I resorted to a mixture of levers, a lump hammer and Anglo Saxon of the highest order
Wish me luck for round 2!
Round 2 over and done in just 2 hours (including rechecking the o/s bolts and fixings - I've covered over 1000 miles in the past week so things have bedded in by now) and stripping the callipers out of the front pads, cleaning everything up, lubing the slidey bits and reassembling.
On the near-side everything lined up, dropped in and fitted a treat....or is it I'm getting better as this is my fourth wishy change in two months
Also changed the power steering fluid (again - must have left a little of the old stuff in last time as it was quite grey after a few weeks use); fixed the tacho; re-attached various trim bits that had loosened, fitted the pollen filter and lubed the wiper mechanism; bought and programmed a new ignition key.
The car is much better on my test track - it doesn't white line or follow cambers and ruts and seems so much smoother...a real result
I've got a few thousand miles to cover beforee the end of the month so I'm going to get the tracking done tomorrow...I reckon the front tyres will be dead by the month end so a new Pair of Pirelli Neros will go on to match the rears...
That's the front done...next it's strip and rebuild the rear brakes; change the flexibles for aeroquip; replace the handbrake cables (I've seen new on sleazebay...so I may as well whilst they're still available..mind you it works out about £75 for the set...is this about right?)
I also want to replace the drivers door seal and both o/s door handles (both are purple and faded)...don't suppose anyone on the list has some decent rosso ones for sale?
Finally, the car's going back into Rusper Alfa for the driveshaft boots to be replaced and an MOT in the next week or so (part of the purchase deal is that they MOT the beast....and get it through