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« Reply #75 on: March 01, 2008, 04:49:06 PM »

Well the car was almost ready for inspection but I couldn't get the brakes to lock up, or even work properly consistently.  Two footin' it sometimes...worked fine other times...
 
I was rolling back and forth trying to get the brakes to lock up and was two footin' it when I heard vacuum leaking out from under the dash.....well guess I have to replce the booster...may as well do my upgrade while I'm at it.
 
Anyway pulled the booster and master today....not a bad job...way easier than when I did the booster in my 68 B-body years ago.
 
So got the system out and went to install my new booster and ooops....it would go all the way in...turns out the newer style booster, which I was told was a direct replacement for my car, has too big a hub on the back side of the booster to clear the hoe in the booster plate and firewall.
 
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So I had to grind open the hole with the old Dremmel...took an hour or so but eventually I got it to fit properly.  Only had to open it about a 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch. 
 
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So if anyone is going to install a newer style booster just beware that you may need to modify things a wee bit.
 
So since I was installing the new disc brake booster I thought I may as well install my new 2 bolt aluminum master and adapter.  There was enough extra brake line to bend them carefully up and forward to mate up with the new master cylinder. 
 
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So everything seems to work good now...it was raining and hailing so I only moved it a few feet forward and back in the garge but it seemd to lock them up pretty easy now!!
 
So hopefully I will get it in for inspection in a couple days.
 
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« Reply #76 on: March 01, 2008, 04:53:25 PM »

Oh I also messed around with my tailgate...rear window would only go up about half way and then stop.  I pulled all the weather stripping, some was twisted and bent pretty bad, starightened everything the best I could but it was still binding against the seals. 
 
So I used some heavy pliers into the channel and then pryed them gently open to expand the clearance on the side weatherstrip channels.  Now the rear window scoots up and down with no problems....I also lubed all the mechanislms with new white lithium grease.
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« Reply #77 on: March 02, 2008, 11:39:41 AM »

I just went through all the posts since I last left this thread. You
have been a busy busy dude, glad to see so much progress being made on
the T/C. Quick question, since the T/C has power drum all around does
the disc booster offer more pressure to the drums?

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« Reply #78 on: March 02, 2008, 04:15:41 PM »

Quote from: Potatoe
Quick question, since the T/C has power drum all around does the disc booster offer more pressure to the drums?
 
OH YEAH!!!!  I nearly went through the windshield when I hit the brakes. 
 
I'm going to have to develope a very light brake foot.  But I wasn't going to buy a drum brake booster to only run for 6 months or less.  I'll be going to my 73 C-body disc brakes in a couple months when I rebuild the front end.
 
 
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« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2008, 10:37:45 AM »

Well took the wagon through inspection today....it didn't pass...
 
It only failed on some minor things. 
 
The vent windows wouldn't roll open, I knew this but didn't figure it would be safety related but all the glass has to function properly.  I have spare roll open vent windows for spare parts.
 
One or two dash light bulbs aren't working....you can stil see everything but ALL the lights have to work.
 
The battery terminals were loose...I never tighten mine down but I guess I'll have to at least for the re-inspection.
 
The front U-joint needs replacing...I did the rear but the front seemed fine...oh well easy fix.
 
And then the biggie was the front strut rod bushings are shot...too much play for his liking so I now need to replace those before the re-inspection.  (see thread in tech)
 
Anyway I have 30 days to get re-inspected on just these few things and then I can finally get it registered and insured.
 
 
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« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2008, 11:50:29 AM »

I love short lists
 
Good Job Brian.     
 
That was a shorter list then the Polaraco had.  But I guess Polaraco had potential of being longer for all the changes.
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« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2008, 12:10:29 PM »

What inspection?  We don't have no steenking inspections.......
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« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2008, 02:08:42 PM »

That's because you Orgoonies use dem dare cars like flower pots. 
 
They don't have to steer as long as the seats are good.  You need something to sit and watch the Marajawana plants grow.
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« Reply #83 on: March 04, 2008, 04:09:56 PM »

Thats a rough inspection, sheesh. Well I guess its not to bad, I'm sure
she'll pass next time around Brian. The Joisey Inpections here are
pretty much cake, excet if you get one of the people whose had a crap
day , chances are you will fail

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« Reply #84 on: March 04, 2008, 04:34:48 PM »

Actually, the only other inspection I know of that comes close to that is Pennsylvania. 
 
Except for the bulbs and wing vent, I don't think they were asking for much.  You did a great job!
 
I'm actually impressed with the inspection.  Even if it is a pain.
 
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« Reply #85 on: March 04, 2008, 05:19:39 PM »

The only time a car here in BC has to have an inspection like this is if it's brought in from another province/state or country.  Otherwise people drive around in P's.O.S that shouldn't be let out of the driveway!!! 
 
A couple weeks and I'll have her ready for re-inspection...
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« Reply #86 on: March 09, 2008, 09:26:39 PM »

Yesterday I did the dash lights....not too bad...but my big hands and tight dash spaces don't always make the job easy.   Aslo put in the new front U-joint so now I'm only waiting on the vent windw cranking mechanisms and I'll be ready for re-inspection....
 
 
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« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2008, 08:17:18 AM »

Geeze Brian, That sounds like a whole crap load of work. I say I have a
few more years of learning in the Hobby School of Mechanics till I
attempt a job like that. I wish you luck on your re-inspection!

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« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2008, 10:26:21 AM »

i hope you pass.
fortunatly we don't have inspections here in Redneck Country(Michigan),
if we did i'd never drive. good to see that T/C almost done
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« Reply #89 on: March 17, 2008, 06:12:00 PM »

Well over the weekend I thought I would try and weld up the crack in my pass side HP manifold. 
 
I know welding cast is tricky at the best of times but I found a company that sells special welding rods for all kinds of applications.  SO I bought their manifold welding kit, which requires no pre-heating or special cooling, just V out the crack and weld.
 
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So I'm not a bad stick welder, no formal training other than lots of practice and picking info from professionals heads for years.  SO I was fairly confident that things would turn out OK....Well you bee the judge....
 
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Well I used up the 2 anchoring rods, couldn't get the heat right or the weld to flow, even folowing the instructions from their website.  Anway after you use the anchoring rod you go over right back over with a machinable rod...it just kept cooking and blowing holes in the manifold.....
 
So anyway the end result was what you see....worse than when I started but a lesson learned I guess.
 
So now I need a new pass side HP manifold.........
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