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Post by driveit on Thu May 09, 2013 7:23 am

OK, first off Somernites Cruise in Somerset Ky is on Saturday 5/25/13 and I am going to try and get the Chevelle in.
I want to take my family, need to get my seats and seat belts bolted back in. Front and Rear!
My question is can I replace these with just regular bolts or do they need to be a special kind and how do I know what bolt to buy if I don't have the originals for comparison?

Also the car is pulling hard to the right when I brake hard and I think one of the front brakes may be sticking from time to time. Can this be corrected or is a new caliper in order. (Can't afford right now)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks and God bless,
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Post by Hawk03 on Thu May 09, 2013 8:18 am

I'm planning on using nuts and bolts to reinstall my seats. I haven't looked at any specific kinds yet though.
You might have some air in the brake lines, I would try bleeding them first to see if that helps the braking.

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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 09, 2013 8:23 am

SEAT BELTS I would NOT REPEAT NOT trust anything but the designed seat belt bolts readily available at any parts store...... Seats I would take an old one and get grade 8 ones to replace them and you should be fine that's what I did.

I can take one of mine out of my seats ( getting new anyways ) and measure it at hardware store either tomorrow or Friday depending on when the rain quits YES RAINING AGAIN the flood waters just got back to somewhat normal around here
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Post by dynchel on Thu May 09, 2013 8:28 am

Also the car is pulling hard to the right when I brake hard and I think one of the front brakes may be sticking from time to time. Can this be corrected or is a new caliper in order. (Can't afford right now)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks and God bless,
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First make sure air pressure is the same on all four tires. Try jacking up the front and spinning the front tires, see if one has more resistance that the other. If one has more resistance, either the caliper is sticking, or the flex hose is blocked. Calipers and flex hoses are really inexpensive for g3's. Also sometimes if you disassemble the caliper and make sure all the slides are moving freely this may just fix your problem. Good luck. Smile remember, if its a caliper problem, it would (more than likely) be the drivers side with the problem.


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Post by thatfnthing on Thu May 09, 2013 9:51 am

Agree with dynchel. If it pulls hard to the right, the left one is the culprit -- it's not doing its job.

Grade 8 bolts work fine -- the bolt will be stronger than the actual mount point. Go for a standard hex head from Lowes or HD -- the Torx are a PITA.
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Post by driveit on Thu May 09, 2013 12:37 pm

Thanks everyone!
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Fri May 10, 2013 7:27 am

Use Grade 8 bolts. And this is NHRA legal. Use bolts that thread through the floor. I think they are 1/2" bolts. Get bolts long enough to protrude through and put a nut on the bolt. This is how the bolts are mounted in my Chevelle.
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Post by driveit on Fri May 10, 2013 7:44 am

Thanks. I tried to get the original bolts out of my snake pit parts car, but could not get them out. I need to get one more seat belt out and get the bolts that hold down the front seat in the back. Dang rusty old snake filled piece of .... ugh... Sorry, just a little frustrated.
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Post by Hawk03 on Fri May 10, 2013 9:01 am

I had this issue when I tried to remove the seat brackets from my car. I used a torch and to heat the bolt up from underneath and it finally came out. The seat belt bolts were a different story, the torx heads were stripped so we cut them out of floor since we are replacing the body.

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Post by driveit on Fri May 10, 2013 10:33 am

not a bad idea since the car they are coming out of has holes big enough to put a basketball through.
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Post by Sleddogg on Fri May 10, 2013 8:51 pm

Off topic here, but Somerset! I am gonna be that way at the end of the month. I have family down in Strunk...not very far from Somerset at all. I have been to Somerset many times and have considered moving there.
Take care,

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Post by Limey SE on Fri May 10, 2013 9:05 pm

Sleddogg wrote:Off topic here, but Somerset! I am gonna be that way at the end of the month. I have family down in Strunk...not very far from Somerset at all. I have been to Somerset many times and have considered moving there.
Take care,

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Am I sensing a part run ??? What you bringing me ? LMAO wazzup http://www.thirdgen. Needing bolts 978692
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Post by Sleddogg on Sat May 11, 2013 1:26 am

That all depends if the choo choo train runs by your place Smile Lol
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Post by Limey SE on Sat May 11, 2013 1:33 am

GRAND CENTRAL STATION ENUF SAID


Chicago, Illinois
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Post by Sleddogg on Sat May 11, 2013 2:16 am

Well funny you mentioned that...we get off our train in Chicago and drive on down to Kentucky. Not sure I have anything you need though Sad
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Post by driveit on Sat May 11, 2013 8:24 am

I like it here and always have, but its a growing city. I kinda liked it better when it was a little smaller and slower. A little more Mayberry like, ya know!
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Post by Limey SE on Sat May 11, 2013 12:34 pm

Sleddogg wrote:Well funny you mentioned that...we get off our train in Chicago and drive on down to Kentucky. Not sure I have anything you need though Sad

Only need ONE clean pass side 77 tail light !!!

And if you wanna take a 90 Minute side trip to here Would be more than Happy to throw burgers on the grill and give you a rest after a long as hell train ride from the west coast !!
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Post by Sleddogg on Sat May 11, 2013 2:26 pm

driveit, havent' seen Somerset in about 10 years, but it had grown up a bunch from when I was a kid for sure. When I was in high school in Mcreary County, if you needed a Wal-Mart trip..just head south a bit to Oneida TN, but if you REALLY wanted to live it up..we headed to Somerset, I mean a MALL?!?! That was big time living right there Smile

OH, a quick a almost certain way to check your caliper is to take it off the bracket but leave the hose connected, remove the pads and try to compress the piston, some people use C clamps, I like those big C shaped welding Vice Grips...work like a charm..anyways, if it compresses relatively easy, caliper and hose is fine, and it's probably just the slides need cleaning up and lubricating. However, if it compresses with difficulty or not at all, the trick to check if it is the caliper or hose is to crack the bleeder. If it slides on back..you have a collapsed/defective hose, if it still won't compress...piston is seized. Still might need a hose at that point, but most likely just the caliper...BUT as mentioned above, hoses are cheap and good insurance. I replace them frequently, they are rubber after all Smile


LIMEY that is a very generous offer and one that I wish I could take you up on. We have already booked a hotel in Chicago (read:pricey) and will be heading out 0 dark thirty they next day. Wish I had mentioned our trip earlier...that would have been good to hang out...oh, sorry, don't have the tail light Sad However, All American Classics is just up the road in Vancouver, they are a bit pricey but they have ACRES of classics, and they will let you just wander. They told me to pack a lunch and come on up last time I called. I got a console for my Grand Prix from them a year or two back. www.allamericanclassics.com

Website says they have one for 35 bucks.

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Post by driveit on Sat May 11, 2013 3:08 pm

Thanks. I may check that this evening, if its not raining.
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Post by Tom77 on Mon May 13, 2013 6:32 pm

driveit wrote:OK, first off Somernites Cruise in Somerset Ky is on Saturday 5/25/13 and I am going to try and get the Chevelle in.
I want to take my family, need to get my seats and seat belts bolted back in. Front and Rear!
My question is can I replace these with just regular bolts or do they need to be a special kind and how do I know what bolt to buy if I don't have the originals for comparison?

Also the car is pulling hard to the right when I brake hard and I think one of the front brakes may be sticking from time to time. Can this be corrected or is a new caliper in order. (Can't afford right now)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks and God bless,
Chris


If you get to Indy I have two calipers I just took off my 77 you can have both for the 20 core charge. Nothing wrong with them just replacing the brake system. Car didnt pull at all when I took them off.
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Post by driveit on Tue May 14, 2013 8:10 am

Thanks. I may be taking a road trip soon, but not sure where were going yet. 6 year anniversary in July!
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Post by Bruisr on Tue May 14, 2013 12:10 pm

What day is your anniversary on? Mine is on the 4th! 21 years this year!
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Post by driveit on Tue May 14, 2013 12:57 pm

07/07/07 Didn't even realize that it was the 777 deal until a week or so before the wedding. Kinda neat!
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Post by Bruisr on Tue May 14, 2013 2:13 pm

You should try your luck in the casino.
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