Progress Thread Bottomless Pit

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  1. James.Little

    James.Little Member

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    I call her that because all I do is sink money in to her. So this summer I am going to try to get a load of work done and install all the parts I already have. I have some money put away for some tires, I have a 255LPH fuel pump, shocks & struts, rear upper and lower control arms. I would also like to fix the trans leak, replace the master cylinder and brake booster, and the heater core. I am making this thread to hold me accountable. So here are some preliminary pics.
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  2. VibrantRedGT

    VibrantRedGT "STANGNET'S PENGUIN SMACKER" Super Mod

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    Is the first pic the master cylinder? That's some serious rust. I'm guessing the strut towers next to that is going to be full of rust too. Might bet a good title. Keep us posted.
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  3. James.Little

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    Sadly that is the master cylinder. The brakes on the car are pretty much garbage. I don't leave home without my bottle of dot 3 in case it barfs up some more brake fluid. Also, that is all brake fluid.
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    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    yikes. I wouldnt even be driving that until you get that MC and the brakes fixed.
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  5. James.Little

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    I live on the edge, lol.
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    I just throw up a little by look at first pix :(
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    That's how my brakes were :lol:

    There's nothing like it when you almost go through a stop light when your brake pedal is to the floor :rlaugh:
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  8. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Lot more hilarious that way...
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    Didn't mean to make it sound all gloomy :(
    It was my only car to drive and it was fixed shortly after. It wasn't on the road like that for very long.
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    I was being dramatic :nice:
    But OP, fix your chit before you decide it's go-fast time
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    toyman SN Certified Technician

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    Point is that it's more than the person choosing to live on the edge. From where I sit it's no different than DUI. It shouldn't be on the road, period.
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    I can see driving a car with a tire with a slow leak, or a starter thats crapping out, but never without fully functional brakes
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    I fully regret the comment I made, can an admin or mod delete that or edit it out?
    It wasn't fun or exciting to drive a car with bad brakes but past experiences can be laughable at times.
    While driving in that state I was ALWAYS driving way behind everyone going 5 or 10+ under the speed limit. The stop light comment was just an exaggeration gone wrong.
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  14. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Don't take it too hard bud. Alls well. Everyone does dumb stuff. Don't think anyone's gonna burn ya at the stake...this time
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    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Get a rope:fuss::riot:
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    I reaaalllly don't want to come off like an azz, but a couple of suggestions for what it's worth

    Don't move that car until the MC is fixed- that is scary looking and can get someone killed.
    Those lower control arm bushings have poly bushings on both ends- those put a major stress on torque boxes and squeek like crazy. Check your torque boxes before you install them and at a minimum weld up the seams. Not trying to make you spend more money, but I'd sell them and get a good set like the MM or Steeda ones with the spherical bearing on one side. Same for the upper control arms. On a street car the poluy bushing cause major bind. All you need is replacement stockers or 94-95 rubber bushings in yours .

    You have a nasty trans leak that needs to be taken care of. AOD's can fry up with low fluid levels. Check you tailshaft housing seal and bushing.
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    man bro?...i have a set of sve upper and lowers in a box at home i was goin to install next weekend!....its the only thing i cheaped out on with my whole build,thought it would be fine for my street/strip car,now im really doubting my perchase even more!.....stop making sense!,gona cost me $$$!...lol...
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    that racist
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    I feel like I need to clear the air here. Yes that MC is absolutely the worst, but the only problem with the brakes is there is air in the lines. The peddle is a bit soft, but I have no problem stopping the car. Also the trans leak just started yesterday, and obviously that needs to be fix immediately. Unfortunately, this is my daily driver, but I am working on getting another DD so when things like the trans leak occur, its not a huge deal. Also the rear upper and lower control arms are not going anywhere, I understood what I was getting myself into when I bought them.
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