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post #166 of 238 (permalink) Old May 12th, 18, 05:07 PM
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Very nice!!!

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Very nice!!!
Thanks!

I'm going to fire up the car tomorrow.
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Thanks!

I'm going to fire up the car tomorrow.

Hopefully with some video

You've done a really nice job...I am very partial to big block 67's...this is my brothers...he's had it since the late 70's...


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Looks great!

'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
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Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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Thanks!

I'm going to fire up the car tomorrow.

Hopefully with some video <img src="https://www.camaros.net/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

You've done a really nice job...I am very partial to big block 67's...this is my brothers...he's had it since the late 70's...

I am unable to see the pic you posted. But, I am also partial to BB's.

They have very unique feel when stomping the gas and running thru the gears.
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A little more progress. I almost forgot to put the oil pressure fitting in. I will have to remove Z-bar to install but I can still get at it easily.
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Very nice!

Hopefully now you can see the pics...also you can go here to the album that the rest of them are in!

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post #173 of 238 (permalink) Old May 18th, 18, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Very nice!

Hopefully now you can see the pics...also you can go here to the album that the rest of them are in!

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What it looks like now

Beautiful car! I love the color. That is the color of my next project!

A tiny bit more progress...
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Very nice Keith!

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Driver fender on and aligned! Header, valence and hood mechanisms installed as well.

I learned an install lesson. Get the shims fittment correct, but don't tighten front end sheet metal until you have it all installed.
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post #176 of 238 (permalink) Old May 19th, 18, 06:37 PM
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Excited for you. You'll be driving before you know it!

Can I ask what you sprayed in the wheel wells? Now that I have the bottom of mine painted I wanted to spray something extra in the wells for durability.

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Excited for you. You'll be driving before you know it!

Can I ask what you sprayed in the wheel wells? Now that I have the bottom of mine painted I wanted to spray something extra in the wells for durability.

Rustoleum truck bed coating - 4 coats.
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Aligned front end. Torqued down all ball joints. Filled radiator, gas tank and brake cylinder.

Set the timing and starter her up! Unfortunately, I don't know how to attach videos.

BTW - I have stock height valve covers with 2x tall gaskets. The roller rockers are not hitting the covers...which eliminates my wiper motor clearance issues.
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I finally drove the car last night. Maiden voyage up and down the driveway. I even drove it into and parked it in the garage. I have been fighting my brake system for over a week and finally discovered what the issue was.


I read a ton of blogs and picked up a bunch of valuable information. Unfortunately, none of it applied to my issue, but it did help me eliminate possible parts of the brake system from the equation.


I have original power disc brakes with rear drums. All SS new lines, rebuilt master cylinder, brake booster, hold off valve, and proportioning valve. This should have been a piece of cake.


Symptoms: Soft pedal, front disc engage, rears drums that did not engage. But, all lines bled correctly.


I had extras of every component, so I even swapped them out.


Solution: I had the rod at the back of the power brake booster attached to the top hole in the brake pedal. This caused the master cylinder to partially engage. This probably removed most of the pressure to the rear brakes, while still letting them bleed. Once I moved the rod to the lower pedal, it removed the pressure from the master cylinder and all was good in this world!


None of my buddies considered this possibility. They pointed at all the other parts in the system. I am just glad to be past that headache and on to sanding a buffing the paint.
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I finished up on the brakes today. I performed a gravity bleed. I opened the lid of the master cylinder, went to each brake, furthest rear first and ran a hose to a bottle with some brake fluid in it. The purpose was to keep fluid draining to the bottle with end of the hose submersed.

This process worked extremely well and drew out residual air bubbles from the lines. It also helped me find a minute leak between the caliper soft and hard line.

Tiny bubbles were constantly draining to bottle. Tightening the line eliminated the bubbles.

My brakes are working perfectly now!
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