Heidi and Franny's Garage

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Franny Brodigan
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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#16 Post by Franny Brodigan » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:59 pm

Hi Everyone. Franny is busy editing another 356 video and she wanted me to tell you thanks for watching our channel and for all the nice comments. We appreciate it. Heidi with Heidi and Franny's Garage
 

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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#17 Post by James Watters » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:58 pm

Well photographed, not a lot of down time on the work. I really enjoyed it! Thank you.
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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#18 Post by Tom Tate » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:43 pm

Wow, great work Franny!
Under the 'never too old to learn' column let me say that I like the way the Franny removed and installed the big springs. All these years I have been removing them before removing the centering pins using a vice grip and lots of swearing. Sometimes with parts and tools flying about the garage. Then I would install after the shoes were back in place. Using the shoe itself as the lever for expanding the springs makes a lot more sense and is a lot safer. Thank you Franny! KTF

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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#19 Post by Franny Brodigan » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:43 pm

Great to hear James and Tom! Thanks. Heidi
 

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#20 Post by Charles H Jacobus » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:33 pm

They are fun and informative.

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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#21 Post by Ed Lawrence » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:09 pm

Keep those videos coming Heidi and Franny! Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge with others.
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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#22 Post by PaulLima » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:59 am

Nicely done, many thanks! I'd add only a couple of steps to her fine document. 1st, I always take a picture before I begin just to be SURE I put it together correctly, and 2nd, when adjusting the brakes, after the first attempt, push the brake pedal a few times and repeat the adjustment. This usually gets the adjustment very close.

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#23 Post by Vincent Gillespie » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:42 am

I recently did a complete rebuild on the braking system and seen as it had been a very loooooong time since the last time this was great to remind me what they looked like and what to do, brilliant. thanks. I also loved the electric tooth brush but it sure made my dentist look twice during the last check up.
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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#24 Post by Edwin Ek » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:05 am

Valuable, nice work!

Making a video invites comments from the armchair mechanics, sorry to say. Couple of thoughts: for a drum-brake car, the terminology is brake shoes, not brake pads. Coming off the car were B shoes; replaced with A shoes. No mention of that. Videos seemed to suggest that only one side of the axle was rebuilt. That's not good practice.
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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#25 Post by Mike Horton » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:28 am

Franny, if it were that easy, anyone could do it!

This work, is what requires the dedicated and experienced enthusiasts, Thanks!
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#26 Post by Peter Silten » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:29 pm

Great videos. Fun to watch. Thanks.

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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#27 Post by DaveErickson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:11 pm

Nice clear presentation and level of detail, I liked it. One thing I was surprised you skipped was the installation of the rebuild kit. i.e. inspecting the bore of the cylinder for scratches, lightly honing the bore, installing the new seal without damaging it and pointing it the right way. And as mentioned above, the need to rebuild the other wheel cylinders, assuming all of them are about the same age.

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#28 Post by walt nolte » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:42 pm

I am archiving all of the 356 ones for to help my children (and grandchildren) learn about how the 59 A works. The car will be theirs someday.

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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#29 Post by Herlin E. Woolery » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Enjoy the videos , Big thumbs up

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Re: Heidi and Franny's Garage

#30 Post by gregg hake » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:21 pm

Very Nice ! I don't do these procedures enough times to have it really etched in my brain so these videos are a great way to re-visit the subjects. Great work.

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