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  1. Garysriv

    Brake booster

    You can get it rebuilt thru rock auto. They tell you where to ship it, takes 2-3 weeks round trip. Had mine done, maybe $125. Comes back blasted so you can finish as you like.
  2. My impression was stitching needed to be undone and restitched, maybe I'm wrong, but being a safety item I didn't want to do that. Anyway, installed and can't tell!
  3. Self etching primered.....
  4. Not surprisingly my front belt retractor covers are busted up so I got replacements from the Parts Place. Nice pieces. I did something a little different to get the belts through them though. I dremeled a slot on the opposite side of where the retracted belt rests, pulled the belt through, then used sandals epoxy to fill the slot. So far so good.
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    Useful Wait Time

    Sorry so long no reply. I got the booster rebuilt thru Rock auto. Sent them mine, and got it back rebuilt 2 weeks later for about $120 total.
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    New radiator?

    Took mine to a local old timer. He added 35% more cooling lines to keep from overheating.
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    Engine Removal

    If you need to move the car while the engine is out you can support the trans with straps...
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    Compression Ratio

    ...... Wow, great info Tom, sounds like ill be okay with the component mix I have. Also gives me some good change dimensions to measure when I get everything close to assembly.
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    Useful Wait Time

    Next step sound mat. Found a great deal on Amazon, $55 for 36 f2. Did the whole floor. Forgot to order seam tape, will finish next week.
  10. Just a question for you guys while I have the opportunity. I believe the factory comp ratio on my '65 401 is 10.25:1. Since the shop is boring the block .030, that will go up a bit (have a calculator-but for now a general question). I will be using Best head gaskets which I believe are battle thicker than the stock flat steel ones. Has anyone purposely reduced the compression on their 401 by milling the flat part of the piston? When I built my GTO I calculated it down to 9.5:1. It actually runs well on 89 octane and still has plenty of power (455 +.030 with aluminum heads). Thanks
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    Useful Wait Time

    Hahaha, well, I retired early in May so this has definitely helped with the transition. Instead of going to the office I go to the garage, which is much more fun. And I have a wonderfully supportive spouse!
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    Useful Wait Time

    Continuing non engine stuff. Had one bad area in the floor where the driver seat mounts. Cut it out and made a patch panel, buddy cam over and welded it in. Fixed the speakers, replaced all the hvac ductwork, and also converted all interior a dash lighting to LED. Also did the parking lights, all looks really good. Next up sound mat, jute, and new carpets. Mouse pee smell down to 10%.
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    Mice Mice Baby...

    Yes, i have those in my garages as well. Unfortunately the guy i bought this car from did not. I never foubd any live ones, just a few skeletons and a lot of nests.......