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I have a 1985 305 just picked up, 1968 SS El Camino 396. (69 vette) . In the Chicgoland area. Have the vette, in 95, the 68 El in 96 and the 85 El, 2 years ago as a project car for me and my daughter. I need some help from some experience guys on this site. Thanks for having us!
 

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Hi mark007, welcome from Idaho. Glad you've joined us. Very cool, have fun and enjoy.
 

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Hi mark007, welcome from Idaho. Glad you've joined us. Very cool, have fun and enjoy.
Everything started off great! I think I resolved an issue that was giving me problems off the start.
Thank!
 

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Welcome to ECC
Care to share the problem and solution?
 
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68' 396 SS, brake issues. 2 mechanics worked on it. One installed new brakes and lines. It didn't work and took it to another mechanic and he changed the M/C and booster. At this point people said proportioning valve. Talked with two mechanic and a parts guy and they all said no. So all i had left was the proportioning valve and which was never brought up and the vacuum canister, which I never thought off part of the system. Now i'm looking for a canister before pulling everything apart. Summit racing has about 8 universal cans, now i need to spend the time choosing the right one? More research unless you have some advive I can use?
 

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All I can offer is best wishes...………………………...
 
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:geek: Welcome, Glad you found us.
Have fun and enjoy NECOA. Good
luck with your project. Nothing like a
father & daughter or son project. Take
plenty of pix. This is a time you never
want to forget or time you will never get
back. Safety first. Make sure you have a
good foundation, I mean frame. If the frame
is beyond repair. don't throw good money away
because of a bad foundation. Second all mechanicals
drivetrain, suspension, breaks and plumbing. last,
cosmetics. interior & paint.. Set a budget keep track
of cost. so you can get a agreed insurance from Grundy
or Hagerty to protect you investment. I've said to much I
could go on. I wish when I started with Nick's someone
could have any tips like this as a guideline for me.
From Nick & Don
Grove City, Ohio..:)
 

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Welcome Mark007,
Like an above poster stated, having a project to work on with a son or daughter is a bonding experience like no other. It's your car, but it's also her car. Work on it together often, and she will develop a love for it for many years.
When you get a chance, post some photos, and tell us some of the plans for it.
 
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