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    mad dash for the shootout

    well...as of last night at 10 pm, I am the proud owner of a 1989 Cougar XR7 Automatic...BUT the kicker is, it needs the master cylinder changed and everything, because it seriously has NO brakes at all right now...so me and shane have to hurry up and get the brakes working like tonight so i can drive it around the next couple of days to make sure that it will make it to the shootout and back...so that's the run down of the evenings festivities...wish us luck, and it looks like im back in the game guys!!! hell yeah.

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    Good luck I hope you make it!!

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    it may not be as bad as originally thought, it may just be the accumulator, that will make life a hell of a lot easier...i'll keep ya'll updated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19TbirdSC91
    it may not be as bad as originally thought, it may just be the accumulator, that will make life a hell of a lot easier...i'll keep ya'll updated...
    Sean...it could be much worse. I just spoke to Chris Lazzo and his new motor is still on an engine stand waiting for special head gaskets and tonight he found out his balancer doesn't fit. He still plans to be racing the car Sunday, so there is going to be some long hours worked the next two days.

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    well we tried to just replace the accumulator and that didnt work, SOO..we went through the hell of replacing the whole entire master cylinder...after quite a long time of messing with that, got it all put together, got in the car, turned the key, and everything worked...now we just need to put the intercooler back in, hook up the lower IC tube and put the top IC tube back in, bleed the brakes, and go start terrorizing the neighborhood..THEN i need to get the title situation sorted out and insurance and what-not...and it SHOULD be ready to go on saturday morning good times...its bed time though!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19TbirdSC91
    well we tried to just replace the accumulator and that didnt work, SOO..we went through the hell of replacing the whole entire master cylinder...after quite a long time of messing with that, got it all put together, got in the car, turned the key, and everything worked...now we just need to put the intercooler back in, hook up the lower IC tube and put the top IC tube back in, bleed the brakes, and go start terrorizing the neighborhood..THEN i need to get the title situation sorted out and insurance and what-not...and it SHOULD be ready to go on saturday morning good times...its bed time though!!!
    Sean,

    Glad you got it fixed...see you soon.

    David
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    I'm sleepy

    We finished up last night at about 3:30am but I am very happy the brake problem is fixed.

    Sean you own me a good burnout

    Shane

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    we'll see what happens shane, we'll see what happens...

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    Is this the same XR7 y'all decided not too long ago, had too many problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadiumSC
    Is this the same XR7 y'all decided not too long ago, had too many problems?

    no, we never decided that there was too many problems, there were outside forces working against me at the time...thats all, but its all good cuz it's in my garage now.

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    so just as we thought we were ready to bleed the brakes and be done with it, we ran into another major problem, the brake line going to the rear ruptured and was leaking brake fluid everywhere..so now we need to figure out something to to take care of this new problem...one thing after another already, gotta love it, let me tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadiumSC
    Is this the same XR7 y'all decided not too long ago, had too many problems?
    I will ask again. No really, hope you get it going in time for the shootout.

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    well its getting to the point now that its looking really bad, i was using a credit card for the parts that i needed and for the shootout money, and while we were at autozone, the card got declined...it was supposed to have something stupid like a $200 limit...and that purchase would have put it up to $62 on it...so unless i figure something out, it looks like there will be no parts for the brakes and no shootout for me...this is complete ~~~~~~~~ if you ask me...but w/e i guess...dont know what to do.

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    Like Sean, I myself am very disappinted in whats happend today with his car. I have worked so hard on it and to see the brake line burst like it did was heart breaking. But alas I am not willing to give up on it until the fat lady sings. If I have to be awake all night working on it tomorrow night and not get any sleep before the shootout then so be it. BTW, I took some pics of his car so you guys could see it.




    Me working on Sean's car.

    The bad master cylinder.



    This is when things turned upside down for us




    I look like a goof in this pic while talking to Bill Evanoff on the phone at this point.



    Shane

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    well shane...if we stay up all night tomorrow to get the damn thing done, then so be it, if your willing to do it, im willing to do it...


    AND...

    the car is in the middle of the street there because thats where it decided to stop...NO BRAKES, AHHH!!!!! lol

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