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Old 06-12-2019, 05:13 AM
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Thanks Heaps!

I was pretty sure you'd have those insights and thanks for sharing them. Mike (69427) has packaged some good brakes under the 15" wheels so listening there too.

Thanks again. When I get something solved - I'll be updating the BNuild Thread.

Cheers - Jim
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:39 PM
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I learned something... I'll share. This is not a complaint - simply knowledge so that you can make informed decisions on suppliers.

I ordered parts from an ebay vendor who claimed the part was in stock and ready to ship.
It wasn't, matter of fact, after 2 weeks of waiting, I sent an email to them saying "whatzup"
They responded with "oh, that's out of stock, did we not mention this to you? our bad" they then opined that it might be in stock in 1-2 weeks (now their ad says 3 weeks from today).
I responded that they had a more expensive part (an additional feature) and I needed the part now - so I'd pay the difference I just need it now.*
No response.
Finally the last day for them to deliver passes. I ask for a refund.
Crickets.
Send a note to Ebay....

okay so here is the warning point....

Ebay makes you wait another week before they will intervene... if they do, it's another week to get a refund through them.

If you can wait or if the deal is awesome - fantastic, however, that fine print may cause you to need to look at other options.

Again, not complaining - I'm certain that neither the vendor or ebay wish to have an annoyed customer.

*sidenote to vendors - if you're sending a 'whoops' or 'don't have' email, offer a refund because it's not going to get better from here.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:59 AM
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and then I had a few minutes to work on this


sleeved the inlet so the hose fitsedited

and there we go

next up....
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:29 AM
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so this is happening... maybe... I may have messed up the threads so made more work for myself


anyway, I pushed it off to the side for a moment because I'm not having luck finding a 2 into 1 brake line T.edited I need 1/4" line flared into 2 3/16" line fitting.... all I've found is either soft line (regular thread not pipe thread) into 2 3/16 flare fittings.... I could machine it, but in a last ditch effort, I figured I'd ask here.... part number and/or link would be cool ... thx.

Once the fitting is found, I can finish the brake lines and get the body back onto the chassis then push to the end.... but for now, I'm stumped.
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:42 AM
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I have had good success in finding non standard brake line fittings at pegasusautoracing.com I called them once and they found an adapter that I couldn't find anywhere. Also, someone on here recommended clarksvillefastener.com and they seem to have a lot of unusual stuff and will even make something for you.
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Old 06-27-2019, 01:12 AM
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Jegs carries a lot made by Earl’s.

I think I used a tee with equal ports and an adapter on one line. I don’t see your combo.

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Old 06-29-2019, 03:29 PM
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I have a part coming next week, if that doesn't work - I'll build one, this is getting ridiculous. I need this car to run and seriously this is the last part that I need to make that happen.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:43 AM
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Wish I was that close! Getting the steering sorted out. Not to mention setting up the front brakes with C7 uprights and 15 inch wheels is a treat for the problem solving and CAD systems!

Need to take/post some pics - but my bank here is full - or won't load more. Thread without pics is no good.

Any clues - anybody?

Cheers - Jim
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Wish I was that close! Getting the steering sorted out. Not to mention setting up the front brakes with C7 uprights and 15 inch wheels is a treat for the problem solving and CAD systems!

Need to take/post some pics - but my bank here is full - or won't load more. Thread without pics is no good.

Any clues - anybody?

Cheers - Jim
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:09 AM
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so it's back in place.edited Hot Rod Garage is doing a BBC, 4 speed, flared, conversion to metal bumper C3 ... the cynic in me wonders wherever they got such an odd idea... that said, I'm going to make this run next.edited I have all the brake stuff and while it won't even be done I am going to bolt the body to the frame and make this run.... with no doors, figure if I can inspire them then I'll take a page from their book too and just make it go.... Sunday is my goal....

while I was waiting for parts, I spent some quality time on this.... it looks identical to before but now everything under it is new along with a 12 bolt


and before you wonder... Lucky (of HRG fame) is doing a wagon too with a Malibu... thankfully mine will be 100% cooler because GNX motor....

and I need to be crystal clear - I'm in no way upset or flattered either... I blog to inspire others and people following my path with their own version is pretty darn cool.
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