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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by bbodie52 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:26 pm

GasDaddy140 wrote:Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:21 pm

...Oh, does anyone care that I don't run an e-brake with a stick? I turn my wheels in a safe direction on hills.
All Corsas originally came with a single master cylinder. Unless you have upgraded to a dual master cylinder, you lose everything if you blow a brake line, a brake hose, a wheel cylinder, or your master cylinder. Even with a dual master cylinder your pedal would likely go nearly to the floor under such a failure. Wouldn't you feel better if you still had the cable-actuated emergency brake available to you? It is not just a parking brake.
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:23 pm

A couple of bricks...:)

An e-brake would be best. And yes I've updated to a dual master brake cylinder.
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by terribleted » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:08 am

GasDaddy140 wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:23 pm
A couple of bricks...:)

An e-brake would be best. And yes I've updated to a dual master brake cylinder.
LOL I carried a couple of bricks for a while when I was daily driving a powerglide car that needed a full cable set. Took like 6 months to get a round tuit!!
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by viewmaster » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:28 am

LOL...i have a 65 110 PG, and i carry a HF wheel chock, just to keep from stretching my parking brake cable.

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New Brake Lines Done! Yellow Half-shafts Next.

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:00 pm

Hey Everyone,
I Got the new brake lines finished in this miserable Nor Cal heat wave. Yay! Got to get new U-joints in my yellow half-shafts next. Then I'm pushing it out of my garage for a good cleaning so that I can push it back in for some more complicated Corvair work. For a lazy person I'm doing pretty good!
I'll report back on my heater fan problems soon.
I want to see the Corsa protect sitting out in the driveway so that god can see it too! And maybe forgive me for all the damn swearing. Very, very bad swearing I did at troubled times working on the car especially around screws.
Now I thank the lord for all the sheet metal screws and fasteners that I've had to mess with. Because there is road to run.
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Corsa on the Garage Ground

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:51 am

:tu: Dropped it down in the garage for a look.
Hey Corvairs!
Needs the half-shafts in and a bunch of other Corvair nuggets.
But soon I'll be tooling around in one the the coolest, most exotic American production cars ever!
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Good Stuff-Brakes-Half Shafts-And Procar Seats Ordered

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:35 am

First of All I hope that Everyone is doing OK, a lot of devastated areas adversely effecting a ton of people.

Just to keep going on my build status I'll say, got rear brakes, new u-joints on the half shafts, and a sweet set of Procar '90 gray seats ordered with Corvair brackets (a little pricey for these, but damn-it, I've been busting my butt). A couple of "hot-rodder" neighbors lent a big hand with the u-joints. Only had to buy 5, we busted up the needle bearings on one pretty good. 3 AC Delco and 1 Moog, all with zerk fittings.

Still need a gas tank...of some sort...and filler neck. I also have a bunch of suspension bolts and nuts to cinch up-not sure where to start.

Hang in there!
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"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) Project
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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