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Didn't production of the lm1 end about Janurary 1st and was replaced with L65 and was pre X code.

General Discussion / Re: 69 Body Sag
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:32:01 AM »
For what it's worth and future reference the guy that did my body work put it on a frame straightener, clamped it at 4 points and squared it before he cut anything. He said it was off a little. I think he only put it on a rotisserie to prime it. Very pleased with the outcome.

Hope this helps, mine is 68 coupe Dec. build, deluxe interior, fold down seat. Ash tray measures 2" x 3",  the strip on the panel under the window crank is 1/2" x 18".

Restoration / Re: Repair or replace fenders
« on: April 07, 2018, 02:59:29 AM »
OK, thanks everyone, looks like a unanimous decision.

Restoration / Re: Repair or replace fenders
« on: April 06, 2018, 12:13:57 PM »
I've heard of fit issues, I guess I was hoping that the quality has improved recently, like someone has new dies.

Restoration / Repair or replace fenders
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:28:04 AM »
I'm debating whether to repair or replace the front fenders. How do the fenders that are made now fit and look. I got a dash panel from AMD and was really disappointed with it. My original fenders are rusted out at the bottom and have a couple of small dings that need some hammer and dolly work and of course the blasting for surface rust. I'm a mechanic not a body man. Just to have someone do the patch would cost as much as a new fender.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Anyone seen tire stickers like this 68 Z?
« on: April 03, 2018, 02:42:37 AM »
Mine looks like it was applied over another.

Originality / Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« on: April 29, 2017, 02:49:25 AM »
I don't think I ever sent you these pics. Purchased my CE bare block in 4/74. 3970010, B 12 4, CE3A973  96. Stamp isn't the best.

Maintenance / Re: 69 RF brake lock up?
« on: December 23, 2016, 09:07:27 PM »
Jim, Do you have access to a couple of scales, maybe a highway patrol or trooper friend who works truck inspections. You mentioned that this was a drag car for a while. If the body is twisted it could make the R/F light and make less work for that brake causing the lock up.

Maintenance / Re: 69 RF brake lock up?
« on: December 21, 2016, 02:30:42 AM »
You lost me. You mentioned the right side twice. If the large orifice was the inlet and it still locks up then I'm back to square one. Use one of the old blocks and if you can set it up as the 69s are go for it. My only concern is that you treated the symptom and not the disease.

Maintenance / Re: 69 RF brake lock up?
« on: December 20, 2016, 05:01:18 AM »
I don't know Jim. I went by the drawings in my 68 AIM and if the 67,8 & 9 were the same system I felt the same drawing would apply to your car. I was going to post the drawing but I couldn't down size it. I could PM it to if you want. I don't know why they would have changed the plumbing either. If enough stuff gets thrown at the wall hopefully something will stick.

Maintenance / Re: 69 RF brake lock up?
« on: December 20, 2016, 02:09:18 AM »
Bear with me on this. I have a 68 with disc/drum, I didn't post without first examining my distribution valve. Let me preface this by saying that I am a retired heavy equipment mechanic and know enough about hydraulics to be really dangerous. Gauging the orifices I found that my inlet is 1 drill size larger than the outlets. If you buy a mc booster and valve assembly the inlet to the distribution valve will be next to the switch and it is for 67 to 69. This is the inlet for a reason. The only thing common to the both front brakes is the distribution valve. The only thing that will affect the front brake operation is the fluid entering that valve, nothing else upstream matters to the front brake operation. All your components are new. Now I ask you to double check the AIM and the plumbing, at this point it can't hurt to reconfigure, you've tried everything else. Again the inlet port, even if the 3 orifices are the same, try it, you have nothing to loose but more brake fluid. You must have used 5 gallons by now. If I'm not sure about something I'll back off but if I think I'm right I can be like a junk yard dog. I really believe that if you buy a new mc booster valve set up and reconfigure the tubing to what you have now that nothing will change. I'll bet you a dinner on that. You can try this too if you like. Take one of your other distribution valves and drill the orifice to the LF one size larger. That will cause a restriction to the RF. I'm going to bow out now that I've put in my 2 cents worth, maybe a nickel. Jim maybe take a break and enjoy the holidays and get back to it next year.
You asked for help, Be careful what you wish for. All the best, Merry Christmas, Jim

Maintenance / Re: 69 RF brake lock up?
« on: December 19, 2016, 03:55:10 PM »
Ok, mines a 68, maybe they changed in 69. Still those orifices are probably the only thing you haven't checked, if they are different sizes and aren't in the correct port it may be your problem. The caption next to the photo of the distribution valve says it's showing the inlet port. You must have pulled out most of your hair by now but hang in there, everyone who has posted here want to see this issue resolved as much as you do.

Maintenance / Re: 69 RF brake lock up?
« on: December 19, 2016, 04:36:48 AM »
You plumbed your lines from a picture, the inlet port should be next to the switch, if the inlet port orifice is larger and that port now goes to the  RF you are sending more fluid that caliper. Check the 3 orifice sizes with a drill bit. If one is larger that's the inlet. Set it up as the assy manual. 

General Discussion / Re: New member from NJ
« on: December 09, 2016, 04:36:40 AM »
Bought my CE bare block from a speed shop. Friend of mine worked there.

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