And what do I spy in the upper right corner? No vacuum booster, meaning manual brakes. Yep. I know there's a way to convert it to power brakes; I just worry about what it will cost.
A quick look at Googe shows one company sells a conversion kit for $420, but that's for cars with front disk brakes. So I'd also have to find calipers, rotors, piping, etc for disk brakes. Or there's this for cars with drum brakes, and it's "only" $350. That would help.
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How to beat the heat? Easy: take frequent breaks. And when you do take a break, go inside and soak your shirt with water. The wet shirt helps keep you cool. Drink water; if you are not peeing clear you're not hydrated. Keep a fan blowing on you. Stay out of the sun as much as you can.
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Mrs. Fungus is home from the emergency, and she's brought me enchiladas. I'll eat, we'll go for a spin, and then finish the garage. Woo hoo!