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Old 10-29-2010, 06:42 PM  
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I told you to go to Jegs.

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The prop valve arrived and it's almost as bad as the one I already have. To make matters worse, I'm gonna have to cut the lines off to get the old one out, and that means I need new lines. Again.

Jegs FTW! Wilwood prop combo valve and a coil of brakeline that should be easier to flare than the crap I got at Autozone. Happy birthday to me, somebody smack the crap outta me!
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:28 PM  
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Actually, I had the same problem with my brake lines. I ended up using vice grips to bust the seal on the factory fitting but it didn't matter because I extended the rear lines and used flexible stainless steel line.
Vice Grips can by your friend with recalcitrant tubing nuts. Needless to say; make sure that the 'female' part is secured otherwise the nuts won't bust loose (NO puns intended here )
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:58 PM  
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Vice grips won't fit in there. I had a block of wood wedged in between the prop block and the throttle, and then hand skin to stop the flare wrench from getting stuck in the header. That nut stripped, of course, and that line is in the way of getting to the other lines that there is no way of getting any sort of torque to loosen 22 year-old nuts in such a tight space.

My neighbor told me he'd lend a hand if he could get it in there.

Shiz's gonna be cut Wednesday if FEDEX gets off their butts and delivers my parts.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:10 PM  
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Vice grips won't fit in there. I had a block of wood wedged in between the prop block and the throttle, and then hand skin to stop the flare wrench from getting stuck in the header. That nut stripped, of course, and that line is in the way of getting to the other lines that there is no way of getting any sort of torque to loosen 22 year-old nuts in such a tight space.

My neighbor told me he'd lend a hand if he could get it in there.

Shiz's gonna be cut Wednesday if FEDEX gets off their butts and delivers my parts.
Im off tomorrow and wednesday and I had nothing to do but play mw2, so if you need help let me know.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:26 PM  
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If anybody has nothing better to do Wednesday and probably Thursday you are all more than welcome to come and watch, help out, I got a big grill, the pool isn't too cold yet - I jumped in today, come on over!

PM me for directions...

BTW, this will have to be in the evening - I don't get home until around 4:30pm and if I remeber correctly FEDEX doesn't get there until around 5.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:43 PM  
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Thanks for the help last night, Chris!!! I pretty much got the lines and everything mocked up to fit, but it got dark on me too quick tonight. That, and I tripped over one of my dad's wookie weiner dogs I'm babysitting. Ankle feels like it's gonna hurt in the morning...
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:21 PM  
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Have you put any pressure to them yet?
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:48 PM  
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Yes, and they all leak like a sonuvabitch!

No, I haven't even put fluid in yet. I had to cut and reflare the passenger line, and then get everything bent up so that the shortened rear line would still connect, and stay out of the way of moving parts like the steering shaft and throttle linkage. I did find some clamps for the SS hoses.

I totally want to call out sick tomorrow just to finish this!
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:40 AM  
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lol. if that tickles your pickle do it.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:04 PM  
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Went to work anyway - what a waste of time!

2 fittings leaking so far - rear and driver front. I rolled out the rest of the line to do the rear. My ankle is almost to the point where they give you those pills that make you feel really dumb...

Took the spacers out and I have more pedal and brakelights work better than with the spacers. Need to fab up sleeves for the bolts - the thread is worn where it rubbed the firewall in the WJ and I need about .75" to make up for the missing spacer.

Stops waaaay better now with 2 leaks instead of one...wait, how does that work?

(Yeah, you know I was making some skidmarks like a kid with a new bike!)
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