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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:56 pm

Yea, pedals are done so that is a small item that would have held up the big show. Those took longer than I had expected, but I think will work out well.

I was side tracked this weekend selling one of the quads. Bunch of clean up and a carburetor rebuild for that. Had to clean out half of Pismo from the float bowl and air filter. So that is over and I can re-focus.

I need to paint the beam and tie rods so they are ready to go. Hoping to paint them all tonight so I can begin the dismantle process tomorrow. Not sure how to paint around the adjusters without jacking them all up, but I will figure it out.

I have everything else for the front end ready to go. When the old beam comes out, I am going to replace the pedal cluster, the shift rod and bushings and all the cables. And add a electric fuel pump. Basically all the running chassis hardware is new. New master cylinder , steering box, stainless brake lines, etc.

If I get the painting done tonight, and the dismantle done tomorrow, I will put the new front end in on Tuesday.

The '73 tranny is ready, new throwout bearing, flushed and new gear oil. Just need to swap the nosecones when I drop the '69 tranny out of May. Have a new gasket for that. I am kind of excited about the gearing in the '73. It will mate nicely with all the changes.

New tires are ordered and will be in on Monday. 185/60s in the front, 205/65s in the rear.

Engine is almost there. I decided to go a different direction on the heads. So they are being worked on, hopefully those will be buttoned up early this week but there are a few unknowns that I need to work out.

No more heater boxes, I think I am going to run 1 7/8 merged header into a Fat Boy or a big ass stinger. Not sure yet.

Would like to paint the fan shroud, Alternator mount, and the breather box with some red highlights but that could wait.

Hoping my 3.5" velocity stacks get delivered this week... But I could run air cleaners if I had too.

I work on May as time allows, unfortunately temperature seems to been on one side on the thermometer or the other. I am changing t-shirts 4 ties a day!

I was hoping to have her running for Bug-O but that is looking to be a real stretch...


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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:26 pm

Sounds like you need a Sactown-style techday in your garage!
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:43 pm

Something like that...

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:08 pm

I can give you 300-4:30 a couple of days this week
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:17 pm

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Sounds like you need a Sactown-style techday in your garage!

I hope it is not like a SF tech day. Kyle can elaborate.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:07 pm

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silvertonguedevil wrote:
Sounds like you need a Sactown-style techday in your garage!

I hope it is not like a SF tech day. Kyle can elaborate.

Matt may not need that much help
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:34 pm

Or rather...that type of help!
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:40 pm

They'll hold you down and do your hair.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:07 pm

I bet.....
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:09 pm

Matt that was a big can of worms you opened
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:17 pm

Yea, that is what I do.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:46 pm

Playing with Kyle
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:03 am

He said a big can of worms not a can of big worms.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:09 am

There's a difference?
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:16 am

Matt; NO ZIRK,because dirt will grow ten times faster,grease will come out each time
you lube it. dirt loves grease lube it right once. put it in ,good to go for years
use high grade of grease once wipe clean on the out side and go with it. just look
at any thing you grease front ends is a good spot to see this,thay are grease balls
of dirt and grease biuld up. layers of both, just my take on this.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:07 am

Ray is modern grease that much better do it once do it right and be done with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:13 pm

I don't know what grease you guys use but I have found the Chevron Blue EP to be the best. It is really sticky.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:59 pm

What about the Red stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:16 pm

rayvallero wrote:
Matt; NO ZIRK,because dirt will grow ten times faster,grease will come out each time
you lube it. dirt loves grease lube it right once. put it in ,good to go for years
use high grade of grease once wipe clean on the out side and go with it. just look
at any thing you grease front ends is a good spot to see this,thay are grease balls
of dirt and grease biuld up. layers of both, just my take on this.

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So that's why newer cars don't have Zirk fittings on frontend components?
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:18 am

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What about the Red stuff

I never had good luck with the red. In my application, when it got hot it just ran out of everything.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:55 pm

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What about the Red stuff

I never had good luck with the red. In my application, when it got hot it just ran out of everything.

Hmmmm, I just started using the red for beams and wheel bearings. I guess I should keep an eye on it.......
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:07 pm

I did the Porsche wheel bearings in red and was not to impressed. Maybe I need to change.
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:01 am

I am not sure what the difference is. They are both EP (extreme pressure) so I have no idea why the red isn't as good. I just had bad luck with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:16 am

I do believe it has failed me in two tanks of gas so that is not a who lot of miles.
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PostSubject: Re: Pedal Cluster Rebuild   Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:21 am

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So that's why newer cars don't have Zirk fittings on frontend components?

Yes, one of the reasons. Also to keep pesky mechanics from overgreasing and blowing the rubber seals out of the ball joints and tie rod ends, causing water and dirt to enter the boot.
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