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SI booster working well, first drive with real working brakes

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  • Brakes: SI booster working well, first drive with real working brakes

    I wanted SI to get the credit they deserve for getting my Hawk back on the road, and it doesn't look like many looked at the update in the old thread. In an earlier thread, I posted that a new Hydrovac from SI was threaded in such a way it wouldn't seal up by the banjo bolts. SI replaced it without quibbles even though I had it for about 6 months before installing it, and I can now drive safely on the road with new brakes. First time since I bought the Hawk (three years ago now??) that the brakes work like they're supposed to! All new lines, hoses, wheel cylinders, shoes, master cylinder, rear emergency cable and booster. Still need to get the front emergency cable installed.

    She doesn't look pretty yet, but lot's of basic stuff is getting corrected/fixed.

    http://s138.photobucket.com/user/3rd...b.mp4.html?o=0

    Paul
    I finally have a Stude I can drive! (sort of)
    1962 GT Hawk, 4 speed, a/c

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    Congratulations! It starts, drives and stops....that's all a guy needs! Have fun!
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    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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    • #3
      Would be nice to see pics of the car instead of the neighborhood.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tim333 View Post
        Would be nice to see pics of the car instead of the neighborhood.
        OK, ask and you will receive. But at this point it's basically just another rusty GT.

        It now has new Crown Vic wheels/tires (Dunlops... couldn't resist. It came from the factory with them)

        Gas tank has been cleaned out, Red Coated inside, and zinc primered and painted on the outside.

        New Fairborn/Moser flanged axle upgrade with new thrust blocks.

        Carb rebuild

        Tune up

        Replaced oil pressure relief valve

        Partially done rebuild on driver's door window mechanism. (Still need to do new rollers)

        CE trunk floor waiting for install.




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        Paul
        I finally have a Stude I can drive! (sort of)
        1962 GT Hawk, 4 speed, a/c

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        • #5
          Thanks, gas tank looks super. How did you zinc coat it, rattle can?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tim333 View Post
            Thanks, gas tank looks super. How did you zinc coat it, rattle can?
            Yes, can't remember the brand, but it's a dull gray like some chain link fence I've seen.

            Paul
            I finally have a Stude I can drive! (sort of)
            1962 GT Hawk, 4 speed, a/c

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            • #7
              That GT might not look real pretty to the average Joe but it looks to be a pretty good, solid car. Sounds like you're having fun.

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