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Old 06-10-2011, 04:25 PM
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If you find your shafts are worn or gouged, replacements are not expensive, around $25 at Autozone. Good luck, Bob C
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:55 AM
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I will post some pics again soon, as soon as I have my camera back.
Slow and very slow process but continuing. Every now and then I am able to sneak away from work and my wife and son taking care of my work in the hotel.
Reason why it is slow is because when I bought the car, part of it came in pieces, the engine that came with was not in the car and this engine had never been in this car, missing parts and sometimes the wrong parts were included. The engine was full of water (condensation water?) The top was not working and missing parts, the brake system was all apart and the previous owner had started to change from normal brake system to power brakes but nothing was installed and not the right parts.
So engine is in and mostly connected but I found out that the torque converter is not the correct one that came with, it does not fit. So connected the gear box without the converter in order to continue.

Finished the brake system last night. Build from 2 junk power brake boosters 1 good one which seems the original
that is supposed to be in this type of car. There was no bracket for the booster to the fire wall. I bought one cheaply on fleabay from a ford truck and the holes are fitting. Just had to cut of a tiny bit (about 1/8) from the bottom that was hitting the steering column.
Low and behold, the brake system is working, bled them with a 'one man' bleeding kit of 2 bucks.
Only thing is the brakes do work good strong and not spongy but the pedal travel is a bit short, maybe the hockey stick bracket should be a little longer (it says #23 on it).
Parking/hand/emergency brake system is working connected it but one strange part I can not figure out. I all the drawings the equalizer bracket connection to the arm has 2 connectors, 1 is the hook and the other one is a little cup whit a hole with a slot? maybe for a spring or so??
Power steering (almost) hooked up, missing again a part, the little curved piece that connects to the pump and connects the input hos to the pump.
The input hose is lying there and just to short to connect to the pump, found out that there supposed to be a little curved piece that screws into the pump. The other return hose is no problem.
Anybody know the size(s) of this curved piece? connector sizes?. There was no info on it in the parts books.

Any way still so many missing pieces or parts. another few weeks and I have to store her for the winter again and I won't be able to work on it until next May.
Lots and lots of work.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:36 AM
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It sounds like you have the wrong power steering pressure hose. The correct hose should be made with the curve at the end.
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Yes thanks John,
I have found on the net the p/s pressure hose and is one piece.
I will order one, in the mean time I will fabricate something to make it work temporarily. input size in the p/s pump looks like 5/8 , the other side might be 7/16.
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