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PostPosted: June 17, 2018, 2:23 pm 
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Good for you! Your anticipation was well rewarded.

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PostPosted: June 17, 2018, 11:07 pm 
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Thanks guys!

it won't idle because I forgot to add a port for the idle control valve (rookie mistake). That's why we had to keep revving it. Easy fix and it should be good.

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PostPosted: June 19, 2018, 11:09 pm 
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Now I need some guidance....

Do I keep going and install the brake system along with the ancillary electrical systems (lights, horn, etc.) or do I pull it all a part to complete the chassis and paint it?

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Do I keep going and install the brake system along with the ancillary electrical systems (lights, horn, etc.) or do I pull it all a part to complete the chassis and paint it?


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Yesss do it, or nooo don't do it. For me it all depended on what phase the moon was at :cheers:

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PostPosted: June 20, 2018, 7:20 am 
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While I'm kind of the same (lack of) mindset as Perry... Was that a full moon last week???

I think if you're through welding, or at least think you're through welding, then disassemble and paint the chassis before you have even MORE stuff to take off when you disassemble and paint the chassis.

Or not... :mrgreen:

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Paint, or not paint. It matters not. Just keep moving forward.


Me? I painted then put the brake lines in. I should have done it the other way around.

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PostPosted: June 21, 2018, 2:53 pm 
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So perhaps the consensus is definitely to complete all systems, maybe?

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Mnot wrote:
So perhaps the consensus is definitely to complete all systems, maybe?


I've built the whole car, with everything in place, except brake likes. Take it all apart, paint the frame, start putting it back together, once it's a roller again, I start jabbing the brake lines, a continue from there.

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PostPosted: June 21, 2018, 9:06 pm 
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I was considering using wire shirt hangers to determine the routing of the brake lines and weld any mounting tabs that are needed for the brake lines, then pull it all apart.

I do plan to run all the wiring so I can check all the accessories etc. and then create nice looms for the reassembly.

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Shirt hangers or solder - solder is easier to manipulate.

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