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Where are the brake pads?.


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I'm an idiot...LOL

I'm reminded again that rushing leads to mistakes, especially when you're tired. I'll check this when we're done mounting tires.




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Will do, Rob.


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Is a check list required? I find them useful when I'm under pressure ... easy to get distracted and forget when you are trying to do 3 things at once.
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You are absolutely correct.


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LOL

Glad to be of service!

But, I wouldn't suggest this route.


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Any hints on trouble shooting the speedometer?


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You never know when you will need stuff.

All but the lines from Rob.


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Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Add to your knowledge that the rotors are harder than the pistons.

So, with it torn down with the brakes, is it time to jump in and rebuild the front suspension???

I'm leaning that direction.









Might have dodged a bullet, look at that hose




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And, I'd get to install this:




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1984 Maratona "Ran when parked..."

Well, I'm going to go all in and order the suspension parts on Monday.


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Parts ordered, time to tear out the front suspension. I'll pull everything apart, de-rust and paint. I hope everything turns up by Thursday or Friday.

The boss (that would be the lovely Donna) is having a horse show at the place on Saturday. So...I'll hide in the workshop and work at putting everything back together. I prefer to work with the doors open, but not on Saturday.

Looks like I'll miss the cars and coffee.

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Hey, Alfaparticle, Alfaloco, Del, et al...what is the best lubricant to use to keep the galvanic reaction between steel and aluminum at bay?
 

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"Hey, Alfaparticle, Alfaloco, Del, et al...what is the best lubricant to use to keep the galvanic reaction between steel and aluminum at bay?"

Well, there's good information out there in the boating and nautical community, Bob, but if you're talking about tight clearances, I rely on good old Anti-Seize compound, or at least Lubriplate. I think about any kind of lubricant will offer some degree of a barrier. Consider aluminum caliper bores with steel pistons, for example.

My 2 cents there...
 

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I just use antiseize compound where I think there might be a problem between say a steel bolt/stud and aluminum. Otherwise, I don't get concerned, don't consider it a problem in regions of the country where they don't use salt worth talking about. It takes salty water to complete the circuit so to speak. Many salts, such as sodium chloride, behave as electrolytes when dissolved in water. A dry joint won't have that.

And, pure water will not behave as an electrolyte, thus with only slightly acidic rain we have here in this area, not much goes on even when it rains all the time, lol. Moss/mold is more the problem. I do go through and spray WD-40 around, just in general, and wipe it down, just to keep surfaces from showing any degradation as well (probably doesn't do much, but it looks ok afterward).

Because your area has a fair amount of irrigation and hot weather, the soils do become acidic (some southern areas of the Central Valley are quite acidic and so contaminated with salts, many plants won't grow), and rain will cause runoff to be fairly acidic, so I've read. So, just use plenty of antiseize, just to be safe (of course it is not like the Midwest or east coast, where the ph of rain and soil is rather high in comparison, and tons of salt are used on the roads).
 

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"The boss (that would be the lovely Donna) is having a horse show at the place on Saturday. So...I'll hide in the workshop and work at putting everything back together. I prefer to work with the doors open, but not on Saturday."


I'm really torn between wanting to be your best friend or your wife's best friend...
 

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"The boss (that would be the lovely Donna) is having a horse show at the place on Saturday. So...I'll hide in the workshop and work at putting everything back together. I prefer to work with the doors open, but not on Saturday."





I'm really torn between wanting to be your best friend or your wife's best friend...


LOL, first belly laugh of the day. Thanks.


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Hey, Alfaparticle, Alfaloco, Del, et al...what is the best lubricant to use to keep the galvanic reaction between steel and aluminum at bay?
Where is your concern, in the engine or somewhere else?
 

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Where is your concern, in the engine or somewhere else?


The adjustable torsion bar has a steel sleeve that rotates in an aluminum crossmember.


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