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Cardinal Grammeter

Member Since 18 Mar 2014
Offline Last Active Jul 20 2017 11:19 PM

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In Topic: Brake Booster Boost Output is Weak: What to expect? Normal?

17 July 2017 - 11:31 AM

CONCLUSION:  Booster was starting to fail/maulfunction.


Replaced booster due to "fluttering" and a slowly escalating vacuum leak  The "going solid" was not present in the reman booster. 


Further the output pushrod of the old booster could be pushed sideways to about a 45* angle - this was NOT possible with the reman one.


The reman booster behaves like a typical booster and does not have any idiosyncrasies albeit that the small diameter results in a "smaller" "smoosh" feeling when applying pedal. 


Oh, and there is more stopping power too - nothing dramatic but definitely noticeable.

In Topic: Can't find my content older than July 2016

17 July 2017 - 01:12 AM

The problem with searching build threads is hoping to find a hit on a multiword search which is usually meaningless because the words are scattered throughout the thread.


The best way to do it is start a specific thread and then put the link in the build thread.  I've tried to do this, but I don't have time to document my build thread - especially when the truck is up and running with few issues.


Yeah, it took me over a year to resolve the brake booster problems.


Tried the Google search and got


Linked CSEs are no longer supported. See https://goo.gl/Gs1KIc.

In Topic: 1974 620 Power Brake Flutter - feels like ABS

13 July 2017 - 06:33 PM

"Flutter" was probably caused by crack in bellows - in one position it seals, actuates, but the actuation opens the crack, bleeds down, seals, cycle repeats.


Replaced Booster and all is well - system behaves now as expected.  Only observation is that the small diameter of the booster results in a "smaller moosh" between the pedal and the hydraulics.

In Topic: 620 Silver Door Side Mirrors vs Car Mirrors: Arm Length and Angle

13 July 2017 - 01:14 PM

It probably was me.  Problem is that your RH mirror won't match my LH long arm.


That guy in Mexico had a matched pair of short arms for $64 shipped, so I got them.  That chrome pair that went recently for $121 I would have bot them at that price, but I forgot about the auction (but then, the guy that paid $121 might have been willing to pay big $$$ to).  $300 is No Way Ray! (which did sell on eBay too.)


I am SO TIRED of driving with a WINK Mirror - backing up and parallel parking is nasty.

In Topic: Let's see your side view mirrors!

11 July 2017 - 09:32 PM

So many pics lost due to PhotoBucket changing things up...


This was a great thread...