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06-27-2008 08:51 PM All Four Brakes
Replaced that line, and bled them, got lots of brakes. Parenthetically, that is a weird braking system. Two lines to the back, that ran into one block, then a rubber hose down to the axle, and the split to the rear wheels.

We think the rubber line was collapsing, blocking flow to the wheels. Finally it leaked and we changed it out, but that took a real long time.

Life is harder when you're dumb.


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06-26-2008 01:19 PM Wheels and Brakes
New wheels and front tires, all good, found a bad brake wheel cylinder and a bad hose, replaced the wheel cylinder, ordered the hose.

Found that the battery was dead, some more gremmies, don't know what that problem might be.

Also put in some gas, got that problem sorted out.


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06-24-2008 06:35 PM Wictory
Spent over an hour yesterday driving the guys at the auto parts store nuts.. Seems the master cylinder has a metric regular flare, and the slave has a metric bubble flare.. Weee.. Do they make an adapter? No, they do not.

Finally found an adapter to SAE on one end and had Doc's Automotive flare the SAE to one end of the line.

Got the top fan shroud brackets made for the Ratster, and got the clutch hydraulics in for the 47. It moves, but i don't know if it releases the clutch yet.

The other line in the picture is a brake line, not hooked up yet.

The good news is that i got the alter-damn-nator to output. I decided to change the voltage regulator, and while i was at it, made sure the it was grounded to the frame. Viola.

The Ammeter still won't indicate, but i guarantee the battery is getting juice. I pulled the the positive cable to see if the engine would quit, and got a shock that convinced me that something was working. Skinned the back of my left hand, but well worth it.

Thursday new wheels, fix the brakes, again, and then off to the muffler shop.




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06-22-2008 12:54 PM Grrr...
Crude fan shroud is on, that seems to work, spent hours with Darrell working on the wiring, tested the alternator, which was bad, got another, still nada.

The clamps are on until i make the top mounts.

Changed the ammeter, the wiring, i should change the voltage regulator, if that doesn't work, i'll hook up the painless harness and pray for surf.


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06-21-2008 04:02 PM Half Day
Made basses today, but stole a half day to work on the junk pile.. Two weeks from today is the show.

Fixed the gas filler neck, cut down a plastic fan shroud to for this radiator and made a bottom mount. Don't have a plan for the top mount yet. That was for the Ratster,

Straitened the clutch pedal, and made a strut to brace the steering wheel on the 47. Got a new clutch master cylinder. Didn't put it on yet.

And made a thing to hold a pint of brake fluid so i can pump it through the lines on these old crudded up chassis.

I think i found the leaking brake cylinder on the Ratster, will work on that Thursday when i go to get my new wheels.



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