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    And..... now I broke the Upper clutch...

    And..... now I broke the Upper clutch control/adjusting rod. ARGH! it completely snapped in half about 10 minuets from the house.
    So, now that I have both those parts on order, I understand HOW to...
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    Good News. It was a (relatively) easy fix. The...

    Good News. It was a (relatively) easy fix. The Clutch Rod (connecting pedal to bellcrank) had come disconnected from the pedal. It was pretty obvious when I climbed under and had someone push the...
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    A funny story, and then I need help.

    So, as you guys know, I have been fighting with the brake system on my 55 Wagon. It has not been fun, however it gave me a chance to clean up a lot of the road grime and crud at the wheels.
    Since I...
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    Is Regular Ethonol Gas Ever Acceptable?

    Ok, So the wife and I were discussing, My 55 Wagon is my every day driver and with gas prices getting out of control we came to the following question:
    What would make you comfortable using regular...
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    Good news, after replacing the Master cylinder...

    Good news, after replacing the Master cylinder and getting a good bleed on the brakes, I am now back on the road!!! Got full braking power at about half pedal so life is good. Added bonus (I guess),...
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    Brake Issue. Master Cylinder?

    So, bit of back story. My 55 Wagon's brakes worked well. With the pedal about half way to the floor, I had full stopping power. One time, there was a pop/bang/noise and the pedal when to about 2...
  7. Thread: Rear Brake Job

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    Well, I figured out where my mis-understanding...

    Well, I figured out where my mis-understanding was. Because they were stuck together, I thought the outer oil seal and the outer grease protector were 1 item. (Left and Center in below picture...
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    I think this is starting to make some sense, I...

    I think this is starting to make some sense, I apologize for making you explain the same thing to me more than once, sometimes my brain doesn't catch up as fast as it used to.
    I am going to order...
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    I see, well, I think I see. I did plan on keeping...

    I see, well, I think I see. I did plan on keeping as much original as possible if it was able to be cleaned up, mostly because that is the cheaper option, haha,
    As far as the seal goes, isn't that...
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    Few more shots of the road grime and crud that I...

    Few more shots of the road grime and crud that I have been dealing with and trying to clean up as I go.

    -VTWilly
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    Rear Brake Job

    Well yesterday we got a bunch of snow here in Vermont, so it was a great day to work on the Wagon in the heated garage. It's been sitting in there since the fall as I didn't intend to drive it this...
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    Well, not to revive a dead thread, (but I'm gonna...

    Well, not to revive a dead thread, (but I'm gonna do it anyway)
    Finally got some time to poke around and see what was up, as mentioned, the spring clips are missing from the shift levers, while I...
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    This setup is not stock. I still have the vacuum...

    This setup is not stock. I still have the vacuum motor under the hood. I have 1 motor per wiper arm and they are not synchronized at all, there is a 2 position switch on the dash, one click for...
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    So, I was finally able to get a semi decent...

    So, I was finally able to get a semi decent picture of the wiper issue under the dash. As you can see, the electric motor (shiny black cylinder) is touching where the hose for the defrost should...
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    Wiper Restoration/Defrost.

    Well, I've been away for a while due to traveling for work, but some of you know I had some interesting things going on with my defroster for my 55 Wagon. Well it gets more interesting. As I intend...
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    I'm not sure exactly where you are suggesting...

    I'm not sure exactly where you are suggesting that it would go, but here is another picture to better show where it is located.

    I do think that there is probably enough room to twist it and get it...
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    Exhaust Routing

    So, as I am going over the vehicle trying to figure out what needs attention and what order I will address these issues in, I have come across this exhaust issue seen in the photo. The muffler is...
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    Well, after sticking my head up under the dash, I...

    Well, after sticking my head up under the dash, I do indeed have two parts that the hose hooks to in order to direct air up to the windshield. Of course whoever put the electric wiper motors in, put...
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    Do I have to provide the dead goat or does he...

    Do I have to provide the dead goat or does he bring his own?

    As you can see in the photos, it is an aftermarket Napa heater, it works fine, but that hose goes up into what looks like an attempt at...
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    Thanks for the reminder! I thought I heard the...

    Thanks for the reminder! I thought I heard the previous owner mention electronic ignition, sure enough, I just checked and I do have that... would have felt really silly if I had gotten a new set of...
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    Upgrades and repairs, Thoughts?

    So as I was planing out what upgrades, repairs, and changes that I will make to my 55 Wagon, I thought I would post some sort of plan here to get the input of some of the experts.
    Since this...
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    Can't really blame him, that's a slick looking...

    Can't really blame him, that's a slick looking gauge cluster. I have the original gauges from my truck, but when they replaced them with what is in the picture, they cut a mostly square hole in the...
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    Guess I also forgot the Engine shot.... Enjoy!

    Guess I also forgot the Engine shot.... Enjoy!
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    Well I am running Radial tires (prior owners...

    Well I am running Radial tires (prior owners choice) with the Saturn OD I can cruise pretty comfortably at 55ish at around 2300rpm which works well since other than the highway, max speed limit...
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    Well, Work it is then.. haha!

    Well, Work it is then.. haha!
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