Car issues before trip to Clarence.
I have been quite lazy to write posts lately, but hopefully, this has changed now. The trip I am writing about already took place in mid June.
My brother and I and our spouses planned a trip, together with a local VW Beetle club, called Beetlemaniacs. The plan was to get around a 100 old classic air-cooled VW's together at a small town called Clarence.
The total round trip including some driving around in and around Clarence turned out to be just over a 1000km.
Rewinding a bit to the end of May, I was driving in my old 1968 VW Fastback, when I noticed something strange going on on the left back wheel. On closer inspection, after taking off the rear drum brake, I found that the brake lining came loose from the brake shoe and needed to be replaced - this was just 3 weeks before our trip.
On returning to the car to assemble the brakes again, I noticed some oil on the brake drum, that was not there, when I removed the brakes. The drum was lying under the driveshaft, and some oil was leaking from the drive shaft.
I then had to replace the seals on the drive shaft, which I did the next week. I thus decided to pack some spares and tools for the trip to Clarence as a precaution. Luckily this was not needed, the car behaved itself well over the entire trip.
Below, you can see a photo of my Fastback, and my brother's Beetle, early in the morning of our departure, on what turned out to be an epic trip with the old classic cars.
Hopefully, I will stop my laziness, and post on our trip soon.
I hope you enjoyed the post and that you have a wonderful day.