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02-08-2014 10:14 PM the king pin
Got to thank chevs of the 40's
I ordered rebuild kits for the third arm pivot and king pins, at 11 am
Tuesday. At 2pm Wednesday the UPS driver handed them to me.
Last week my buddy came by for an update, had him jerk the tire around.
I couldn't see it but could feel play in the pivot for the idler arm.
Figured since my brake hoses are still unattached I'd do the king pins also.
He said he'd over see my disassembly on the king pins. I couldn't ask him, it was
32 degrees for a high that day. I know too well, If I wait around till it's warm,
it's going to be raining. It took threes days to get the idler arm and both king pins out.
Thats because my feet froze.
Knocked the bushings out of the pivot, will have the shop install and ream the new ones.
I need to finish cleaning the spindles and reinstall, but it's snowing tonight.
Time for a warm beer.

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02-04-2014 10:39 PM self tapping screw?
WTF
When I pulled the trany out, the 1/4-20 bolt hole that holds the
speedo cable keeper, had a self tapping sheet metal screw in it.
Wasn't holding shiplap.
I paid good money to get that trany rebuilt, new clutches
and a shift kit. It was all grey aluminum when I took it in.
That tail section was black when I got it back, and it wasn't fresh paint.
So they swaped my good one for one they hamfisted and stripped the threads.
It was 34 degrees out and my feet froze while I put the heli-coil in.
Any one who runs any type of business knows, word of mouth is free advertizing.
Oh well.
Buddy came over, had him jerk around the tire in front.
I'm ordering pivot pin bushings and king pin repair kit.
Hope it warms up next week.
Waltons hasn't shipped the brake kit yet, having trouble with suppliers.
PBR time.

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02-02-2014 11:38 PM the champs
It appears that defence does win super bowls.
If they're any good next year, I might get on the band wagon.

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02-01-2014 09:55 PM the residual valve curse
Don't know what it is about brake line fittings that so hard to understand.
I've had six phone calls, seven parts runs to three different parts houses.
It's taken three days to get 6 fittings to redo my brake lines.
The 1/8th male pipe thread to 1/4 inch reverse flair adapters were the culprits.
I'm baffled, not pissed, because my master cylinder isn't here yet.
If it was and I was working on this stuff, I'd be pulling my hair out.
Both of them.


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01-31-2014 05:12 PM don't cross this line
well I didn't
what I did do was flare, bend and install the
first brake line. From the firewall back to the rear axel.
One simple offset so I couldn't foul up too bad.
I did watch some vids on running lines. And one fellow
was complaining about the flaring tool and reamers.
I got my tool 100 years ago it it's made in the USA,
have no trouble with it.
I use a machinist de-burring tool for small stuff,
heres a flea-bay add.
deburring tool
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/deburring-tool
And I like the megaloc pipe dope by Hercules.
The brand probably doesn't mean too much,
just be sure it's rated for oil, gas, water and Alky.
This is about the cheapest price I could find, and don't get it inside the brake system.
pipe dope
http://www.shop411.com/shopping?am=broad&q=pipe+sealant&an=google _s&askid=88967f16-5122-4a12-83ee-06c18d3bb0ad-0-sf_gsb&kv=sdb&gc=0&dqi=&qsrc=999&a mp;ad=semD&o=11429&l=dir
I'll say the brake line job isn't with out it's faults already.
I ordered the adapters for the residual valves over the phone, with a number
I got from a brake guy. Either it was a wrong number or NAPA's cross reference is wrong.
I had to go to a competitor.
On a lighter note another hockey story.
Pittsburgh flies to LA to play the Kings.
They decide to make it a moms game and take any mothers who
want to get warm in Calif.
The players complained about how much luggage they brought.
One said, Mom this is a two game road trip, not a two week vacation.


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