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perf-list Digest Thu, 24 Aug 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 129

In This Issue:
Re: No brakes...almost
Another use for Herculiner... VERY FUNNY!
Re: No brakes...almost
Re: No brakes...almost
Miscellany from last night
Bridgestone profit falls 50% on tire recall


From: Kevin Kemmerer <>
Subject: Re: No brakes...almost
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 11:40:42 -0400

I would try bleeding the brakes.  Just what I would do, since I really
don't know what the problem is.  The symptoms sound like air in the system.


From: Greg Hopper[]
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 11:03 AM
Subject: [perf-list] No brakes...almost

Please help me out guys... I really need to get this thing fixed today...


From: "Garrett Nelson" <>
Subject: Another use for Herculiner... VERY FUNNY!
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 11:26:02 -0500

This is a little off topic, but it's the funniest thing I have read in a long time! I'm on page 9 now and still reading... and I can't stop laughing!

Hope this isn't inappropriate Ken.



From: "wish" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 17:22:40 GMT
Subject: Re: No brakes...almost

>I would try bleeding the brakes.

Right you are Kevin ... that's your best bet, you want to get that old scorched
fluid out now anyway as it may have some compressability issues now ... a quick
brake bleed and you should be good as new on the brakes ...

Time to consider a manual over-ride for that automatic cooling switch ?  Its
pretty easy, just gotta find the ground on the computer and hook that through
a switch so you can ground it instead of the computer, if you hook them in parallel
(IE splice into it and leave the stock one there too) then both methods will
turn it on (computer and the switch) ...

Just my $.02

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4   6.4L

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From: "Greg Hopper" <>
Subject: Re: No brakes...almost
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 15:07:29 -0500

I bled the brakes and everything seems ok now.  I guess I really did boil
the fluid... shouldn't be a problem anymore, the fluid I used supposedly has
a 500+ boiling point.

Actually, my electric fan is a conversion.  I have a Hayden thermostatic
controller that stays on constantly with the A/C.  The problem usually only
occurs in traffic with the A/C on, though it did eventually get pretty hot a
couple times without the A/C while cruising the strip in Panama City Beach a
few weeks ago.  The fan is a 16" Perma-Cool High Performance that is rated
up to 2950 CFM.  Perma-Cool says 3000 is enough to cool most small-blocks,
so I thought my 4.0 would be no problem.  Guess not.  I guess I'm gonna take
the electric off and put the mechanical back on.  If that fixes it, I'll get
rid of it (the electric).  Otherwise, I'll put it back on and try to find
the overheating gremlin wherever he lives...



From: "wish" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 19:58:27 GMT
Subject: Miscellany from last night

Well with the phone out last night I resorted to fixing up some stuff on the
truck, thought I'd pass along a couple things I found.

If the wipers aren't returning to their rest position after turning them off,
check the wires, I found one of my wonderful crimp jobs had come loose ... hooked
it back up and they now stop at the bottom when you shut them off instead of
wherever they happen to be.

While I was in there I was tired of fighting my old aftermarket stereo, it had
a tendency to float around in the mount, the shafts were both stripped (and
metric) so the bolts I was using weren't hardly holding it.  I snugged them
down as best I could, then took some zip ties and threaded them around the back
of the unit and the front bracket in the dash ... its tighter than I've ever
had it before now, works great and I can adjust the volume without it spiking
while I'm on the gravel...

My final project for the night was to put the original wheel back on the steering
column, I'd switched to a 79 from my 73 and it didn't work quite right, the
center portion is larger on the 79, and the turn signal cancel must work differently
as the piece I swapped over caused the right turn signal to come on, 'course
some of that could be the broken turn signal switch I'll have to go back in
and replace.

Anyway its much nicer to drive now ... still waiting on that seal kit for the
steering box, if I could fix that then I'd be MUCH happier.

Just my $.02

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4   6.4L

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:00:29 -0400
Subject: Bridgestone profit falls 50% on tire recall

Too bad .......

Bridgestone profit falls 50% on tire recall
                               Japan's Bridgestone said its first-half net
profit plunged nearly 50% because
                               of a massive tire recall in the U.S., while the
yen's strength against the dollar
                               reduced the value of exports.

                               The Tokyo-based tire maker said net profit
tumbled 49% to 18.90 billion yen
                               ($176.9 million) from 36.68 billion yen a year
earlier, mostly because of a 37.2
                               billion yen special loss it took after ordering
the recall of tires being
                               investigated for possible connection to traffic
                               SOURCE: Dow Jones News Service, 08.25


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