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Also, he used the wrong brake lines. the ones in the front were like 19" long, I think that's early beetle.
Also, he had the wrong calipers switched left to right. [ actually I think this was to help with the parking brake issue, the exit point for the parking brake is going to make it very difficult to even fabricate a functional line. ]
I know at this point I should convert the brakes back. but with the addition of the shortened axles for wheel clearance issues, it kept seeming like just getting things working with the existing parts would allow me to get around for a while and get the car out of the mechanics sooner, and recuperate before taking on another big job, or maybe even get some space setup where I can do bigger jobs myself.
In addition to cross threading those things, he had the wrong thread bolts in bearing end cap. [ thing that holds the brake plate or caliper bracket on. ]
So, that's three major cross threading incidents. I'm actually worried this guy might touch another car. and I'm very glad he didn't build the motor.
Another thing that's missing from the brakes is the master cylinder gravel guard. [what's the right name for that? ]
The front brakes at some point had the caliper on wrong because it rubbed against the rotor. So that needs to be turned. the calipers seem to be new replacements, So I guess I have even less braking power in the front.
I feel like I rescued this poor '67. but now I have to pay the big hospital bills. ;) I guess I'm "bonding" with it.
thanks for listening to me vent.
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