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Old 30-07-2016, 06:12 PM
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This is just my view, yours may be entirely different.

Regarding the brake upgrade you mentioned, we've all met guys that have old cars with crook drum brakes and they assume that all drum brakes are like that, so they have to upgrade them with an expensive after market conversion - which is fine.

However, if you actually take the time to get the drums working properly, you'll find that drum brakes actually work pretty well.

When I say "working properly", I don't mean adjust the shoes and away you go. Get the drums machined, use TOP QUALITY linings and make sure all the hydraulics are in good shape. Things like wheel cylinders are actually pretty cheap. If you're handy around your car, it's something you could take care of in your back yard in a few hours.

Absolutely agree Chris. I crawled under the car and found the master cylinder weeping after a drive last night. It'll come out Monday and get sealed up. Will check the status of the rest of the system also.

The master cylinder gets filled from under the carpet and small hatch on the floor. Love old vehicles


I was going to go discs on the rear of the stang but after I got the booster working properly and the rear with new wheel cylinders etc, there was no need to spend up on discs.

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Don't you dare paint it! That hard-earned patina looks great
Don't worry Sean, outside will stay as is

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"Daily" I wonder how long until a thread called "muscle truck build" appears.

Looks awesome as is though!
Thought about that as a title but "I will leave this one alone...." " I will leave this one alone...."
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Old 30-07-2016, 08:49 PM
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Nice.
Get it safe (brakes), lower it and keep the paint as is.
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Old 31-07-2016, 11:05 PM
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Ahh.. well, don't feel alone. There's about a million SBC and now LS powered 32 & 33 Fords out there.
Be careful where you point that stick Steve, i own a VERY RARE Windsor powered '32 WITH a Ford 5 speed 'MANUAL'!!!

So anyway... Denton, if it aint broke, don't fix it.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:19 PM
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Couldn't stand the look of the tailgate so found some rectangular section next to the shed and straightened it out this afternoon.

Before



After



The electric fan was attached directly to the fins so made up a shroud and mounted the fan to that, works a beauty so far.






and its also Corvette powered



I'm sure they don't just hand out those Chevy parts unless its a real Corvette engine?

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Love the radiator shroud
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