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on the rear drums, spray penetrant oil all around the hub. whack the snot out of it between the wheel studs. it'll pop right off unless the brakes need to be backed off.
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Okay, I really just want to check condition of the shoes and stuff. I sprayed penetrating oil before putting the wheels back on so it should be easier next time I take a whack at it.. I definitely need to replace at least the rear brake hose. It's not dry rotted or anything, but there seems to be a chunk kinda missing.. Like something chewed on it.

The brakes work just fine (As fine as it'll get with 4 wheel drums) but I'm concerned about safety, especially after seeing that rear hose. A little while after I got the car a deer walked in front of me at night and I achieved full lockup from 30-40 to a stop. Slid straight and true. Dumbass deer just kept on strolling across the road.

Oh, that reminds me, I can't get the master cylinder cap off either. I'd like to buy a new one before I try taking it off again cause I think I might have to break it.
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I got a rear brake hose on ebay there is a guy who makes them new, pretty cheap, too.

Putts drives a 1965 customized Galaxie. Rebuilt 390, 4100 electric choke on a Performer, MX, AC, PS, PB w Scarebird front discs on Cragar 17" S/S.
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So for the first time in 3,000 miles something broke. Generator isn't up to snuff. Battery voltage with car running is just a hair higher than with it off. Like 12.7v vs 12.6. Drops to about 12.6 with headlights on.

Voltage regulator, maybe? I checked charging voltage after I got the car last October and it was just fine.


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brushes. had this happen to my vert which uses the larger brushes, but the only thing i could find was a small gen. kept my old gen(paid the core charge) and when i got home bought a set of brushes for it for $6
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brushes. had this happen to my vert which uses the larger brushes, but the only thing i could find was a small gen. kept my old gen(paid the core charge) and when i got home bought a set of brushes for it for $6
Looks fine to me..




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does look good. regulator?
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does look good. regulator?
How would I test that?

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I let all the little bits soak in evaporust, painted the body, threw in new brushes, cleaned everything, etc, etc. Now it looks pretty but doesn't work a whole lot better.. I didn't do the polarizing thing, but if I'm correct that would just make the difference between working and not working at all, not low output. Also, kinda weird, the voltage goes up slightly with the headlights on. Doesn't move at all with revving.




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I could be wrong but it seems to be working as it should be. 13 volts with a fully charged battery, engine running and no load on the alternator. Turn headlights on (load added) and the volts go up.
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Spent a long time getting my valve covers pretty and making sure they wouldn't leak anymore. Then I stood back, admired my work, and realized I put them on the wrong sides. Oh well.







Also the gas gauge started working on its own, so that's nice.


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It needs a new exhaust now. I wanted to get rid of the single exhaust anyway but it rusted out over the axle and the glasspack fell off so now I actually need a new one. Thinking of getting this and bypassing the mufflers:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...el/galaxie-500

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Any suggestions on cleaning this headliner?

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i like the stock wheel covers. try resolve carpet cleaner with a soft brush. when it drys vacuum it
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I like the existing wheels, stock wheels look a little lack-lustre for me - or perhaps chrome smoothies?

Valve covers look really nice - and with respect to reversing them when you installed them: if you don't have to do something twice, you probably haven't realised what you got wrong yet ;D

Try cleaning the headlining, but if you cannot get the result you want, then remove the screw-on trim, mask up the lining and paint it with some white vinyl paint.

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