TVR 3000S (Convertible)

Restoration (January 2003)

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12th January

I took the runners off the seats and rubbed them down as they were quite rusty. They were then painted ready to put the seats back in. I also gave the seats a good clean and conditioned them with leather cleaner as I was surprised to discover that they were covered in leather rather than vinyl. I then bolted the seats back in and the interior is now virtually complete.

19th January

 I decided to bleed the brakes and thought that it wouldn't take too long. I use a Gunsons EasyBleed which makes life a lot easier especially if you are doing it on your own. All went well with the back brakes but when I came to the passenger side front one I couldn't undo the bleed nipple even though I had freed it off some months earlier. (I knew I shouldn't have painted the calipers) After a bit of gentle persuasion I managed to free it. I then found that no fluid was coming through. I eventually traced the problem back to the master cylinder which had a blockage at the outlet. This was unblocked with a piece of fuse wire and then it bled OK. The drivers side front was no problem. I now have brakes again but I then discovered that the reservoir on the master cylinder is now leaking very slightly, this probably explains the marks on the paint on the bulkhead, so further investigation will be necessary next weekend.