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Brake Issues

One of the issues classic car technician Steve has found with our 1980 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus is that there was no brake fluid going to

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Brake Issues

One of the issues classic car technician Steve has found with our 1980 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus is that there was no brake fluid going to the near-side front wheel. After disassembling the brake compensation valve, Steve found that this was caused by the internal piston being fitted the wrong way round at some point in the vehicle’s life.

While working on the brakes, Steve also found that the master cylinder reservoir seals were fitted incorrectly. This meant that the brake fluid was blocked from filling the rear chamber and going to the rear brakes.

Steve continues to work on our 1980 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus and will carry on investigating and resolving the reported issues while we have the car in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.