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11/16/11 11:29am - Original Message: 'The cottin pickin Mazda bakes are done 611.00!'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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Finished the brakes last nite.  611.00 on parts, supplies, tow job, and hair pullingAngry.
 
The right rear caliper froze up causing all this mess.
 
 5 master cylinders in all. 2 new ones and 2 rebuilt were bad out of the box. The new one from ebay worked.Wacko
 
2 calipers, 2 rotors, 1 set pads, 2 axle hubs, 1 m/c, 1 brake bleed job from garage(they couldn't bleed it), 1 tow job n/c AAA.
 
The garage quoted me 450.00 to do the m/c.Shocked  I wonder how much the entire job would be.
I'm pretty good at changing out the m/c.  It's done for now. I will do the fronts in the spring. There are still a few items that need attention but they can wait a little while.
 
My car has 145000 miles on it so I expect a few things to go wrong. I keep up on scheduled maint( tune-up, fluid changes, belts etc...)   Time to relax and drink some brake... I mean a beer now.LOL


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11/16/11 2:08pm - Reply: 'Re: The cottin pickin Mazda bakes are done 611.00!'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Well, Dennis....all I can say is, "Better you than ME"!!!

Just kiddin....it sux when ya gotta spend that kinda $$$$ on something that started out so simple...I been there meself...many times. Just be thankful it's fixed, and safe.Thumbs Up


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11/16/11 9:12pm - Reply: 'Re: The cottin pickin Mazda bakes are done 611.00!'
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Man, and it's not even a Corvette..........they probably knew  you had one so they had no mercy for you............just kidding (of course).Wink I kinda figure you had better words than "cottin pickin" in your mind! 


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11/16/11 10:17pm - Reply: 'Re: The cottin pickin Mazda bakes are done 611.00!'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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Kinda reminds me of when I try to do plumbing.Censored Glad you where able to get it all taken care of.

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11/16/11 11:33pm - Reply: 'Re: The cottin pickin Mazda bakes are done 611.00!'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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It"s good to know Vettes aren't the only expensive cars to repair! Glad you got it workin'!
 
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11/17/11 1:23pm - Reply: 'Re: The cottin pickin Mazda bakes are done 611.00!'
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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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Wow that's a lot of money for a ........oh, that's a "tow" job...........never mind Evil Smile
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11/17/11 9:49pm - Reply: 'Re: The cottin pickin Mazda bakes are done 611.00!'
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Hot Springs, AR - USA

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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans

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next time you can hire my daughter to do it for you...
 
she was only 15 at the time but changed the brakes on her car from wheel cylinder, new shoes and hardware and new drums
 


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