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Old 09-20-2019, 05:59 AM   #61
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Checked with Napa, they recommend I remove the Hydroboost and Master Cylinder. Replace both as a kit.
You need to be careful here. There's a push rod between the booster and the MC that is specific in length to the vehicle/brake combination. To often people send the booster core back before finishing the job and don't remove the push rod from the original booster. The push rod does NOT come with the new booster so beware!

Without that push rod you're stuck

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Old 09-20-2019, 06:12 AM   #62
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You need to be careful here. There's a push rod between the booster and the MC that is specific in length to the vehicle/brake combination. To often people send the booster core back before finishing the job and don't remove the push rod from the original booster. The push rod does NOT come with the new booster so beware!

Without that push rod you're stuck

Brad

you may literally be stuck, after you try to find a replacement push rod and realize there are many to choose from. Just a very tiny difference in length and your brake system will slowly preload and you will get "stuck", but not before taking out your transmission and other brake components out on the way. Been there...
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:28 AM   #63
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Whoa, thanks for the “heads up” fellas!
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:35 AM   #64
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Brad, Peter; can I just replace the Master Cylinder, keeping the original booster and push rod in place?
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:19 AM   #65
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Brad, Peter; can I just replace the Master Cylinder, keeping the original booster and push rod in place?
Yes. That task is actually relatively easy to perform. Remove two bolts and disconnect two brake lines. Pull MC and replace. Don't forget to bench bleed the MC.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:40 PM   #66
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Thanks Brad!
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:47 PM   #67
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Followed Brads advice...

Removed the bolts securing the shield to the frame as well as the two nuts securing the Master Cylinder. While attempting to remove the brake lines from the MC, one rusted line snapped at the fitting and I had cut the other brake line. MC is out!Click image for larger version

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Old 09-25-2019, 01:28 PM   #68
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Sourced a replacement Master Cylinder using the casting number 2231137, cross referenced to A1 Cardone 10-1641 and cross ref to Napa P2192. Installed the MC and made up some new brake lines. A little bleeding of the brake lines and we’re back in business!
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Next up...bleed the air from power steering system.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:28 AM   #69
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Spent the last prepping our Bluebird for sale...We went to the Wanderlodge Rally in Georgia

On a whim Dear Wife put a For Sale in the window at the Rally. Had several lookers...

Strangely enough on the way home a couple visiting the Grand Canyon wanted to buy our coach...one of the lookers at the Rally sent them photo’s

So a week later they landed on the Gulf Coast and bought our bird

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Old 11-04-2019, 08:29 AM   #70
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:18 AM   #71
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10 day trip to Louisiana...

A good friend is getting married Saturday...perfect opportunity for a shakedown trip after all the recent repairs.

Vapor Lock: no issues since the addition of the aux electric pump

Steering: no leaks and no “slop”

Brakes: no drips

All is well on these repairs...however

Driver & Passenger side outer drive tire is losing some air each day...No apparent nails or screws in the tread and the valve stems are secure. Am checking tire pressure each day and refilling, we arrive at the wedding venue tomorrow and will have the tires inspected & repaired/replaced.

Noticed a small drip under the water heater last night. This morning the drip is larger and appears to be coming from the upper portion of the gray tank.

And how is your day?
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:23 AM   #72
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Water lines pressurized?
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:24 AM   #74
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Water lines pressurized?
Same question. Right above there are the water lines to the kitchen and the water heater. Is your water pump cycling when no valves are open? If there is a leak in your plumbing your water pump would cycle on/off because of drop in pressure in the pipes.
I've also seen leaks from the water heater pressure relief valve.
I'd take a look at those. Is that a repaired crack in the gray tank or just the flow from the leak?

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Old 11-10-2019, 04:53 PM   #75
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So far water pump not cycling

It’s a water trail, not a previous repair.

I guess I will be taking a “deeper dive” when we get home.

As far as tire air pressure leaks, removed valve extender on driver side and it’s holding pressure.

As a test, Tightened extender on passenger side and will check in the morning.

Btw...the wedding was a lot of fun...the groom was ecstatic!

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Hey,
I had that same problem with my starter. I messed with that thing for hours. Got ticked off, went to my advanced auto and got a new starter. Shimmed it per a 454 guys advice, works perfectly.
Do you do the gray window channels. My guy isn't t going to come through, I fear. Got to take another avenue. We got a 325. Let me know, ok good winter project.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:42 PM   #77
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I need to replace the gray window channels and the “Fuzzy Schlegel”...was hoping the 3D printing efforts by others would make them available...

Will have to dust off some old skills and take a look at 3D printing in the spring
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After the wedding reception we moseyed downtown to the annual Thibodauxville Fall Festival...beautiful day, good family fun, arts & crafts And a car show...NICE!

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We travelled 120 miles to a small town in Louisiana...the unofficial frog capital to attend a Cruisin Cajun Rally.

Presenting the Classic Airstream Motorhome: Penny the “Wander-Stream”

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I need to replace the gray window channels and the “Fuzzy Schlegel”...was hoping the 3D printing efforts by others would make them available...

Will have to dust off some old skills and take a look at 3D printing in the spring
No one ever responded to this post about 3D printed tracks when I posted it back on September 25th so I just assumed no one was interested. I currently have enough printed to do about 10 windows. I can print more it's just not a fast process.

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