1968 Standard hardtop with the 250 engine and 2-speed power glide tranny.
Yesterday was... interesting.
I had two projects to do: One was a 3-point seat belt install and the other was a power disc brake upgrade.
The 3-point seat belt install went pretty well. Bought this kit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300668306893...84.m1439.l2649
I had to modify the small bracket that attaches to the roof a bit to clear a larger bolt than the hole drilled allowed but it was a minor thing. My 68 didn't have the mounting holes drilled at the top so I had to drill and tap them. The shoulder harness is very solid and overall the kit looks good.
...then I started on the power disc brake kit.
Here's my questions:
1) Any tips on how to remove the ball joints so I can get the spindles out? They're frozen on pretty darn well! I tried a ball joint fork but it's not doing anything.
2) Brake lines. Brake lines everywhere! The front passenger: How should it be routed? Under the engine or along the firewall?
3) Rear brake line: Any advice on where to get one and how to get my hands on the tools needed to plumb it up? The kit did not include a rear brake line and looking at things I can see why: It's very, very long. So approx. how many feet of brake line do I need? Rough guess and I'll buy 2 extra feel just to be sure.
4) Attaching the brake peddle to the booster: The kit included a new threaded bracket with a cotter pin to attach the pin coming out of the booster to the peddle assembly. How do I remove the stock bracket at the peddle? The clearance there is nil. Any tips?
5) Bleeding procedure: Advice on the order of the wheels to bleed? Looks like the rears are equal distance from the booster assembly so I would think either rear tire first followed by the passenger front wheel and finally the driver's side. Is this correct?
6) Anything special I need to know about assembling the front wheel bearings? I know to pack the bearings with grease but what about tolerance for the bearings?
7) Booster to firewall: The bracketry that attaches the booster to the firewall is at an angle. Should I shim it with a nut or have the booster pointed upward?