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06-23-2018, 01:54 PM
Time to fix a few things and it was easier to pull the motor/tranny. Dropped out out the bottom.
One summer on the road after ground-up resto and everything leaks!
Here’s the to-do:
Oil pan-install correct 402 pan
Tranny leaks-front seal? Converter is dry on the outside.
Power steering box leaks around input-swap in a firm feel Stage 2 (3wks to get!)
Disc brake calipers leaking-rebuild (a body calipers)
Install Mini Starter
Lower control arm bushings(rubber crumbling) NOS arms but prob 40years old.
Lower control arm stiffening plates-just because they’re out and cheap.
Exhaust cutouts -O-ring not sealing and leaks

Any advice tips always welcome


06-23-2018, 04:04 PM
Does your car stop ok? If you use the F body calipers you get a little bigger piston. I believe I used 76 Volare calipers in lieu of the A Body calipers.

06-23-2018, 07:27 PM
Yes car stops good. Went with smaller diameter discs so we could use the 14” NON disc brake steelies. I think they are A body? Piston looks like about 3”. I remember the calipers being 74-76’ something! I think the disc is a 10”. Being a cruiser don’t worry about it too much.

06-25-2018, 10:49 PM
The only difference between the A body and F body calipers is the piston size. I also run the small discs with 14 inch wheels and I run the larger piston now. You need to know piston size if you rebuild it yourself.