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what did you do in your garage / shop and or driveway today ?


Installed the 1" bore master. Replacing an 1 1/8" unit. More brake pressure, with a slightly longer pedal travel. Had to shorten the booster actuating rod a wee bit to match the new as well.

Big difference in feel. Exactly where it should be. Was far too stiff before.

But now a problem... The brakes are dragging slightly. Noticed something wasn't quite right when I was bench bleeding the master. The piston didn't always come all the way back out to the retaining ring. As if it were randomly getting hung up in the bore somewhere. Hoping it would work itself out, fingers crossed, I installed it. But I think I'm wrong. After a short drive, the wheels are really hot. I'm 100% sure the rod length is measured correctly, but I'll double check. Oh well, will call Summit Monday to try to obtain a replacement. They have always been good this way. Never had to return any defective part. They just send a new one and tell you to keep the old. The biggest pita is bleeding the brakes, but the Russell speed bleeder screws really help.

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Installed my "new to me" tires and wheels on my Jeep. They were a Kijiji deal and have about 1500 kms on them. 31" on Pro Comp wheels. Kind of toughens up the look of the Jeep (see "before" photo). Next year I may install a mild (2-2.5") lift. 

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1969 Pontiac Laurentian 2 door hardtop **SOLD**
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That's a fine looking Jeep Todd!



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Some progress on the previous master post;

 

Got curious today and removed the master. Pulled the retaining clip and the rear piston assembly in hope of finding something.

Turns out the rear seal had pulled out of the groove. Probably during the install in China. Re-installed in the piston groove it settled in fine, didn't appear damaged nicked or distorted. Installed in the bore it now returns to the stop fine.

The pin clearance measured fine, and does not preload the piston. Put it all back together. Just needs bled.

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Thanks. It appears a previous owner had the tub off the frame and did a ton of work to it- Complete suspension, brakes, fuel lines, exhaust etc etc. Frame was painted and rustproofed in and out. Engine/body mounts new. The last owner was a body man and did the paint (Hemi orange). When I bought it I had to get the 4wd working (front axle wasn't engaging) , replace the fuel tank sending unit (and filler hose). I'm going to replace the troublesome factory "computer controlled" ignition system (with a feedback Carter carb). I have a GM HEI ignition conversion kit and just ordered a Motorcraft 2100 carb that's been adapted to work on the Jeep engine. If all goes well I'll have quicker starts, a few extra HP and pick up 2-3mpg. 
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That's a fine looking Jeep Todd!


 



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Got started on a new roof to cover the pool pump & filter. Thanx to the internet and a speed square I learned how to build a hip roof

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Man, you are a quick learner, bird's mouths in there and everything! I can't see any working holiday in the future at your place, guess I'll just keep looking.

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Waking up and smelling the roses ...

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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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Looks like it smells nice. Our flowers around here just about exploded overnight after the frosty June we had, it hit 34.8 in the shade 2 days ago on my normally very accurate thermometer.

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Big step today , American autowire 510063 classic update harness, engine And lighting circuits done.

Fired up Dart SHP 421 cid. Sbc , sounds awesome with 2 1/2" exhaust and magnaflow mufflers.

tested out 605 steering box and hydroboost brake system. Need to install shifter so i can go around the block.

next on the list is dash  wiring and interior.


 More progress done, i drove up and down the driveway. First time in 8 years.



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pontiax- (canadian pontiac X frame)1964 Parisienne 2dr. hdtop lagoon aqua metallic (Q)

 



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Yeehaw, you are getting closer!

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Explored some hidden "roads" nearby with my Jeep. S'cuse the blurry photo.. It's amazing how many KM of old roads there are in the woods. 

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Also visited a fellow who had a pile of Jeep YJ parts for sale. Picked up a really nice hardtop, another front bumper, an antenna (mine was missing) and a pair of tow hooks for $135. Couldn't beat that!

 



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broke down and bought a new welder and plasma, need to get some of this body work done. bought one for work to try it out worked out really well plus I got a grand off the original price001.jpg



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pontiax wrote:

 

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Big step today , American autowire 510063 classic update harness, engine And lighting circuits done.

Fired up Dart SHP 421 cid. Sbc , sounds awesome with 2 1/2" exhaust and magnaflow mufflers.

tested out 605 steering box and hydroboost brake system. Need to install shifter so i can go around the block.

next on the list is dash  wiring and interior.


 More progress done, i drove up and down the driveway. First time in 8 years.


 Looking Good!!  Just need to get rid of the spider nest on the dash.winkbiggrinbiggrin



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yes looks great!

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pontiax wrote:

 

 More progress done, i drove up and down the driveway. First time in 8 years.


 Good stuff Pete!



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broke down and bought a new welder and plasma, need to get some of this body work done. bought one for work to try it out worked out really well plus I got a grand off the original price001.jpg





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only two provinces over, no flooding were I am



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It's been so long since we flooded I forget what it was like! Plus we're in town now protected by a ring dike.

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ya no, im on a island if it floods, no chance of a dam letting loose, and no black flies or giant skeeters



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 A little cooler today so I got back on the pool pump cover 

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Cooler there? Lucky guys.

35 here today, humidex was 45 about 2 hours ago.

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Times r tough......working on a F@$D!!!!!!!! Was supposed to be just an engine swap from 352-390. Not.......everything changed,cleaned,blasted painted etc etc.Multiple firing orders depending on block and the dizzy turns backwards! Learning about F@$ds but not what I wanted to clutter my brain with.hmm  Should have shipped the truck to Johnnee!!

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Had a bit better luck with my F**d project Friday.

Heard of a fresh 1985 T-Bird in the wreckers, The brake pedal was the last major part I needed to erase the bad memory of the previous owners 5 speed conversion hack job.

Fortunately the dash was the same from 85-88, so the assembly was the same for all Cougars and T-Birds.

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The nice part was the car in the wreckers was undisturbed before I got to it furious

I spent a lot of time at the wreckers, upside down, under the dash, studying, before I took it apart.

The Cougar's previous owner had decided that all those extra parts were not necessary evileye

Installed the pedal in the Cougar as soon as I got home while everything was fresh in my mind. 

With all the "Non necessary" parts included biggrin 

 

 

 

 



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I had every intention to strip her for parts but I cant , any help from you all , I think I need a support group008.jpg004.jpg



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