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  1. 5th gen E Brake

    Brake Systems
    I was checking the brakes and E brake on my 1985 el camino and noticed that the E brake will go down and stop the car but will not lock in place as it is suppose to it just pops right back up. Can this be fixed or do I need a new assembly. If I do need a new assembly does any sites sell them new?
  2. Brake pedal to floor intermittently then back to normal

    Brake Systems
    Essentially stock 76 set up had been functioning great. Now pedal to floor intermittently and then brakes recover and power brakes work normal until next episode. Pedal goes to floor and then very slowly makes it back up. Can't pump up pressure. It seems as if I lose all brake function. The...
  3. Hazard Lights don't blink when brake pedal is pressed.

    Electrical Systems
    Hola Amigos, Just found out my hazard lights stop blinking when ever I have the brake pedal pressed. They Blink normally when it's in parked, driving but when ever I press the brake pedal it stops blinking and just stay on. Any suggestions? All blinkers work, headlights work, grounds are...
  4. Do you know the hex size for this 1984 Front Caliper bolt?

    Brake Systems
    [img=http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img673/9271/gumuOq.jpg] Hola amigos, I have been having trouble finding the right hex socket for these brakes. At first I thought they were torx but after buying a set I am now hex less but have a new craftsman set of torx sockets lol Your advice is much...
  5. Conversion to Hydro Boost Brake System - 1970 El Camino

    Brake Systems
    Conversion to Hydro Boost Brake System - 1970 El Camino I am not an expert, so this is intended to only present some thoughts and ideas from a novice that you would need to research and verify prior to putting on your brake system. Your brakes are important so please verify first. Problem...
  6. Big Hulking ******* suspension upgrades

    Suspension & Steering
    So, I'm planning on putting in a 4 link suspension setup in the rear, throwing some big ole disc brakes on all 4 corners, and some other goodies and goodness in there. :nanawrench: Not sure what to do/where to go with the front end suspension. Hotchkis seems awful light on parts for it. Any ideas?
  7. Choosing brakes

    Brake Systems
    Hello, First post, I hope I'm putting this in the right place. Bought a 67 elky about a year ago been working on it and now I have to choose brakes but been reading and there is too many choices. Wondering if you guys can point me in the right direction. My budget is about $1500-$1800 want...
  8. Brake drag?

    Brake Systems
    I'm swapping out the calipers, pads, and rotors on my 76 el camino. I noticed after I installed the caliper on the passenger side, I get a very very very slight drag, where the pad is contacting the rotor. That doesn't seem right to me, thoughts? :dontknow:
  9. Need advice on prop valve and lines

    Brake Systems
    Good morning. I'm looking for some advice on how to get my machine back on the road. My 69 with disc/drum combo had a leaky M/C, so I figured it was a good time to upgrade to a CPP all in one master, since I was led to believe my Elky didn't have a prop valve. To the point, when I was installing...
  10. Remove/replace vacuum canister

    Brake Systems
    Hey gang, Brake newbie here. So my MC started leaking at the vacuum canister. Decided to replace the whole unit. What is the best way to get the canister off the firewall? Looks to me like I have to remove the hood to get at the bolts holding the canister on. Any easier way?
  11. No reverse lights

    Electrical Systems
    I'm a little lost because I have all other lights working except my reverse lights. Tail lights, brake lights, headlights, turn signals, side markers, etc... All work. All my fuses are in place and everything works. Is there another fuse somewhere or a switch that maybe hard to get to or find?
  12. Brake rotor issues

    Performance Modifications
    I drive a 67 el camino with a disc brake conversion. Supposedly stock style spindle dropped 2 inches. This pushes out the tires about an inch further than stock. I bought the car like this and the previous owner couldn't give me any info as he also bought it like this and had no way to contact...
  13. s10 Rear end swap

    Transmission & Drive line
    Hi everyone I am new to the thread and need some information. I own an 84 el camino, I am in the process of swapping a 1994 LT1 350 into it I will be running the original TH350C transmission. My main question is, what would it take to make the rear end from a 1999 2wd s10 blazer (or any late...
  14. Rear drum brakes not working

    Brake Systems
    Hi i just replaced brakes all around on my 81 El Camino SS. The front brakes work great but the rear drums are not working. I have them adjusted out properly and also replaced the proportioning valve and wheel cylinders. When i bleed the rear fluid comes out so i know there getting fluid. Does...
  15. 1970 El Camino Rear Brakes can't get pinion back in gears moved

    Brake Systems
    Help ! My husband bought a 1970 el camino ss 396. It didn't pass inspection. Needs new rear brakes, seal leaking. He took it all apart, bought parts needed. Had removed pinion bar. gears moved slightly. Now he can't get pinion bar back in and has been unable to get gears to move back. Any...
  16. "spongey" brakes

    Brake Systems
    Hi all as of last week I am now the owner of a 77 El Camino (bought from my father inlaw who bought it from his father inlaw). There are a few problems that I am going to have to figure out but right now the most pressing issue is the brakes. While they work, they feel like they aren't working...
  17. 65camino left turn signal comes on when brakes applied

    Electrical Systems
    for the life of me i cant figure out what to do. help would be greatly appreciated. ok heres my problem. my turn signals work, but when i use my brakes the left front turn signal comes ons. any advice
  18. Broken brakes.... broken heart

    Brake Systems
    Well my brakes went out, completely, and I ran into the garage door and put a dent in my hood and chipped the paint. This was heart braking, and to make it worse I cannot figure out the problem. So i have a benched elky and the weather is beautiful. I replaced my master cylinder because it had...
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