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4/17/10 5:17pm - Original Message: 'Brass verus aluminum'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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The good news is i have my brakes completed.The bad news is ( sorry about spelling) the porportional valve is bad ,I cann't get pedel to hold pressure.I have good flow of  brake fuild coming out of the bleeders.Nobody local it seems will touch a porportional valve.Ecklers has dicontinued theirs(they do have it in chrome not what I want) but I did find them in brass and aluminum.So my question is dose it make a differance what they are made out of? I have found them  elsewhere but I am tring to stay within my budget.
                                            Thanks Rick
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4/17/10 10:23pm - Reply: 'Brass verus aluminum'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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Either brass or aluminum are fine.
Dave


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4/18/10 12:57pm - Reply: 'Brass verus aluminum'
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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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When Ecklers carried them (I didn't know they stopped) they offered both brass and aluminum. The brass was twice the cost of alum. so I bought the cheaper. Just be ever so careful of the angle of approach on those flare nuts (no matter which material you choose) when restarting those lines, as it wouldn't be hard to mess up the threads. Use a mirror on the top side if you must, but be sure you're starting correctly before forcing anything. Spray them repeatedly with penetrating fluid before removing , some don't break loose easily after being untouched for 30yrs. and you'd like to avoid damaging the nuts with vise grips. Flaring wrenches work the best and they're worth the investment even if you don't use them that often.

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4/18/10 3:47pm - Reply: 'Brass verus aluminum'
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Morganville, NJ - USA

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1971 350 270 hp roadster millivanilli red, black interior, white rag top, white hard top, I've had it 18 years and intend on giving it to my son for his 25th birthday(another 18 years from now)

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Try pushing the reset pin on the valve and then see if you have peddle.......Bill


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4/18/10 8:44pm - Reply: 'Brass verus aluminum'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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Bill where would I find the reset pin?
          Rick


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