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azblackhemi

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« Reply #75 on: February 14, 2011, 04:47:13 PM »

Good start Brian. Do you have to take the floor panel off everytime you fill the master cylinder?
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« Reply #76 on: February 14, 2011, 05:10:25 PM »

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I know exactly what you mean, and both ways, get the bugs shaken out first, and have something to do later, works for me.
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« Reply #77 on: February 14, 2011, 05:56:37 PM »


Quote from: azblackhemi
Good start Brian. Do you have to take the floor panel off everytime you fill the master cylinder?

No there's a small removable panel to access the MC.  But I will have to pull up the carpet...ohh wait I don't have any....

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« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2011, 02:00:10 AM »


Did they not have proportioning valves for the brakes back then?
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« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2011, 07:30:25 AM »


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Did they not have proportioning valves for the brakes back then?

Nope, just straight lines into the drums.

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« Reply #80 on: February 15, 2011, 09:16:27 AM »

Prop valves were only used in dual masters Jason.  They are supposed to balance the fronts to the rears.  Aledgedly, they are also supposed to stop you in the event of a failure on one side.  But I can't say that worked too well
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« Reply #81 on: February 21, 2011, 08:04:08 PM »

I decided after installing my nice new, rebuilt MC and pedal assemblies I
 would try and bleed the lines running out front.  Well after much
pumping I was not getting any pedal pressure and no fluid out of the MC
to the lines.



So reluctantly I pulled everything out again.  I drained the fluid...there goes my nice paint job...
  And disassembled everything looking for something obvious. Thought I
might have installed one of the cups backwards....nope everything looked
 good.  So re-assembled and tried bleeding it on the bench....still no
fluid coming out.



So by now I'm very angry/frustrated/depressed...so decide to come to the P15-D24
 board and search through the archives for an answer to my problem.
After some time I finally came across this thread....



http://www430.pair.com/p15d24/mopar_...ad.php?t=20526



This picture posted by LuckyDevil is what helped me out....







Turns out I neglected to install item "G".  After I did this everything started working properly!!



I only have one thing to add about that picture.  Everything is correct
except for cup "C"...it actually goes between "D" and "E"....other then
that the picture was a life saver.



So now I have to strip and repaint all my parts I just finished repainting...since the brake fluid sure made a mess of things.

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« Reply #82 on: February 21, 2011, 08:06:42 PM »





For the last couple months I've been searching for the "right" back up
light for ol' Fernando.  I've scoured E-bay looking at different lights
from all mopar cars and trucks.  But nothing seemed "Right" to me.  Most
 were round and with the square, boxy tail lights and brake light, they
just didn't seem to work for me.



Well one night a couple weeks ago I was rummaging through the archives on the P15-D24 board  and came across a "Back up lights" thread from 2007.  And Mr Tim
Adams had posted a pic of his car with these rectangular back up lights.


http://www430.pair.com/p15d24/mopar_forum/showthread.php?t=4127



As soon as I saw those I knew those were the ones for my car.  A couple posts down he then said where he got them from....




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               Originally Posted by Tim Adams


            ...these are Hella brand...the rear
 housing is that of the 356 Porsche, these were found mounted on a
Renault R10 I understand...slightly different than the VW series. Due to
 their shape and size I found them more in line with the theme of the
rear lights..
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« Reply #83 on: February 21, 2011, 08:13:14 PM »

So here are a couple pics. Mine are from a VW bus, but are still Hella
glass lenses, which I like since all other lenses are glass, and the
trim is stainless.







And mocked up on the car.  Used a couple magnets to hold it in place.







I think they will work, and look great.

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« Reply #84 on: February 21, 2011, 08:33:13 PM »

Outstanding on both accounts, and the backup lights look like they belong there.
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« Reply #85 on: February 22, 2011, 03:10:45 AM »

Looks great... Looks factory to me..

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« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2011, 08:34:09 PM »

Well the Saga continues.  I haven't had a lot of time to work on things,
 been doing home reno's.  But I did manage to get the wheel cylinders
rebuilt on the front of the car.



Here are some before pics...











Couldn't figure out how to get the pistons out of the bores.  I soaked
them for a couple days in PB Blaster and they moved "in" but wouldn't
pop out.  Then I had a thought...compressed air!  That did the trick....





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« Reply #87 on: March 12, 2011, 08:36:36 PM »

I didn't initially realize that the pistons were a two piece unit.  Once
 I discovered that it took a little bit of work to get them all apart.  I
 used a 600 grit wet sand paper to clean the corrosion off, then heated
them with the propane torch...and a couple pliers to hold them and
twisted them apart.











All apart and ready for a good cleaning.







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« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2011, 08:37:20 PM »

So I cleaned all the parts on my wire wheel, then honed out the cylinders.  They all cleaned up nicely.



Cleaned and painted, ready for assembly....







10 minutes later I had these....





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« Reply #89 on: March 13, 2011, 07:17:07 AM »

I'm surprised you didn't do an upgrade
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