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Everything posted by barnett468

  1. it goes where your stick is pointing and may have a rod that goes on top of it.
  2. Ok that is the wrong shroud. It should be perfectly straight on the outside edges. I may have an nos ford one or one made from the original mold if you want you buy it. You can have the neck removed and reclocked by a rad shop so that the overflow points to the drivers side which would be correct, which will fix both problems. I will bet that is also a small tube chinese radiator. If you remove the rad cap and take a photo of the tubes and post it I can tell you. I have correct rads for manual trans cars so they don't have the trans cooler in them.
  3. The prop valve in your photo looks like it is for drum rear brakes. The prop valve for rest discs should not have the check ball/black fitting on the end.
  4. one thing you can do is install the rad and the shroud and the fan blade then center the fan blade in the shroud by moving the shroud around then see where the shroud is on the rad. this will tell you whether it is the shroud or the tabs on the rad for mounting the shroud that are incorrect. it is most likely a little of both but mainly the tabs on the rad.
  5. You may have to remove the belt and possibly the adjusting bolt also to get the pump to swing away far enough. Yeah, it is unlikely that the sender is causing it to read low, and the new senders are not exactly the same as the old ones, so it may cause your gauge to read even lower or slightly higher. If you are seriously concerned about it, rent an oil pressure gauge from oreily or somewhere or buy one from harbor freight etc, or even better, just install a real gauge setup.
  6. Many older cars that came stock with ft and rr discs, do not have a prop valve, but their caliper sizes are designed so they don't need one. You will have to do brake line mods. C J Pony parts is lying to you.
  7. well something is not right there to start with. does it have the stock power steering pump? is it a cleveland or a windsor? why do you want to remove the sender?
  8. you don't run a disc/drum prop valve on a disc/disc system, and in fact, you may not need a prop valve at all. you could try it without one, then if you need one, add it then. irregardless, a basic prop valve from wilwood "should" have enough adjustment for your app. i never heard of the brake line kit you have or why it would affect braking bias. you should check to make sure there are no residual valves in your master cylinder. if you add 2 lb residual valves to the brakes, it will reduce pedal travel slightly but may also cause your brakes to wear a little faster.
  9. xlnt, just be very careful when you take it out for a test drive the first time.
  10. In your particular situation, I for one think you should try your friends booster if you have clearance for the master, and if your brake lines are long enough, especially since there is a possibility that your current booster may still not provide enough force even when it is working properly, and if that is the case, you will have just wasted a bunch of time and money getting it fixed. If your brake lines are too short, you will need to get longer ones, but you can buy the brake line in different lengths with the fittings attached, then buy a cheap brake line bending tool. Do your front calipers have a brake line connecting the two halves so fluid can flow into each half?
  11. As far as how much force a master cylinder generates for the same amount of force that is applied to it, there is zero difference between a drum and power brake master. The difference is that there is a tiny valve (residual) valve as asleanfe mentioned, in the mater or in the line that goes to the drum brakes. On some cars, this valve is in the brake line port on the master, and on others, it is in the line itself, typically mounted on the rear axle on some front disc/rear drum cars. The smaller the piston bore on the master, the less force it will take to stop the vehicle, but the farther the pedal will travel. If you have a car with a properly working brake system but it takes a lot of force on the pedal to stop it and the pedal only travels a short distance, like maybe 1". You can install a master sith a slightly smaller bore and it will take less force to stop but the pedal will travel maybe 2" then which is ok as long as it stops abopve the floor by at least 2" for clearance and safey reasons. The same affect can be achieved by changing the location of the point on the brake pedal that the booster rad connects to. Moving it up a little will be the same as installing a master with a smaller bore, and moving it down will be the opposite.
  12. "When I set it up the original booster was bad so they replaced it. They supplied me the current set up (not to say that they couldn't have made a mistake)." Basically, an 8" dual diaphragm booster will provide more fore than a 9" single diaphragm. Since yours is leaking, it may work ok if you get it fixed, however, if your friends booster is not so much longer that it will cause your master cylinder to hit the shock tower, then you might just want to try that one first, plus from the photo on cj pony parts, the brake rod looks bigger/stronger. 1. Did your car have disc brakes originally? 2. Are you saying the new booster in the kit you bought from them was bad so they sent you the booster you now have which is aso bad? 3. Is your current booster a single or dual diaphragm? 4. Is your current booster, longer, shorter, or the same length as your friends? 5. Is your current booster lager, smaller, or the same size as your friends? 6. Is the brake rod in your current booster, bigger, smaller, or the same diameter as the rod in your friends booster? 6. Do you have a drum brake pedal or a disc brake pedal?
  13. Yes, if you run the engine for a minute, then turn the engine off and do NOT push on the brake pedal, and there is no hissing sound when you remove the valve, and the valve is definitely good, your booster then definitely has a leak, which will reduce its effectiveness. This does not mean that you will have great power brakes when that particular booster is not leaking. They will be better but it may or may not make a big improvement, if it does not, a more powerful booster may be necessary.
  14. ok, xlnt, that rear seal is such a dirty and pain in the azz job to do with the engine in the car.
  15. Did you try it with and without vscuum to the booster.? If you start your engine for a minute then turn it off and slowly remove the vacuum line going to the booster, you should hear a hissing/sucking noise for a few seconds. If you fo not, there is a vacuum leak somewhere or the one way valve the goes into the booster is leaking.
  16. the rod in the booster they sent to you is the one that broke?
  17. The booster may very well be correct for their brake system. What was wrong with the rod in the booster they sent to you?
  18. ok, you should have around .015" clearance between the end of the push rod and the hole in piston in the master in which it pushes on but this can be hard to measure. the brake pedal should never go to the floor, however, it will travel noticeably farther with the power booster working than it will with the booster not working.
  19. You can get s relay for around 10.00 or less from any auto.psrts store.
  20. and this is power brakes right? do you have the original proportioning valve?
  21. a stock proportioning valve works best. if the rears lock easily but the fronts don't, you can install a different size rear wheel cylinder, but others here will have some ideas.
  22. lol, there ya go, always look on the bright side!
  23. From his first post. "As you increase the rpm's, back firing thru the carb increases."
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