Show us your Cat as it sits right now

From dusty barn find to daily driver, it seems our cars are never really done. This is the place to share your progress on your project car. We will celebrate your victories and commiserate over your tragedies. But most of all this is a great place to learn!
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Re: Show us your Cat as it sits right now

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Post by Caleb » 04 Jan 2017, 14:08

What brake issues are you having Paul?

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Post by Paul68xr7 » 04 Jan 2017, 14:22

My rear brakes refuse to disengage, I have replaced the shoes, hardware and wheel cylinders twice and it worked for about 30 miles and then locked up and was like that until it cooled down and I could get the drums off. I took it to the Dad of my coworker (who is a mechanic) and he thinks the problem is resolved. I am not that sure, when I got the car home it appeared that there was some smoke coming from the rear tires. It could have been me as my wife didn't see any. I am negotiating with my wife now to have a few things done on the car, so a disc brake upgrade and brake lines are one of the possible updates. Although she listened when the Dad said that the drums brakes work just fine for the car and that the money could be spent doing something else like AC/heat which my car doesn't have due to a previous owner.

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Re: Show us your Cat as it sits right now

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Post by Caleb » 04 Jan 2017, 14:40

Hmmm, sounds frustrating. I'm not particularly good with brakes. Hopefully someone else has an answer

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Re: Show us your Cat as it sits right now

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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 04 Jan 2017, 17:49

I'm here all week. Try the beef.
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
'73 F250 XLT Ranger - 390 *Also SOLD*
'63 F100 Stepside - *NEW PROJECT*
'14 Camaro SS vert
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Post by Johnnykool6 » 06 Jan 2017, 11:55

Just bought this 69 Eliminator! Been in my family for 46 years! It belonged to my oldest brother... Then my youngest brother... Now it's my turn!
It's that time again... :think:

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Re: Show us your Cat as it sits right now

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Post by guitar74 » 06 Jan 2017, 13:02

Paul68xr7 wrote:My rear brakes refuse to disengage, I have replaced the shoes, hardware and wheel cylinders twice and it worked for about 30 miles and then locked up and was like that until it cooled down and I could get the drums off. I took it to the Dad of my coworker (who is a mechanic) and he thinks the problem is resolved. I am not that sure, when I got the car home it appeared that there was some smoke coming from the rear tires. It could have been me as my wife didn't see any. I am negotiating with my wife now to have a few things done on the car, so a disc brake upgrade and brake lines are one of the possible updates. Although she listened when the Dad said that the drums brakes work just fine for the car and that the money could be spent doing something else like AC/heat which my car doesn't have due to a previous owner.
I had the same problem w/my LTD II a long time ago after a rear brake job. The problem? The self adjuster and parking brake cable assembly were backwards so every time I used the brakes, they adjusted instead of in reverse. Take the drums off and check them vs the diagram in the fan, or an exploded view. It may not be this, but it's worth a look.

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Re: Show us your Cat as it sits right now

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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 07 Jan 2017, 07:08

Johnnykool6 wrote:Just bought this 69 Eliminator! Been in my family for 46 years! It belonged to my oldest brother... Then my youngest brother... Now it's my turn!
We need pictures!

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Post by Caleb » 07 Jan 2017, 11:52

Johnnykool6 you have to send pictures. Actually you need to start a site introduction post. Give us the back story with pictures and twll us your plan for it and what it has

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Post by Johnnykool6 » 07 Jan 2017, 12:39

Yep! Not sure how to do that yet... Trying to do pics, but it didn't post. Not working the same as my other forums I've used. Ill sit and read instructions soon! And I'll brief you now... This is a 69 Eliminator, my oldest brother bought in 71. He then sold it to my little brother after a family feud with me! My little bro, tubbed it out sadly, but did a nice job. And put a Real Boss 351 in it. Damaged that engine, and sold the boss to me! I stroked it and built it up to about 700hp. Now its sitting and waiting on a home. Then little bro offers me up the Cougar Eliminator (which now has a 302 roller motor and fmx), so of course I jumped on that! Waiting for the title to come back in my name! Finally it will be mine, after all this time!!!! I'm not sure if I'll put the Boss 409 stroker/ 4 speed back in or not! To put it back to stock.... Un-tubbing it looks to be too much work sadly! I'll post vin no's, soon as I can! And I'll try pics again... Not sure if I'm not allowed because I'm newb!
It's that time again... :think:

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Re: Show us your Cat as it sits right now

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Post by propayne » 07 Jan 2017, 16:00

Usually the problem with posting pics is the size - reduce them some and see if the forum will accept.

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