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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
Registered: Oct 99

posted 11-16-2004 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Errr...brakes

Man. If I knew how much easier it was to deal with disc brakes, I'd have had them on my trike when I was a kid.

Had to do a brake job on my 81 this last weekend. I had my doubts at first, because the first bolt I touched broke off in the hole. It was the retaining bolt for the caliper. Took more time fixing that than the whole brake job though. Had to buy new rotors because the passenger side caliper was frozen and the outer pad wore some hellacious rivet grooves in the rotor.

Heck of an easy job though, and my dad helped so that was a plus getting to wrench with the old man. Besides, he's got all the fancy air tools.

I completely rebuilt the brakes on my 68 a few years ago (non power, 4 wheel drums) and it was a nightmare. Wish I had known how easy it would have been to just swap discs BEFORE I did that job.

Oh well, now I've got the fire lit under me to get the swap on the 68 done now. Hopefully the king pins on the 77 and the 68 cooperate. I think it will be a good winter project. Wish me luck.

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-20-2004 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do wish you luck,68. As for those king pins,go to Autozone and rent a ball joint press. Then get with your dad and use an impact on it. load it up,and then give it a good whack. It should let go with a loud pop.

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 12-02-2004 05:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I find my trucks to be big and intimidating.

I use my visa..

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71 Mach 1
69 Fastback
92 F-150
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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 12-03-2004 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Witthoeft:

I use my visa..


Dave,
Would ya mind if I used YOUR Visa too...?

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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
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posted 12-03-2004 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm the opposite. My little car intimidates me. Had to take it in this morning and use the Visa on it.

Gonna have to use it some more too I'm afraid

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