Header time, suspension too, and a bomb q

Mike Arman armanmik at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 31 11:38:31 EST 2004

>"Cody" <Cody at mail.craincorporated.com>
>Subject: Header time, suspension too, and a bomb q
>  Then to finish off the brakes I was going to do the bomb which has been 
> bad as long as I've had the car. Trouble is that my cost through WorldPac 
> is $239.22. Seems totally not worth it. First question, is it worth it? 
> Second question, is there a cheaper source?

Question 1) YES - in fact, once you install the bomb (half an hour 
maximum), you'll be amazed at how much better the brakes are, and be 
frightened that you were driving the car for so long with essentially no 

Question 2) Not by much. I've seen them for just less than $200. Russ 
Southerland (?) was rebuilding them for a while, I don't know if he still 
is. The rebuild consists of carefully drilling and tapping for a stud and 
high pressure Schrader valve, and re-pressurizing the bomb to the required 
2,500 psi of nitrogen (I'm not sure 2,500 psi is correct - whatever it is, 
it is a LOT).

Best Regards,
Mike Arman

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