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  1. This car show is coming up soon it was run for the first time last year and had a great variety of cars to suit everyone. Im sure it will be even bigger this year. They also have a stack of trophys up for grabs for both winner and runner up on each class.
  2. Great couple of days in Cromwell had a blast on the cruise friday night and had an awesome day baking in the sun looking at some amazing cars today, cant wait for next year definately one of the best shows around these ways. Good news the lip on the skyline survived some big scrapes and plenty of close moments. Cheers @kiwi808 for the car wash and organising our small group of jappas to park up together.
  3. What I have done before when I couldnt get a moulded hose was get the old hose and cut it open bend the new hose to shape then put new hose inside old hose and cable tie together. This helps hold new hose in correct shape. Not the greatest looking fix but works if your stuck. Mine was low pressure powersteering hose so didnt have the heat of a heater hose. Not sure if that will also affect it once its hot but if you get stuck give it a go.
  4. Skylines all cleaned up looking good ready to go tomorrow @kiwi808 do you have a hose we can borrow if we need to re wash it once we are up there? Edit sorry @Bling didnt mean to quote you sorry.
  5. Yip we are up for friday night and head home after the car show on saturday. @kiwi808are you registering for the show on friday night or on the day or have you already registered? If theres going to be a few parking up then ill get rego sorted so i can park with you guys.
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    Ill get a photo of it to compare when i take the wheel back off im pretty sure it was missing on one side or i just missed it. So you dont need to run the auto adjusting cable and associated parts?
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    Mine are only 10" drums to
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    Yip 2 stud patterns but may sort it at some stage but focusing getting the car back on the road first. Not a huge problem though
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    Thanks for the info I appreciate it as im still learning all this stuff. Ill pull an axle and see what I have got cheers. It also has finned drums which doesnt seem to be super common? So just to clarify you think since the drum surface is 2.5" wide it should have a 2.5" shoe?
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    Whats the easyest way to confirm which bearing type / size I have?
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    Question regarding 9inch drum brakes, my impala has a 9inch in it and took a look at the drums on it in the weekend. One shoe on each side had delaminated and were floating in the drum and one side is missing the guide for the adjusting cable so cable is just floating around. Now i have no idea what car the diff was out of so when ordering new shoes does it matter as long as I get the right size or are there variences in the shoes for different models? Second question is the current shoes are 2" wide but drums measure 2.5" is this normal to create tollerance or the wrong shoes have been put in? Was thinking 2.5" shoes in the 2.5" drums might be to tight? 3rd question is there is a bit of grease seeping out into one of the drums how hard are these seals to replace? Cheers Michael
  12. Does anyone know the correct amount to lap valves? I cant find consistant info or is it personal preference? Some i have found lap the entire face others just do a 2-3mm band around the face. Heads are cast iron off a big block chev. Cheers in advance
  13. If someone else is paying to re paint your whole car you would be silly to not take it wouldnt you.
  14. Made it to lorneville a bit early haha heading to riverton shortly.
  15. No worries if you cange your mind we are meeting a mate at lorneville just before 11. We are taking skyline as wagons got no warrent and mates taking his nightrod