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    My grandson and I have been working on cleaning the garage up and trying to get the brakes to work on my Vette. The calipers keep leaking and I'm tired of replacing them with rebuilt ones that leak after a few miles. So, come this spring, it's going to get Wilwoods all the way around and that should solve the problem.
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    Ken, do you have the stainless sleeved/stainless piston calipers on it currently? I put those on my 68 and haven't had a problem since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Ken, do you have the stainless sleeved/stainless piston calipers on it currently? I put those on my 68 and haven't had a problem since.

    No, just the standard O'Reilly rebuilds. I thought about doing them myself, but decided buying Wilwoods would be cheaper in the long run. If I still had the origanals I might have given it a shot.
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    Look up SSBC, Stainless Steel Brake Corp. they were one of the pioneers of stainless sleeved brake calipers.
    I'd think they'd have what you need and it'll bolt right in, make it fast and easy / cheaper? in the longrun imho..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Look up SSBC, Stainless Steel Brake Corp. they were one of the pioneers of stainless sleeved brake calipers.
    I'd think they'd have what you need and it'll bolt right in, make it fast and easy / cheaper? in the longrun imho..

    I checked them on their website and they want nearly TWICE as much as Wilwoods, I'll pass thank you anyway.
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    At work, we've been stupid busy for, IDK, it seems for ever. At my location we get an Air bus. We have to have 3 loaders to unload it. They get 45min from the time the plane blocks in the gate until they have to have the mail over to the sort facility. So they really need those 3 loaders to make tender time. 3 weeks ago our biggest loader blew a hydraulic pump and put brass/metal all in the hydraulic system. The shop was already full, but now it was even worse. Then our only other loader capable of loading/unloading the top side blew the tilt cylinders. To make a long story short, we had another loader dropped off yesterday. We had to get it put together and operational to then rip apart our known dependable loader so it could be sent to Memphis.....
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    Sounds like fun Ryan! NOT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    I pulled the trigger on a FIREBIRD!

    No details until I can dist pixels, it's getting shipped from Texas.
    After a lengthy delay to replace the carburetor, the bird is flying its Texas coop. Expected to land in GA Friday. I already have title, so off to the tag office!
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    Yesterday I went and picked up a 2nd hood for my 40. Then I drove around trying to get another project purchased to flip or what ever. Both the places I stopped no one was home. I left notes so we'll see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Yesterday I went and picked up a 2nd hood for my 40. Then I drove around trying to get another project purchased to flip or what ever. Both the places I stopped no one was home. I left notes so we'll see what happens.
    You ain't got time for that! Finish that 40!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    You ain't got time for that! Finish that 40!
    I'm working on it. (In between parts deal trades etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    After a lengthy delay to replace the carburetor, the bird is flying its Texas coop. Expected to land in GA Friday. I already have title, so off to the tag office!
    MORE delay.

    The guy that came to pick up the car "bumped" it and cracked the spoiler. The dealer refuses to let them ship it, so I'm waiting for another company to be contracted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    MORE delay.

    The guy that came to pick up the car "bumped" it and cracked the spoiler. The dealer refuses to let them ship it, so I'm waiting for another company to be contracted.
    JMHO, that should be your decision not his. Not trying to be an alarmist, but it sounds a little fishy to me. I would check a little more on the dealer's track record and be sure your money is secured until satisfactory delivery...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36 sedan View Post
    JMHO, that should be your decision not his. Not trying to be an alarmist, but it sounds a little fishy to me. I would check a little more on the dealer's track record and be sure your money is secured until satisfactory delivery...
    Sadly I agree. It's bad to have a car with no title, and the hassles of trying to sort past sins without losing the car; but it may be worse to have a title, now transferred to your name (you said you were off to the tag office), and no car to match the title. Here in KS they won't do the title work until the title & vehicle have been confirmed to match by the KSHP. Sounds like that's not the case in AL, and I hope you've not been burned.
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    I researched the company and they have excellent reviews. I do wish they communicated better though.

    Also, I absolutely agree that my feedback should have been included in the shipping decision. But then, I'm getting impatient and maybe not sufficiently impartial.
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