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Old 07-16-2017, 08:25 PM   #401
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Re: 46 pickemup in NJ "the Rebuild"

or just have Joe do it for ya! Thanks man!
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:39 PM   #402
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Re: 46 pickemup in NJ "the Rebuild"

Truck sounds excellent, looks like you have some great roads for cruising around
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:10 AM   #403
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Re: 46 pickemup in NJ "the Rebuild"

I can feel your excitement, Great Job!

Nice country, how is that road in Feb and March !!!!
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:35 PM   #404
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Nice country, how is that road in Feb and March !!!![/QUOTE]

Yeah we are fortunate we live in the North West part of the state where it is still pretty rural.
Snow storms are not to bad because it's a County road and it gets plowed first. Last year we had a 3' dump but it only took about 2 days for the plows to show up.
When hurriane Sandy hit our road had trees and power lines down as far as the eye could see. We were stuck at our house for 8 days because our road was closed. There was no power on our road for nearly 2 weeks. 2 weeks prior to hurricane Sandy we had a back up generator installed, so we lived like kings!
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:27 PM   #405
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Yea, but you didn't have to worry about the food in the fridg spoiling !
We stayed indoors last month when it was 117*

How come you didn't put your "puppy" in the bed of the truck!
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:47 PM   #406
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How come you didn't put your "puppy" in the bed of the truck![/QUOTE]

That is not allowed in the socialist republic of New Jersey. In fact there is talk about banning pets in vehicles altogther except for trips to vet.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:38 PM   #407
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Re: 46 pickemup in NJ "the Rebuild"

youre welcome, forgot to add the truck looks like a lot of fun and your neighborhood reminds me of where I grew up in western pa.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:12 AM   #408
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Congrats on the first drive! I'm happy for you. You made me remember my first drive out into the world when I first finished mine.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:37 PM   #409
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So does anybody have any thoughts on why my brakes are so soft? When the motor is off the pedal seems pretty good and has a firm feeling from the top of the throw all the way to the bottom. As soon as I turn the motor on, I have zero pedal until almost 1/2 -2/3 of the way down, then I have half way decent brakes. The truck is drivable like this but not safe or comfortable at all.

I was thinking first to disconnect the vacuum line to the booster and see how the brakes work like that for awhile.

The other thing I was thinking is perhaps the residual valves are the problem. When I did my brake lines I put the valves in just to be on the safe side but looking at the truck now that it is on the ground, the master cylinder is definately higher then the front calipers. The rear wheel cylinders apear to be at or slightly higher then the master cylinder. I thought I read somwhere that these residual valves could be a problem if installed when not needed.

I have messed with the proportioning valve and that seems to have no effect one way or the other.

The only other thing I am thinking is that the master cylinder is to small????????

Any thoughts? Anybody? Hello? Bueller? Ferris Bueller?
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:33 PM   #410
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Re: 46 pickemup in NJ "the Rebuild"

We ended up with a 15/16" M/C and now we have good brakes
We started with a 1 1/8, then a 1" and now a 15/16" and that seemed to work the best.
At least now we can stop the tires when on demand!
When we backed it out of the garage the first time it would not stop ,
They said the pads were too hard and needed to be broken in, that did not help
Bled the brakes the brakes at least 10 times !
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Re: 46 pickemup in NJ "the Rebuild"

nice! I used to have a hard time bleeding brakes then I took Hussey's advice and bought a vacuum bleeder from Cardboard Freight (Harbor Freight) and now even the most stubborn brakes bleed the first time.
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