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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 11:29 am
My original master push rod doesn't go through the firewall so that arm and another piece tie it to the pedal arm.
The new master push rod goes well through the firewall and looks like it will connect in the same place as the other piece did. I tried installing yesterday but couldn't get the pedal arm to line up with the support bracket. I can't see what I'm doing so going to pick up a couple of this little magnetic led lights today. Very tight in there, should have installed the pedal before the wiring, gauges and master. Live and learn.
I did get all the brake lines done.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 9:30 pm
A while Back I had to buy a New radiator for my F250 from NAPA for $500 ruffly b4 my Trip to Tennessee along with rebuilding the front end 4x4.
Made it there and back ok BUT about a month and half ago took it to Vegas and the Condensor Mounts broke and it wore a hole in the new radiator and I lost coolant and almost overheated.

Well I got around to trying to weld it up and Tried the Miracle Super alloy 1 Muggy weld on it, https://www.muggyweld.com/product/super-alloy-1/
Well the stuff does work on aluminum BUT I just made mess out of my Radiator!
I gave up and Just ordered a New one. After burning up 5-6 sticks redoing and redoing That stuff is just to expensive to waste.
Dam Aluminum radiator is just to thin for me, I would fix one leak and make another.

Ended up Calling my new neighbor up and calling him over to replace his Cam sensor on his F150 with a 4.2 V6. Guy wont leave me alone hes over here every weekend last 3 weeks in a row wanting me to fix his dam truck. Wants to Pay me and I told him flat he cant afford me! and I wont take his money hoping he gets the hint.
I got plenty of my own **** to fix.
Hes a Nice guy in his late 70s and I don't want to hurt his feelings but at same time I cant give my time away either.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 9:53 am
I've never tried the muggy weld stuff, sounds too finicky for the aluminum rad.
I get lots of people asking if I'll do a body/paint job. I just tell them that until I finish the 5 or 6 I have there's no way, and it takes me years to do one so go somewhere else.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 10:30 am
I finally got the brake pedal stuff sorted out. I had to grind about an 1/8" off the end of the push rod to make it fit the way it should.
All these bolt on kits always seem to need some tweaking. For the money they cost I would expect better.
Just glad it's done, installing the brake pedal to the brace in the car was brutal, really needed to be done out of the car and then put in as a unit.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 10:22 am
Glad you got it figured out.
Been busy at work sorry for delay.

Last week b4 my Trip to Cal I checked the Vett out on the lift, It had thrown an ABS light on Dash the week before and wouldn't go out.
So I Plugged the Puter into it to see what code it was Puter said Right front ABS sensor, so I went looking for a damaged wire or sensor, I found the RH Spindle was Cracked in Half! and the ABS sensor was falling out of the Hub!

Needless to say I didn't drive the Vett to work last week!
Could have been really uglee had it broke off all the way at Hiway speeds!
I found a good used one on Ebay cheap should be here tomorrow and I will get her back on the road. If its not one thing its another!
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 10:27 am
A broken spindle, wow, that is scary stuff, could have been a brutal accident. Good thing the abs sensor went or you probably wouldn't know until the spindle totally gave out :splat:

Big storm here last night, still waiting for power to come back.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 11:07 am
Replacement should be here today Got it off Ebay I am hopeful for a good part BUT I am not holding my breath!
Ebay has always been a crap shoot.
Mean while waiting I am puttering with the Bird project, I am so sick of looking at this car.
Working on Drivers door and New Trunk lid, Scuffing first coat of Epoxy and some Hi/lo spots are showing I figured there would be some and it is not disappointing.
What I should be doing is Getting the suspension back under it and getting it off the rotisserie So I can get the front end back together and work the fenders and the front bumper on the car.

I am dreading that front Bumper!
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 11:49 am
I'm really tired of looking at the Stang too! The never ending project. :rolleyes:

I'm starting on the 1st part of another project while I wrap up the Stang. I have TR3 that I want to at least get running. Need the engine and transmission rebuilt. I'm dropping the engine off today. I'm going to restore the engine bay for now and get it running. I'll get to the rest of the car later. I want to do the 51 complete first.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 2:10 pm
The Next ones I do I am gonna Make run and drive perfect before blowing them apart.
quicker faster easier and cheaper I think.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 2:34 pm
That was my initial plan too but there's just too many things that have to be done. It's sat for 20 years I figure so I need to replace almost everything in the running/driving/stopping department. I figure it will make more sense to pull the body off the frame, blast and powder coat it and redo suspension and brakes.
It started with a simple plan and snow balled really quickly. :knockout:
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