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post #21 of 991 Old March 12th, 2012, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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I started with4 0 grit on my orbital sander then moved up to 220 and smoothed out the swirled by hand. Then I coated it with high temp engine spray paint. Semi gloss black. I originally used Rustoleum on the other side but it takes forever to dry.

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Score! I just won a new fuel pump for the car. A polished Edelbrock Performer pump. I want to get things ready for when I finally get a new intake and carb. I'll post some pics as soon as it arrives.

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post #23 of 991 Old March 15th, 2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Santa came by the house!!

My new CSRP brake disc brake and power brake set-up. Along with my Edelbrock fuel pump.

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I plan to get everything ready and hopefully be able to install the entire brake set-up next weekend. I am going to wait on the fuel pump install until I get a 4 bbl intake and carb.

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Got the new dash pad and trim piece for the cluster today. Hopefully ill be able to do that install here this week if I can find a replacement for my coolant gauge. Pics to follow!

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Got new fittings for teh fuel pump. I'm going to upgrade the fuel line to 3/8" fromt eh pump to the carb. I plan to start doing that and begine tearing the brakes down here this afternoon. I will takes plenty of pics for everyone's veiwing pleasure.

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OK I got started a bit earlier then planned. So far everything is going great for the brake swap. Once you pop both wheels off, theres only a 27mm spindle nut, 4 9/16" backing plates bolts and a 11mm brake line fitting and the whole assembly pops right off.

Here's the car on stands:

2012-03-23_12-31-31_850.jpg by Edgethis, on Flickr

Heres the old drum brakes:

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Here's the spindle with the brakes removed:

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I think i'll clean it off a bit beofre I install the disc set-up.

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post #28 of 991 Old March 23rd, 2012, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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A bit more progress. After cleaning off the spindle a bit I mounted the new caliper bracket and dust shield.

2012-03-23_13-45-42_875.jpg by Edgethis, on Flickr

Greased up teh bearings and slid the rotor on. I thought they went the other way but CSRP shows this way.

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Got the caliper and pads on. Only had a bit of trouble with the cross-over tube needing massaged to go on right. Dang it looks so much better then those crap drums.

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Heres a shot of the discs all done on both sides:

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I got the bracket mounted for the booster and new master cylinder.

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There was not very much room at all once this was all mounted. I made the lines and have everything for the front plumbed up. I need to add a prop valve for the rear, that'll be tomorrows project.

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I also got a sweet new air cleaner to replace the old factory set-up. I grab a picture of that soon.

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I bled the front brakes and had to fix the vacuum line as the factory tree wouldn't fit the hose without another fitting. I decided to wait to add the prop valve since I would like to redo the rear shoes and pads. I also got a new line for the rear frame to axle. I am going to mount the adjustable prop valve back above the rear axle. Not sure if anyone has tried that but looks like it'll fit and I don't see any reason it wouldn't be a good spot.

Anyway even without the rear brakes the car stops so much better then with the manual drums all around.

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That CSRP kit looks really good. Were you satisfied with the quality of the parts? I plan on doing the front disc/power setup when I swap out my axle.
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Everything was top notch. Everything bolted on just fine and the kit came with braided stainless lines for the wheels. Only thing I had to fab was the lines from the new master cylinder to the distribution block. My local advance had lines in stock complete with fittings already flared. I just had to bend them into shape. I haven't found any reason yet to say anything but great things about CSRP.

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Got a few new parts to show you guys. I got a nice deal on a sweet new air cleaner. This is an Edelbrock Elite series cleaner the I picked up for about $70 new.


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I finally got around to installing my new fuel pump. I replaced the fuel lines and filter at the same time.

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Here are a few parts that just came in for CJs Pony Parts. A new battery trya and a handle for my parking brake.

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The car does seems to have alot more pickup now with the air cleaner. i think the factory housing was too restrictive. I also had to shorten my throttle return spring because the throttle wouldn't close all the way and I'd have to lift the pedal with my foot. It feels a bit stiff now but it snaps back nice and quick, so I'm happy with that. I've been having a similar issue with my brake pedal. I found out the master was loose on the booster so I tightened that up and got a better fitting for the vacuum tree. Those seemed to help alot but I need to get a vacuum gauge and see if maybe my engine just inst putting out enough vacuum.

Till next time guys!

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Replaced my starter tonight. Found out my flywheel isn't in the best shape tho . I did find out that my engine is a 72, so that pretty much confirms it as a 302 and not the 289. I found one of my plug wires was broke so that would probably explain why the performance seems a bit lacking. So a good tune-up here tomorrow and it should be running great.

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Thanks man! I've got alot of plans for this car.

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I got new wires and a new coil. I tried the MSD 8202 but it wouldn't fit with the wires so I took it back and got a stock replacement. I also put a new trans filter on, the internals looked great on the trans but the bottom of the pan had a thin layer of slimey almost metallic tinted gel so I may still look into a quality rebuild.

I am looking into upgrading from the points system to a set-up like what Pertronix offers. Supposed to perform better and less maintenance. I could notice an improvement right away with the parts I did change. I plan to get my new exhaust put together next week.

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Ok, di some interior work today. The plan was to install the new dash pad. Here's what I started out with:

2012-03-31_15-18-57_705.jpg by Edgethis, on Flickr

The pad was a pain to get out because it seemed like it was glued to the dash, but it finally came out and I cleaned up the frame a bit.

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The new dash pad looks great but it did require trimming in a few spots to fit right, mainly at the back corners. I also installed the dash trim and am currently putting the cluster together. Decided to replace all the bulbs while I had the cluster out.

Anyway heres a pic of the dash as it sits currently.

2012-03-31_17-28-34_773.jpg by Edgethis, on Flickr

I think it looks alot better then the old cracked dash. All my parts came from CJs Pony Parts with their 20% off sales.

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I got my exhaust done today. I had all new pipes from the headers back. Had them put an H crossover too. I went with Magnaflow and it sounds great. I'll try to post a video shortly.

Heres a picture of my new dash cluster. I didn't have the new lenses in from CJs yet. I hate that steering wheel, I plan to replace it.

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Car is looking great. That new dash pad did wonders for the interior!
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