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Subject dual master cyl.

Date Sun Mar 3 2002 09:44

Author tom bernardi (tsbern@duo-county.com)

Ewhat does it take to convert to a power dual master cyl. on a power drum brake 64 mercury monteray want to keep the drum braks Thanks nter your message here.

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     Subject Recommend use of OE system only

Date Thu Mar 28 2002 14:21

Author Geoff Rosenberg (brakeparts@mac.com)

Tom -
We recommend only the use and replacement of the original brake system parts with properly engineered parts designed for that make and model - We do not condone or support the changing of a brake system into something that it was not engineered for by the manufacturer of the vehicle.

We do not sell changeover kits or rebraking kits that would install components not originally speciified for the vehicle.

Keep the OEM brake system in top condition and enjoy the vehicle as it is!

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Subject DISC BRAKES FOR 1972DODGE MH

Date Sun Jan 26 2003 15:42

Author DON BOOTHE (dons66gmc@aol.com)

Enter your message here.I have 1972 Dodge Motorhome,I believe it has 12x2 brake shoes front& rear,but its a 1ton axle and it has 8 lugs on all 4 wheels.I'd like to change it to disc brakes in the front.I think its M300 rearend.Can you help me.Please can you help me.I happen on your website by chance.Thanks 1/26/03

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     Subject Where are you located ?

Date Sat Jan 26 2013 16:22

Author Kenny (misfitwilly@gmail.com)

I am in North East Ct. I am parting out a 1974 Travco 220 with Disc brake/dual hydravac. It would have all the parts you need although the master and calipers probably need to be rebuilt but it has all the hardware nessecary for the conversion. Contact me if interested at my forum.
www.travcoforum.com

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     Subject Refit drum brakes to disc brakes

Date Sat Feb 15 2003 09:17

Author Geoff Rosenberg (brakeparts@mac.com)

Don - Sorry to say that there isn't a refitment for your truck. However, we do have the parts to fix the brakes, although the front drum is still not in production with anyone. This covers only the 1972 MY front. The 1969-1971 front drum is available from us as are all the rear drums from 69-73. I wish I could offer every single item in the pantheon of parts, but I believe we all know that is impossible. Thank you for inquiring, Yours, Geoff

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         Subject Dodge M Motorhomes

Date Wed Apr 19 2006 17:24

Author Marc (mbrunelle@rawauto.com)

Anyone looking for M series motorhomes built 73-76 should check out www.eurorotor.com They have an on-line catalogue.

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Subject DRUM BRAKE DIS/BLK AND WRNING SWITCH

Date Fri Feb 21 2003 09:33

Author RICHARD MARTINDALE (coronetrt68@hotmail.com)

Enter your message here.Do you supply 1968 DODGE DRUM BRAKE DISTRBUTION BLOCK and warning switch.If so how much for the block and switch combo.

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     Subject coincidence

Date Wed Jun 11 2003 21:43

Author patti (mopwrmama@yahoo.com)

This is really weird, I know a richie martindale from ohio your not him are you? Then I saw your email address, well I own a 68 Coronet R/T cool. well anyways what I'm looking for is a conversion of drums to disc. Do you know what later model would fit to replace? What I really want to know Richie that's not you is it?

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     Subject Distribution Valves are OE parts only!

Date Sun May 4 2003 01:24

Author Geoffrey Rosenberg (brakeparts@mac.com)

Unfortunately, distribution blocks, or valves, or also referred to as "proportioning valves", are original equipment parts only and are not available in the aftermarket for older model vehicles as they were originally built. Generally, these parts last the expected life span of the vehicle.

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Subject 1976 F30 handbrake assy cable retainer

Date Thu Apr 3 2003 23:50

Author Richard (jetiq@aol.com)

The cable retainer within the handbrake lever slide broke in two. cable terminal is ok. Is the retainer or hand brake assy available? Thanks for any info. 03apr03.

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     Subject Handbrake service parts not available

Date Sun May 4 2003 01:28

Author Geoffrey Rosenberg (brakeparts@mac.com)

The handbrake service parts are generally not available due to the small numbers of vehicles built and the even smaller numbers of anticipated repairs to be expected from this vehicle parts group. Sadly, the tooling necessary to make these parts is too expensive to undertake the project.

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Subject Metric brake calipers

Date Sat Apr 5 2003 15:38

Author James Henderson (jhenderson2@woh.rr.com)

I have a mustang after maket front suspension installed in my 1934 ford coupe and I have a lot of brake lever travel.I have 3/4 inch x 11 inch rotors and metric calipers with a corvette master .I have been told by masterpower that I need a quick take up master.Any body heard of these masters.A friend of mine has a 1932 ford roadster and has 11 inch x 1 inch rotors and metric calipers and doesn't have excessive brake lever travel.Also a lot of people have never heard of a quick take up master.I,ve had this trouble for two years and I'm looking for some answers to my problem.The manufacturer which was Total.Cost.Involved.said I should double pump the brakes each time I stop and that they have never heard of a quick take up master.I paid 2300 dollars for this front suspension.Got any answers.Things I,ve changed so far are the master and the lines and went to combo valve instead of residual in the rear and a 2lb residual valve for each front caliper and a 7 inch brake booster PS Thers no air in the lines Thanks Jim Henderson

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     Subject Dr.Frankenstein and Quick Take-up M/C

Date Sun May 4 2003 01:31

Author Geoffrey Rosenberg (brakeparts@mac.com)

First, ATP Brake does not engage in the re-engineering of brake systems or components. I do not involve myself in people's project cars besides taking orders for parts specified by the buyer...If it isn't correct, then it belongs on your coffee table along with the rest of your life's mistakes because you made the decision to buy that part and it is what it's supposed to be, but it may not be what you want it to be... this is a distinction between buying wholesale and buying retail, please note well. This has nothing to do with alledged defective parts, either. This has to do with taking responsibility for that which you choose to buy. Wholesale vs. retail in a nutshell...

The quick take-up master cylinder designates a class of plastic reservoir and aluminum body cylinders which have special valves in between the reservoir chambers and the cylinder compression chamber in the bore of the cylinder.
The valves act to meter fluid inflow and outflow and also the rate of pressure relief from the compression chamber back into the fluid reservoir. These units are first seen on GM vehicles from 1982 onward. They are typically much harder to bleed than older tandem cylinders and do require special techniques for success at bleeding.

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         Subject 1953 M38A1 Military 1/4 ton Willys Jeep

Date Fri Dec 2 2005 21:54

Author George A. Kelley (kelzok@netscape.net)

Enter your message here. As mentioned via phone conversation I need the following parts:
(1) Waterproof spark plug wiring set.
(2) Waterproof spark plugs - 4 each.
(3) Distributor cap.
(4) Coil.
(5) Rotor.
(6) Condensor.
(7) Points.
(8) 6 cans of OD semi-gloss spray paint.
If any of the above parts are available, please indicate the cost per unit.
Thanking you in advance for your consideration of my request
as I realize your one busy man these days.
I promise you I won't make a pest of myself but I'd prefer
purchasing these items from your firm. Thanx, Geo. Kelley.

email me the unit cost

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Subject Brakes

Date Sun Aug 10 2003 22:04

Author Renae (rlee313@yahoo.com)

Enter your message here.I have a 1977 Dodge 440 executive 26 ft....need info on adjusting the rear brakes and adjusting the play in the steering

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Subject To disc brakes on 62 Chevy Impala

Date Sun Nov 23 2003 12:09

Author Keith Welch (keithwelch@cbpu.com)

Enter your message here. Where can I get adapter plates
for calipers for 1962 Chev Impala?

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     Subject 62 impala disc brakes

Date Sun Mar 14 2004 22:19

Author wayne smith (wayne@prestech.co.nz)

i am looking for information on converting 62 impala front drum brakes to disc brakes.also master cylinder and booster upgrades.

any help would be great

cheers wayne

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Subject To disc brakes on 62 Chevy Impala

Date Sun Nov 23 2003 12:09

Author Keith Welch (keithwelch@cbpu.com)

Enter your message here. Where can I get adapter plates
for calipers for 1962 Chev Impala?

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Subject 1957 chevy dump truck booster?

Date Thu Dec 25 2003 20:41

Author Lee (xenonlamp@techie.com)

1957 Chevrolet C6400 (16000 lb GVW, dual rear wheels).
Single cylinder master cylinder is below floor, and its pressure line feeds a canister; same canister also has a vacuum line going to it. output of the canister is 2 lines, which as tee'd into a total of 4 lines, one line for each wheel.

I fill the master cylinder, and press the pedal - nothing. I press the pedal 5-6 more times, the master cylinder is now empty. I refill the master cylinder, repeat the process, the fluid just disappears. I've checked the 4 wheels for fluid, nothing. I could pour in a quart of brake fluid, and never see a drop at the wheels.

Vacuum booster is too corroded for repairs, I think I need a new booster.

Anyone have any ideas?

I pulled the vacuum line

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     Subject continuing last sentence

Date Sat Dec 27 2003 08:40

Author Lee (xenonlamp@techie.com)

I pulled the vacuum line, wasn't dry and smelled a little of brake fluid.

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Subject No body seems to sell these.

Date Fri Jan 23 2004 20:16

Author Troy H (troylynxtn@yahoo.com)

I have been trying to locate front disc splash shields for my 1975 monty carlo. GM parts don't seem to go back that far. Seems I can't get them for chevells eather, If you do find them they are some fancy crome type. All I am looking for are the original type galvinized steel. I don't really think one needs to spend 75 bucks for fancy shields when these should not cost more that 10-15 each new.

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Subject 72 M300 17in. SPLIT RIM REPLACEMENT

Date Fri May 28 2004 22:13

Author PETER STOKKE (pstok1@juno.com)

I WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE MY SPLIT RIMS WITH MODERN RIMS. I HAVE A DUAL REAR, SO I NEED RIMS WITH THE CORRECT BACKSPACE. ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS!!!!

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     Subject M300 TUBELESS RIMS

Date Tue Jan 31 2006 07:48

Author wendell wells (WRW166@YAHOO.COM)

++++++++++++++++++
Enter your message here.
I'M A COUPLE of years late, but this is what i did. After buying used rims for $50 i found a source for new (Venezuela) rims for $55. These are large stud 8-hole. They might have 17" and five hole. I have never been able to help find the old militry 6-gole. Wheel makers will not make low numbers of wheels due to liability issues. If Ihad those wheels I would change all hubs to 8-hole.

American Tire Distributors:
702-382-1952 las vegas
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Subject Identifing rear brakes

Date Sat Jul 10 2004 14:36

Author Harry Nader (skizer@earthlink.net)

Enter your message here. Trying to identify GM rear axle so I can install proper hardware to hold lining and have emergency brake also This is what I do know. Casting number on center section 72GM3969340NF- I.D. of drum 9 1/2"-2 1/2" wide-4 3/4" bolt space,and the hole for the starwheel adj. at bottom of unit is in the drum not the backing plate. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Harry

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     Subject IDENTIFING REAR

Date Mon Feb 25 2008 02:06

Author DAN MASSARO (ddm2003@hotmail.com)

I HAVE GM REAR AXLE AND NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT IS OUT OF SO I CAN GET BRAKES FOR IT THE CENTER {PUMPKIN} # 1254333 GM31 AND THE TUBE IS 2PY G134 2 IF YOU CAN HELP ME THANKS

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Subject leaks

Date Sun Jul 25 2004 21:49

Author Jeb (locknar@3web.net)

I have a 1950 Dodge truck I replaced both front wheel cylinders, all the lines, the rubber hoses, at some of the junction blocks and on one of the wheel cylinders there are leaks, are there thread sealers for brakes, or do you just keep tightening?

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Subject REAR BRAKE LINE "TEE"

Date Mon Jan 3 2005 21:11

Author DAVID (MINNIEARBOYS@SBCGLOBAL.NET)

I HAVE A 1969 SWB CHEVY WITH COIL SPRINGS.LOOKING FOR THE "TEE" THAT BOLTS ONTO THE REAR END,AND SUPPLIES THE REAR DRUMS.3/16 METAL LINE GOING INTO DRUMS,AND 1/4 FITTING LINE GOING TO M/CYLINDER.THE TEE MUST BE AN INSET FLARE TEE.

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Subject DISC BRAKE KIT FOR A 49 DESOTO

Date Fri Jan 28 2005 17:28

Author RANDY (CARYLWISHMYER@MAC.COM)

Enter your message here.WHO WOULD CARRY A DISC BRAKE KIT FOR A 49 DESOTO? THANKS

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     Subject DISC BRAKE KIT FOR 49 DESTO

Date Sun May 9 2010 11:52

Author JOHN (hudjohnson@hotmail.com)

GO GOOGLE SCAREBIRD. THEY SHOULD HAVE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. THEY HAD IT FOR MY 49 DODGE.Enter your message here.

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Subject disc brake conversion for Ford E350

Date Tue Apr 12 2005 10:25

Author Wilf Blakey (wblakey@ntl.sympatico.ca)

Enter your message here.I already read a question about disc brake conversion on a Dodge chassis, I was wondering if there is any available for the Ford E350 -1971 chassis?

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Subject dodge brake booster M300

Date Tue Jan 31 2006 08:04

Author wendell wells (wrw166@yahoo.com)

Enter your message here.
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have single booster (Bendix) with a hissing noise. There was a snout for a hose connection (before rust) that ran to a remote air filter. I assume that this was for the release air.
i wrapped an oil soaked rag around it and have never done anythin about it. I could fabricate a new "snout" but the booster itself is very rust pitted and should be replaced.
Any help in locating one appreciated. It's '73 Dodge one ton
with 423 cid motor. pls reply to my e-mail. thanks



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Subject Self adjusting Brake kit for T-Bird.

Date Sun Apr 2 2006 16:05

Author Dick Standish (standishwatertrucks@msn.com)

I have a 1957 Ford T-Bird and would very much like to install a self adjusting brake kit. Is anything like that out there ?

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Subject brake rotors

Date Sun Apr 9 2006 11:35

Author rick anderson (mapamopar@yahoo.com)

Does anyone know where I can get disc brake rotors for a
1968 chrysler imperial? they seem to be awfully hard to
find.

Thanks
Rick

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Subject master cylinder

Date Mon Jun 12 2006 21:42

Author Bill Mcalarney (bmcalarney48@hotmail.com)

I'm trying to find a remote filler to put on a single master clyinder. my problem is the car( 31 ford coupe) has a 41 v8 flathead and the transmition crossmeber fits over the master cylinder fill plug. it's so close i can't even unscrew the cap filler. any ideas? any help would be greatly appreciated

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Subject 66' Travco

Date Sat Jun 24 2006 17:17

Author Phil Hogan (philhogan@netzero.com)

I just got a 66' Dodge Travco and I cant figure out why the brakes are not working. After finally finding the Resevoir for the fluid, (which is a few inches behind the pedal under the driver floor board) I filled it and I have no compression in the pedal. I have checked the front/rear lines an fluid does come from the lines, Im guessing the master cylinder or the part I put the fluid in is bad and not pushing the compression or fluid thru..or the power assist is not reacting from me not doing something or its broken. I just dont know. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Phil

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Subject 1948 International KB2

Date Sun May 6 2007 22:02

Author Carl Trine (c.trine@yahoo.com)

Does anyone make a disc brake kit to fit 1948 International spindles?

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     Subject 1948 kb2 panel

Date Thu Mar 18 2010 08:40

Author brian (brianhenry1959@hotmail.com)

Enter your message here.looking for molding clip for grile crome all clips

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Subject dodge F30 1976

Date Fri Jun 29 2007 20:59

Author michel gosselin (michougosselin@otmail.com)

hy, i am the owner of an rv powerded by a dodge f30 1976 on a MB300 body. I am looking for a replacement float for my gaz tank, the tank is a 36 gallon plastic tank.I know also that the resistance of the flot is 50 ohms. If somebody could help me find this part or give me an e-mail adress of a dealer i appreciate. Small detail i live in Montreal, Canada, no problem for delivery ups or purolator.

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Subject 1950 chev truck 3800 series brake shoes

Date Sun Oct 14 2007 00:13

Author kenneth hamlett (slowkenny@hotmail.com)

Enter your message here.i need brake shoes and wheel cylinders for 1950 chevy 3800 series truck.has 12x2 shoes on front and 14x2.5 on rear.any idea where i can find these parts? any help greatly appreciated!

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Subject Front Drums Needed for 1951 Chevy truck

Date Sun Apr 6 2008 17:38

Author Richard (rico_bob@hotmail.com)

I need at least 1 (or 2 if someone has them), 1951 Chevy 3/4 ton Front Brake Drums. The GM part number is(I think) 3847128.

The 47-51 3/4 ton 8 lug front drums are for "Huck style" brakes.

Please do not tell me you have the 52-55 3/4 ton front drums as they will not work (I have tried them).

PLEASE help if you can. Every manual and store I have look into indicates that they have been discontinued?

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     Subject 3/4 ton huck brake drums

Date Sat Apr 5 2014 18:31

Author Carlos (Seealarcon@gmail.com)

Enter your message here. Im in the same situation. I have a 1950 gmc 150 3/4 ton and found it really difficult to locate front brake drums 11x 2 inches 8 lug with - a 4 1/2 hub diameter and 3 1/2 inch full measure from hub to end of drum. I have a friend who is helping find a front pair. If no luck im gonna find a shop that could upgrade front to bendix .

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     Subject drums

Date Mon Apr 13 2009 11:27

Author Mike Cross (mcross@jovinvestment.com)

hi Richard, I saw your perts request and wanted to ask if you had any luck tracking the front drums down? I also have a 1951 3600 3/4 ton and need the same parts. Thanks very much, Michael

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Subject 68 plymouth

Date Fri Oct 31 2008 11:49

Author paul d huggins (phuggins1@tampabay.rr.com)

Enter your message here.having a problem finding a repair kit
for a 68 plymouth fury 111, front calipers,dual cylenders.

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Subject help identify rear end assy.

Date Fri Nov 28 2008 18:42

Author Neil Humbert (Neil_Linda_H@msn.com)

I haqve a rear end assy with casting # 369950 and below what looks sort of like a star burst in a circle. I believe it'a from a Chevy of the 30's and suspect a truck as the axles don't have a nut holding them on. The drums have an adjuster for mechanical brakes. Any help would be appreciated.

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Subject dodge m400 brakes

Date Tue Jul 14 2009 13:55

Author Gerry S (meistergs@wcta.net)

Can anyone outline the general sequence to bleed the brakes on my 1973 M400 chasiss? It has two vacuum booster cylinders underneath. Do I start at the wheel cylinders or at the boosters? I think the air entered at the MC

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Subject 1973-1976 f250 pickup

Date Wed Oct 5 2011 23:42

Author don boothe (dons66gmc@aol.com)

having problem with ford F250-CS rear brakes.every time we have to make emergency stop, the rt rear or the left rear wheel cylinder blows out.I have replaced these cylinders with new cylinders each time,but it just keeps happening.I'll bet I've put in 25 rear wheel cylinders in my 1973 Ford F250-CS and now its starting on my 1974 Ford F250-CS no one seems to know what the problem is can you help

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Subject 1955 M38A1 BRAKE PARTS

Date Sun Nov 27 2011 19:12

Author PETER (PGF50@AOL.COM)

WOULD YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING PARTS))
complete new brake line and hose kit (stainless preferred)
4 new wheel cylinders, new brake shoes,new drums
1- new master cylinder

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Subject 1970 Dodge AVCO M400 rear brake hardware

Date Mon Dec 19 2011 19:26

Author Gary (olteam2008@live.com)

Enter your message here.
Need to locate Rear brake springs/kit. brakes are
14"x 2-1/2" with 2 wheel cylinders per wheel.
4 springs total per wheel, with 2 the same.
I can not locate part no,s for these.

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Subject Rear brake Touareg 2008

Date Tue Aug 21 2012 22:32

Author Claude (Gacmgroup@yahoo.com)

I tried to replace the rear brake on my 2008 Touareg and I broke the adjuster brake screw ,I când not Take the rotors down .How important is this screw I drill this out is ok .please help

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