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Old 05-03-2017, 01:26 PM   #26
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Old 05-03-2017, 01:28 PM   #27
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There is a car show this Saturday at Triangle Town Center... Two shows actually, one for AACA vehicles and the other is open to anything 1992 and older.

http://www.ncregionaaca.com/triangle/
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:28 PM   #28
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There is a car show this Saturday at Triangle Town Center... Two shows actually, one for AACA vehicles and the other is open to anything 1992 and older.

http://www.ncregionaaca.com/triangle/
Thanks! I thought about it, but that's a haul for me in a newly commissioned truck. Need a little more seat time to make sure something's not going to blow up. Will probably put it in the Piedmont Chevy show at Lake Wheeler, end of this month.
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Thanks! I thought about it, but that's a haul for me in a newly commissioned truck. Need a little more seat time to make sure something's not going to blow up. Will probably put it in the Piedmont Chevy show at Lake Wheeler, end of this month.
When is that show? Lake Wheeler is my back yard.
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When is that show? Lake Wheeler is my back yard.
It's may 27th. 1990 and older vehicles
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:30 AM   #31
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Saw the truck at piedmont Chevy club show today. The truck sounded and looked great!
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Saw your truck pulling in at the Lake Wheeler show yesterday - nice looking!
(did you get your brakes working right!?!?)
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Not yet....the problem at the show was the driver side brake cylinder on the rear drum blew. I limped it home as I live on lake wheeler rd using the emergency brake...my friend in the blue corvette followed me home.

I replaced it today but haven't bled everyrhing yet. My wife was driving it into the show when she lost the brakes and it freaked her out. She had visions of crashing through people and everyone's car. Definitely an experience to talk about for years to come.
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Saw the truck at piedmont Chevy club show today. The truck sounded and looked great!

Thanks!! What were you driving?
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Incidentally if theres any old school brake experts on here I could use some help....every brake related part is new...MC (twice), power booster, all new lines and hoses...new calipers and now drum cylinders. All new rotors, drums, drum hardware. I have set the booster stem clearance with a micrometer. I have tried pedal bleed and gravity bleed and have no air or leaks but I cannot get a firm pedal still...I'm pulling my hair out at this point. I don't know what else to check.
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Not yet....the problem at the show was the driver side brake cylinder on the rear drum blew. I limped it home as I live on lake wheeler rd using the emergency brake...my friend in the blue corvette followed me home.
Glad you made it home safe!
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Thanks!! What were you driving?
I have a 67 gto clone but I did not have it there with me. I was one of the guys helping with the photographs of the vehicles as they were arriving.
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Incidentally if theres any old school brake experts on here I could use some help....every brake related part is new...MC (twice), power booster, all new lines and hoses...new calipers and now drum cylinders. All new rotors, drums, drum hardware. I have set the booster stem clearance with a micrometer. I have tried pedal bleed and gravity bleed and have no air or leaks but I cannot get a firm pedal still...I'm pulling my hair out at this point. I don't know what else to check.

do you have the drum brakes adjusted properly? maybe too much clearance between the shoes and the drums?

are you sure that's just not how the brakes feel on one of those trucks?

just throwing out some ideas...
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do you have the drum brakes adjusted properly? maybe too much clearance between the shoes and the drums?

are you sure that's just not how the brakes feel on one of those trucks?

just throwing out some ideas...
As far as I can tell....I adjust them with the star wheel until the wheel drags, then back off a bit.

Definitely something is off....it's not just soft, the pedal will drop to the floor. But thanks for the ideas.
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Saw the truck at the C&C this past weekend. Definitely digging it. Good job.
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Thanks! Next time come up and introduce yourself.
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Thanks! Next time come up and introduce yourself.

We did talk, but I forgot to introduce myself. I was in the 95 Cobra R parked behind you. My buddy Terry asked you who painted your truck.

It's ok if you didn't notice the R, most everyone thinks it's just a a mustang and walks by. It was funny, even one of the Ford guys commented to me about how they were expecting four R's today - he was referring to the new ones.
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Ah okay...I remember you and the car. Nice ride.
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