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  1. PurpleBeeper

    I have steering shaft play; steering box does NOT leak.

    Maybe a dumb p/s boxes have the "worm gear" like manual boxes do? I remember tightening my worm gear slightly years ago to remove slop
  2. PurpleBeeper

    Some proportioning valve questions after a rear drum conversion

    Another tip... if the proportioning valve is stuck one direction, it turns on your "brake" light on the dash. I'm pretty sure you'll need the correct master cylinder and proportioning valve. It may be too late.... but what part wasn't available for the factory disc/disc? Calipers can be rebuilt
  3. PurpleBeeper

    66 charger steering column

    I just used wheel bearing grease in mine
  4. PurpleBeeper

    Engine swap ... brakes worthless

    Because of your cam, your engine vacuum is low. The engine vacuum is what gives your power brakes "power", but you don't have much vacuum anymore. You can add a vacuum reservoir canister or a vacuum pump.
  5. PurpleBeeper

    Spring relocation with a sway bar.

    I've never run a rear sway bar, but I think I see your problem. I looked at the Hotchkis and the Addco rear bars and both bend around the rear end "pumpkin". My first thought - Is there a way to cut 3" out of each side of the sway bar and re-weld it straight? Or maybe there just happens to be...
  6. PurpleBeeper

    Please Help: Confused about brake drums for a 69 Charger RT

    I believe you need one of these two There are two different widths....2-1/2" and 3" (roughly) as I recall. I also "think" finned was original, but not always...
  7. PurpleBeeper

    1970 b-body steering column

    Wait! brain fart.... not needed, my mistake. The main shaft length is different between power steering and manual steering (not auto trans vs. manual trans). You just need the collar without the PRNDL for a manual transmission and Tony's parts has them.
  8. PurpleBeeper

    1970 b-body steering column

    You will need the 1-year-only 1970 steering column, but I may have good news. If you can only find an automatic column with a PRNDL, you can modify it to work with a 4-speed. You'd need the top collar (without the PRNDL) and lengthen the main, center shaft (not too difficult)
  9. PurpleBeeper

    Torsion Bar reinstall

    Short Version - tighten those big torsion bar adjustment bolts you're looking at a lot more. The more you tighten those big bolts (righty tighty, lefty loosey), the higher your font end will be & the control arms will lift up off those bumpers as you tighten those 2 big bolts
  10. PurpleBeeper

    Ride height discrepancy Help!

    Definitely yes, your front end can affect the rear end that much. Adjust those torsion bar adjusters...up on one side, down on the other side, or a combination until it's the height you want
  11. PurpleBeeper

    Brake Booster Install 70 B Body

    I don't recognize that booster???
  12. PurpleBeeper

    74 Charger Steering Column Rattle

    Is it loose where the shift lever attaches to the column? Can you post a picture?
  13. PurpleBeeper

    Caliper rubbing rotor

    MoparLeo has a good eye. I am not an expert on this, but there is a common brake conversion done on these cars to convert to 1973+ brake rotors, 73+ A-body spindles. Some of the conversions are done using Cordoba rotors and caliper brackets. "Maybe" the previous owner started to do one of...
  14. PurpleBeeper

    New to working on brakes - need troubleshooting advice

    You have power drum brakes front & rear (fyi). 1. Bleed (the air out of) your brake lines. One each brake, there's a little bleeder screw on each wheel cylinder (a little hole in the center of it). Spray those down BIG TIME with PB Blaster rust penetrant. Soak & repeat. Soak again and wait...
  15. PurpleBeeper

    I give up...brakes go to the floor !!!

    70chall440 & GTX John both have very good ideas. I'm going with TWO bad master cylinders as my odds-on favorite....but I REALLY like 70chall440's idea of just start burping air out of each connection, maybe 1 brake at a time and try to burp out air. I mean, if it's all new then nothing should...
  16. PurpleBeeper

    New Steering wheel, messed up alignment

    Hmm...thinking out loud here. It sort of "sounds" like your steering coupler might be 180-degrees out???
  17. PurpleBeeper

    Manual 2 power steering

    Yes, the same. FYI- You can cut down a manual steering column center shaft & make your own "plastic shear pins" out of hardware store plastic nuts/bolts (plumbing section) for use with power steering.
  18. PurpleBeeper

    Converting from dot 3 to dot 4 fluid question

    What 4mulas said.....exactly what he said. No issues at all, but DOT4 is just high boiling DOT3. I "think" you're thinking of DOT5
  19. PurpleBeeper

    Converting to power steering

    Good information above. I have done this swap on my 70. As mentioned, the only difference in column is the center (main) shaft. It "telescopes like an antennae" so that it can collapse during a collision. The "antennae" is held open by two small nylon "break away pins". One half of the...