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  1. Ghostultramarine

    Adjusting Self-Adjusters

    Finally got to adjust the adjusters yesterday (it's been raining, cold and windy). Thank you. It did the trick.
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    Rear Metal Brake Line Size for 1968 Newport

    You just reminded me that I need a new block heater cord! Come visit in January/February and see -40 weather and you’ll appreciate those assumptions.
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    Adjusting Self-Adjusters

    Thank you, all! I will try these tomorrow.
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    Adjusting Self-Adjusters

    What is the proper adjustment for the self-adjusters? I’ve read 9 “turns” but is that 9 turns of 360 degrees (full turns)? Or? But if you do not have new brakes, just replaced the adjusters, then how do you know they are in the proper position?
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    Rear Metal Brake Line Size for 1968 Newport

    The Mancini stainless ones might be something I’ll look into in the future. Sadly, with fall here I’ll have to park the car for winter here in Canada. It really would be nice to have Arizona, New Mexico weather ...
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    Rear Metal Brake Line Size for 1968 Newport

    Grabbed some of the copper nickel line. That stuff is very soft - so easier to work with. Had some trouble lining up the line to the T junction block on the differential (probably from lying on my back and connecting the wheel first). Changed out the wheel cylinder. Looks like it was time...
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    Rear Metal Brake Line Size for 1968 Newport

    Cost summary Description Price Subtotal $171.00 Shipping $104.00 Taxes $30.25 Total USD $305.25 Yeah, I don't think so ...
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    Rear Metal Brake Line Size for 1968 Newport

    Took the old one off and I was worried about how frozen it would be at the T junction. Picturing that breaking too ... Put the wrench on and it just turned ever so easy. Why couldn't the nut at the wheel have done the same thing?! (Yeah, I know, it's all the crud, corruption and communism...
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    Rear Metal Brake Line Size for 1968 Newport

    Mancini Racing also sells sets for $155 (or stainless for $179) Mancini Racing Power Drum Brake Line Set, 7pc
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    Rear Metal Brake Line Size for 1968 Newport

    So it’s 3/16” brake line that is on the car? (the service manual does not specify) A local shop has the flaring tool used in the video for about $22usd and the bender for about $14. Being in Canada, shipping is never that fast and prices for shipping are often outrageous.
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    Rear Metal Brake Line Size for 1968 Newport

    This video is pretty straight forward and my daughter wants to give it a try tomorrow.
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    Rear Metal Brake Line Size for 1968 Newport

    While trying to bleed my rear drum brakes, the driver's side bleed valve sheered off at the brake cylinder. While frustrating, that was okay, because I have a new wheel cylinder. In trying to loosen the brake line off the wheel cylinder, though, that line sheered off ... Despite Deep Creep...
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    New Shock Frustrations ...

    That’s a handy technique to know!
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    New Shock Frustrations ...

    I did just grind some off the bushing. Works fine and is a lot better than the ones that were on there. (Which were completely shot.)
  15. Ghostultramarine

    Front Brake Drum Interchangability

    It didn't... The cotter pin broke. So, I had to drive into the city and buy some more (got extras). Then the wife texts and says to get some milk. Texts a little while later and says to get root beer. But it got done.
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    Front Brake Drum Interchangability

    It does not have left handed threads. Those are all my thoughts too. (If I wasn’t questioning it, I would not have posted the question.). It’s good to get others’ ideas and confirmation. The only reason I noticed is the right hand lug bolts have the ‘R’ on them.
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    Front Brake Drum Interchangability

    Okay, so I took my brake drums off, wire wheeled them and painted them (black, so if I put on the 5 Spokes, it will just be black in behind). Putting them back on I realized I put them on the opposite sides they were originally. Is this going to be a problem? (My daughter suggested, "Well...
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    Front shocks making me mad

    Yeah, I had a heck of time with mine too ... Compressing them wasn't the worst problem. The fact one did not fit was ultra frustrating and required a lot of grinding while in the car as I could not get it out (I'm sure I could have, but after the work of getting them in, I wasn't about to try...
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    Viking shocks anyone?

    That's a lot more than the KYB's from Rock Auto.
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