Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by BobbyFord, Oct 21, 2018.
I think I have Sta-lube high temp disc bearing grease in my bearing packer.
The black stuff ? it is good stuff as well. I still pack by hand, the packer catches way too much abrasive particles from the air in the shop.
Pressure switches were a constant source of trouble. You converted to a dual system didn't you ?
Pretty sure it’s this stuff...
Dual system, you mean with a combo valve?
Dual chamber master cylinder ... split system. Everybody made the switch in the late 60 s
Yes. It had the scary-ass one line, jar type master cylinder. You blow a wheel cylinder and you’re along for the ride.
Now it has dual master, combo valve.
Yep, those single systems really suck, I have had a few moments back in the day
I damn near killed a guy in the early 90s.
For the most part, I won't drive a single system any more, they shouldn't even be on the road IMO I have had some moments with older air brake systems too, many of them had no backup
I about drove through a Pontiac Sunfire. Blew a rear wheel cylinder and blasted him going about 45, while he was stopped. Broke his driver seat hinge and dude was in the backseat.
That’s how my core support and front sheet metal got bent.
Sucked him right out of his seatbelt. I ran up to the drivers door and couldn’t believe it when nobody was there. Dude spilled out and went straight to the ground. Scared the hell out of me.
Check out the difference in brake pad surface area. Both of these are D52 brake pads. The ones on the bottom are 94-96 Impala SS, semi-metallic.
I drove the truck to the liquor store just like this to get a celebratory six-pack (and to center the steering wheel.) I set the toe with a tape measure.
Words like, unbelievable, incredible, remarkable come close but cannot accurately describe the difference in the way this truck drives. The brakes are insane and I only gravity bled them. I'll put the pressure bleeder on it tomorrow or I'll get the neighbor kid to lend a foot. This truck hasn't driven this well in the 35 years that I've owned it. I'm really at a loss for words. I only got up to about 35mph. I'm going to put some sheet metal on it tomorrow and take it up on the freeway. This completely renewed my love for this truck; nothing like a straight axle, leaf front end.
I'm going to buy that trans case off of Ebay tomorrow and make plans to get the 429 ready.
I just noticed something odd on my truck today. The frame VIN doesn't match the VIN number on the door warranty tag.
Everything is identical except the engine code. The frame says the truck came with a 292, the door says it came with a 6 cylinder.
It's weird, I've never seen that before. The consecutive number is correct, just a discrepancy in the engine code.
I haven't either. Somebody at the factory musta had a hangover.
The transmission case arrived today.
I was thinking about this pic today. Ford never made a 4X4 Unibody, must've been a homemade modification or a dealer modification.
Can’t get anything done. Between the ongoing rain and work trying to monopolize all of my time with ridiculous meetings, OT and mandatory Saturdays...
It's a pain when real life interferes with fun.
I've got a nice box of goodies sitting here from Summit Racing, brake drums, shoes, updated hardware, wheel cylinders, etc.
I'd like to get the wider rear brakes installed but mother nature still isn't cooperating. Raining again tonight and tomorrow.
Hopefully get something done this weekend.
Snap-On 1/2" drive impact died last week. It's old enough that Snap-On no longer rebuilds them (20 yrs. old)
Bought an Ingersoll-Rand online today for a really nice price. Hopefully it gets here soon
I buy most everything on line now. I saved $120 on a new 5,000 lb electric tongue jack for the beast that's coming today. A new 13,500 BTU AC should be here next Monday for the beast that sell's for $790 locally. I bought it on line for $585. No taxes and free shipping for both. If you know exactly what you need then on line is the way to go.
Absolutely. Around here, the lack of brick and mortar stores makes it almost impossible to find certain items locally.
I buy a lot of common auto parts from Summit Racing because most of the local auto parts only carry cheap Chinese junk.
I bought the impact online from JB Tool Sales. I’ve never ordered from them before. I ordered last night and I just got a shipping confirmation email so that’s a really good sign.
I like anticipating mail order goodies
I ordered the AC yesterday morning and got the tracking number email this morning. It will be here between 9 am and noon tomorrow. Like you I've never done business with them and am surprised at how efficient they are. I got it from PPL Motorhomes. The damn thing weighs 84 lbs so I'm having a shop install it for me. I like to do my own work but that's a bit much.
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