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    DentalDart Well-Known Member

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    I actually checked your profile page to try and see pictures of your cars. I didnt see any but I did see your video from a while back where you talk about the GTS and the Decoy.... that "Decoy" was damn nice when the video was made! Any changes to it since then?
     
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    Yep I did that a couple of times on the leaking ones... only problem is I didnt replace my lines from the MC to the proportioning valve... and the line that goes from the MC and feeds the rear brakes was leaking and the nut is stripped all to hell... I tightened it as much as I could with a set of pliers... it must have wiggled loose a little when attaching the other lines and the prop valve moving around.
     
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    I adjusted the drums too. Tightened them to where the drums wouldn't turn anymore then backed them off until then would turn.
     
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    • Tooljunkie

      Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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      Pliers? Never get it tight enough.
      Do yourself a favour and buy a good flare nut wrench set. No more boogered nuts.
      I do lots of hard line work,so for me snap-on was the way to go.
       
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        DentalDart Well-Known Member

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        I have a craftsman line wrench set. The nut was already boogers, and it is super duper tight now.
         
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        that's the part that pisses me off. as though no one has ever had a garage broken into :rolleyes: so your garage is facing the alley 100ft from the house, cool. car port in the back yard with a heavy locked gate, and the car parked 6ft from where i'm sleeping, too dangerous :mad:
         
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        DentalDart Well-Known Member

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        I thought covered carports were ok?

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          kursplat FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          maybe they've changed. a couple years ago i tried for a quote and they didn't like mine. guess i'll try them again
          thanks
           
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          Brakes are bled. I had my wife bleed them with me, I saw itty bitty leaking on the 2 front lines where they attach to the proportioning valve. Backed them off then re-tightened them super tight; then bled the brakes with my syringe brake bleeder through the MC. Did this nice and slow. No bubbles and brake pedal is hard as a rock. Im going to take it for a test ride in a bit then I will probably bleed them 1 more time tomorrow just to be on the safe side.
           
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          I did manage to get brake fluid on my wheel though and now ill have to sand and repaint it... :realcrazy:
           
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            DentalDart Well-Known Member

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            I also think I need to loosen my drum adjusters a little as the drums are hard as shit to turn...
             
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            Bummer deal on the brake fluid on the wheel. I got done fixing up my steering column all up while back just to have brake fluid leak on it lol. Car fun
             
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              DentalDart Well-Known Member

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              Definitely the joys of owning a 51yr old car. My wheels already had a couple of spots that weren't perfect to begin with so I knew I'd be redoing them eventually. Id also like to do my steering column one day, but then I'd end up doing all of the ps components... so I'm going to leave it as is for a while.
               
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                70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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                  DentalDart Well-Known Member

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                  Thats a nice tool right there!!!
                   
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                  Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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                  This is my kit.i can use it under the car. 5A3E0FCB-4828-431C-957C-92DFAC248DE4.png
                   
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                    Wouldn't it have been cheaper to just buy all new hard lines for your entire car? :poke::lol: I'm sure your kit and the eastwood will survive 20 years of work so the investment would be worth it.
                     
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