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Old 04-02-2012, 04:36 PM
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whats the matter?
are you confused?
finally, something on cars California doesnt regulate?
I just hope one of our legistators isn't having lunch with one of yours and they talk about this.....next week there will be inspections on rust! But being they don't know anything about the subject. "Rust, you mean Rusty, the lead singer of the Clowns in shoes band"?

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Put new brake rotors, pads, fluid, and wheel bearings on my 93 dodge dually diesel. What a bi***. Trying to sparate the hub extention from the rotor. Had to beat a ratchet with a hammer to get the bolts out because i couldnt keep it still while putting torque on it, and it was nice and rusted together too. Cleaned up the calipers and brakets. New fluid and bled the whole system. Works so much better. Turns out the caliper slide was jammed up and wore down one pad to bare metal and ruined the rotors.
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had some hazardous material classes for work
then worked on some spring cleaning (left-over winter storm damage) yard work outside
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Built new roll around rack for front clip a lil easier to work on and much easier to transport and move around and to and from paint booth.


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That's awesome, and very good time spent. Sometimes spending that time on something saves so much on the other end, it is well worth it.

I flew home with my O rings to fire up my top pump/motor and see those cylinders go up and down, and they did! WHOO HOO double WHOO HOOWHOO HOO

That all works and I got started on the top bows. I am hoping I can get them primed and painted this weekend, that would be great!

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Put new brake rotors, pads, fluid, and wheel bearings on my 93 dodge dually diesel. What a bi***. Trying to sparate the hub extention from the rotor. Had to beat a ratchet with a hammer to get the bolts out because i couldnt keep it still while putting torque on it, and it was nice and rusted together too. Cleaned up the calipers and brakets. New fluid and bled the whole system. Works so much better. Turns out the caliper slide was jammed up and wore down one pad to bare metal and ruined the rotors.
What ? No new calipers ? At least new seal rings and pistons ?
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Off from work today, gonna take a nap, then get the carb and alternator hooked up on my 68 caddy.
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What ? No new calipers ? At least new seal rings and pistons ?
You don't really replace all those things when doing a simple "brake job" to you? Unless you have leakage, or you are dealing with some seriously rusted components you don't need to replace that stuff.

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You don't really replace all those things when doing a simple "brake job" to you? Unless you have leakage, or you are dealing with some seriously rusted components you don't need to replace that stuff.

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When he said that some parts were rusted together, that put up a red flag for me on the caliper pistons. Unless they were the resin pistons, I would be very concerned about the chrome on the caliper pistons. I have seen way too many with the chrome seperating from the piston, and when you push the piston back in, it cuts the rubber sealing ring. On a '93, which is a 19 year old truck, and already replacing the rotors, it wouldn't be but about $30.oo more to replace the caliper pistons and seals. I just have never believed in shorting myself when it comes to brakes or steering. Big Al
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When he said that some parts were rusted together, that put up a red flag for me on the caliper pistons. Unless they were the resin pistons, I would be very concerned about the chrome on the caliper pistons. I have seen way too many with the chrome seperating from the piston, and when you push the piston back in, it cuts the rubber sealing ring. On a '93, which is a 19 year old truck, and already replacing the rotors, it wouldn't be but about $30.oo more to replace the caliper pistons and seals. I just have never believed in shorting myself when it comes to brakes or steering. Big Al
I can see your point now. Yeah, "it wouldn't hoyt".

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Got most of it done except the nap. Pulled the carb, cleaned it a little more, hooked up the throttle linkage(had to pull a piece from the old quadrajet to hook it up), got the new fuel line bent, bolted the carb down. The fuel line is a PITA to thread into the filter off the fuel pump. So I stopped for the day after getting to that point. Also have to figure out all the vacuum lines to the carb to get everything to run right. The carb is from a 73 or 74(can't remember, been so long since I decoded it) caddy and is now on my 68.

Also replaced the wire terminals to the alternator. Can't figure out 2 wires though. They are not factory colors. And I can't trace it back to the regulator. One is lighter and one is a green color. Not really sure what to do at this point.

But overall a productive day. Should be able to get it running tomorrow out of a gas can.
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Got collector car insurance today for the 48.tomorrow its the DMV
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Got collector car insurance today for the 48.tomorrow its the DMV
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Awesome DBM, there's a step for us all!

I had a good night that I planned on my 5 minutes and just kept going until my top irons were all apart.

I was out in the driveway (I don't want anything like that near my car!) in a sprinkling rain. But I just kept on going until I got the whole thing apart. I guess I am going to be sand blasting it myself. I hate to do something so big but I don't have anyone I can trust. The only guy in town is more like a gravelblaster.

But I can do one at a time, I am thinking I will sand blast off pretty fast, they didn't put much on it. Only the front header and rear bow have some pitting, the rest is just a thin coat of paint.

You just don't know how nice it feels to know that I have another top bow assembly to refer to when I put this back together. I took loads of photos don't get me wrong, but DAMN this thing is complicated. If I didn't have that other assy photos or not I would be a nervous wreck tonight trying to go to sleep.

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we have a number of powder coat shops around here
I have had them "sandblast only" stuff for me in the past
you might try that
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