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2/17/10 9:39am - Original Message: 'rebuild or NOT rebuild'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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 I am in the process of doing my front end steering linkage. Cleaning up and replaceing some things.  The power steering pump, slave cylinder, and control unit to the best of my knowledge are original. They seem to work well and do not leak. I have a couple hoses that leak though. I would like to do a good job and prevent problems. I will be replaceing all hoses and fluid. Should I be concerned with the unit themselves or leave them alone till leaks present themselves?  A complete line up was done last fall at inspection and the tech said the linkage and joints were all very tight, and front end was very solid.   I do all the work myself in my cellar and have most needed tools.  Any insight will be appreciated.   THANKS           Mark           Upper/lower control arms, ball joints and tie rods ends are done.manchestershark2010-02-17 06:41:33
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2/17/10 10:11am - Reply: 'rebuild or NOT rebuild'
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Elkhart, IN - USA

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1975 Red T-Top 1972 Red Convertible

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Mark

When I rebuilt the front end on my 75 I rebuilt the cylinder,  control valve and replaced the pump ( it was noisey ) It's not that hard to rebuild.  ( PEACE OF MIND )
 
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2/17/10 1:05pm - Reply: 'rebuild or NOT rebuild'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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...and, on the other hand, Chevy's power steering units are famous for leaking, so if you've got one that doesn't, I would leave well enough alone. Seems there are always needs when a car gets this old. The money might be better spent else where.

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2/17/10 2:22pm - Reply: 'rebuild or NOT rebuild'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

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I agree.  Why rebuild/replace any parts before they need it.  Instead, plan another trip to Minnesota to see our new store.  On the other hand we do have a customer who says "If it aint broke, work on it until it is broke.  Then you can fix it"

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2/17/10 2:58pm - Reply: 'rebuild or NOT rebuild'
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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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Larry, THANKS on both concerns. I will take the advice.  The TRIP is in the works.  I try not to monkey up something that is not broke.

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2/17/10 9:26pm - Reply: 'rebuild or NOT rebuild'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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I agree with Larry.  "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"  Hope that chilli cookoff is great!!!!

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