Disc brake conversion

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  1. Doghead

    Doghead Well-Known Member

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  2. Grizz

    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    40DD9178-D824-4105-9FB6-509BC68F7B86.jpeg Still wrestling this thing. I have a question.... redoing the rear drums now. I CANNOT get the shoes to come together at the top. Wheel cylinders match the old ones in size and I’m suspecting the push pins or links (I’m finding two different names in my search) closest I can come up with is part # 18060001. But I’m not seeing anything that specifically names a 67 c30. Thoughts, feelings, insults? I CANNOT conduct these internet searches very well, I’m doing it from my phone with all the domestic disturbances at home. I have very little patience and as soon as a page doesn’t load, a child starts screaming or I experience some other technical difficulties I throw my phone into the couch cushions in frustration. Any help on what I need or am missing would be awesome. Oh yeah, I would use the old ones but there weren’t any:nailbiting:
     
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  3. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    I find that two things cause that. One is the cups are stuck in the bore from sitting up so long, and so I carefully push each in to release them, and two, fluid in them prevents their full seating, so if you crack the bleeder open, then push the shoes in, that should get them to seat.
     
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    kevdupuis Membrane

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    I was thinking the same with cracking open the bleeder screw, I've had to do it a few times over the years especially with the four drum setup on my 71 Demon.
     
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  5. ModelT1

    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    I've used these for years. Sometimes a big screwdriver and *%#@ words help too!
     
  6. ModelT1

    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    Grizz...... I finally made it back on here. About all I have to add would be insults. But at this time, I don't even have any good ones to add! Good luck.:hmmm:
    As for this---------
    "Grizz said:

    ...Maybe I should start a thread and call it excuses For not working on my wagon..."


    It's still cold out. Actually it's now 53 degrees.
    My little garage is too crowded.
    I no longer have any tools.
    I'm old, tired, and lazy.
    I can't even find someone to pay good money to replace the missing engine parts, get the 305 running, and clean up the wagon body.
    And at this time, I don't want some whipper snapper breathing on me!--- Unless she's female, under 55, looks like Dolly Pardon, and she's a good mechanic. (Mechanical ability optional)
    More excuses to follow!:bigsmile:
     

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    Doghead Well-Known Member

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    You could still get Dolly Pardon impersonaters who'll do stuff for free. The cheapest ones aren't female and demand using your tool. Trouble is, Sir, you're admitting to yours having took off somewhere :eek:
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    I only mentioned " I no longer have any tools. " As for impersonators, back in her day, my wife was often called Dolly Parton, for reaons I forgot. We met the real teenaged Dolly Parton, and I get all creepy and scared just thinking about females of the opposite sex trying to impersonate females of the femanan sex.:slap:
    Sadly I have dozens of other reasons I don't work on my wagon. The way it looks, car shows have been canceled anyway. At this very time, I believe one of our favorite events is the Spring Daytona speedway car show and swap meet. Most likely cancelled or cut way back.
     

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    Uncle Joe doesen't get scared. The rest points him out as a dead ringer, though
     

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