Vette(s): 1972 454 Coupe, 4 speed, Targa Blue with blue interior, luggage rack
OK So I think I'm coming down the home stretch - after rebuilding (suspension front and rear) and replacing fuel tank among hundreds of other minor issues, I need to still put in the power brake booster, master cylinder, steering column and instrument cluster (along with the carpet and the rest of the interior). I made some cryptic notes to myself to install the power booster before the instrument cluster and the the instrument cluster before the steering column, then the steering column, master cylinder can go last. I assume I wrote this down because its easier to access the booster bolts on the interior firewall without the other stuff in the way. (This is what happens when you take 5 years to finish a restoration without taking good notes!) Anyone have any experience in the proper order? Hate to do it in the wrong order and have to go backwards. I looked at the AIM to see if they listed the sections in order of assembly but it not sure it does.
Vette(s): Numbers matching 1972 350 4 speed, silver pewter body with blue interior
I just did all that stuff. The booster bolts are a PITA if your trying to access them from under the dash. So, ya, bolt the booster up and attach it to your pedal with your brake light switch while you still reach in in through the dash opening. I also pulled the column to gain access to both the pedal/brakes as well as the gauges. So, button up the gauges next. Column next. I pinched the tach cable between the column and back of the gauge cluster and realized it would have been better to attach the tach and speedo cables before installing the column. When you put the column in leave the firewall mounts loose so you can rotate the column to fit the dash bottom. Bolt the dash bottom to column up, then tighten the firewall bolts. Otherwise, like I did, my column was cockeyed a tad and the trim piece that holds the hold open valves won't mount proper. What else....install your clutch rod firewall seal before installing the booster (if your have and or are replacing that seal). Ummm....I installed all new dash bulbs cuz they are a real PITA to get at with everything installed. Keep an eye out on the wiring harness, vac hoses and cables when pushing the gauge cluster into place. You have to get it pretty close to installed before you can route the harness within the harness retainers. That's my memories anyway.....Dave
My Christmas present to ME! Bought Sat 11-30-2013. 72, 350 4 spd, Silver with blue interior...Can't you just hear Pablo Cruz playing in the background?
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