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67’289xr7
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Brakes weren’t bad at all. Had to replace the master cylinder and had booster Steve rebuild the midland booster. This differential valve didn’t want to budge just pushing it from the middle so, I opted to the grease gun.
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Back up lights didn’t work, you’ll see why.
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You need to send your sender to me for rebuild and calibration. I replace the thermistor with a much better component and also provide a brass float, filter, and seal ring. Every connection is soldered and zeroed out.
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xr7g428 wrote: 03 Nov 2021, 07:57 You need to send your sender to me for rebuild and calibration. I replace the thermistor with a much better component and also provide a brass float, filter, and seal ring. Every connection is soldered and zeroed out.
I’ll keep that in mind-thank you. I bought the parts from wccc and installed them. I’m very pleased that it works perfectly, now.
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I’m sure you folks that know the lime frost green would spot the difference in the green on this cougar, if you saw it in person. It’s called ‘Inary silver’ from Volkswagen in the 80’s. I think they spell it differently, today.
Dad liked the original color well enough that this is what it got. The 35 year old touch up paint still works.
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Looks great! Nice work!
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Having the same issue here with my centralizing valve in the brake proportioning body. Forcing it out that way works pretty well then.
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Pirate wrote: 06 Nov 2021, 21:07 Having the same issue here with my centralizing valve in the brake proportioning body. Forcing it out that way works pretty well then.
I agree, works really well. Good way to get a stuck piston out of a brake caliper, too.
For my case, it was just about finding a plug and a fitting for the grease gun, that were the proper thread pitch. It came out no problem.
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