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Old 08-06-2009, 01:26 PM
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360/390 FE for the dist.. Mike
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:39 PM
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Got a 390 distributor and picked up a big adjustable wrench to get the wheel cylinder nut off. And it worked! I did have to take the bleeder screw out to get the wheel cylinder out with the hydraulic hose still attached. Thanks for all the good advice!
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:39 AM
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My pre-bent brake lines finally arrived yesterday and I have about half of them installed. I'm still waiting on one of the inboard flexible hoses for the front brakes on the '58 and then we'll be ready to hit the road! I'm anxious to see how driveable the engine is with the work I've done to it also.

As followup, I did get all the lug nuts off successfully. I used my bicycle lubricant and let it soak for a while. I got the front wheel cylinders off with a bicycle headset wrench. Nothing broke amazingly!

I built some benches out of 2x8's and 2x12's as additional protection when I'm working under the car using the same design my grandfather did working on the old Chevrolets from the 40's and 50's. The old benches had long ago succumbed to time in Texas.
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