Hi, I would like to add that a '77 is not the best commuter as a daily. Doesn't matter if Aunt Tootie kept it garage kept. Older cars are sluggish compared to modern vehicles (especially in So. Cal) and you will have to tinker with them often. Sometimes you are going to wait several days or a week (maybe more) to get it fixed. This is the difference between daily drivers and cars you tune or older cars. Daily drivers you don't have to worry about hurdles. Something you need to address that no one has mentioned is the fuel system. I would change the pump and fuel lines as these older components are prone to failure to the new formulas in unleaded fuels. Also, 1976+ cars you need to smog it every two years here in Cali. That means your smog components need to be working and the vehicle needs to run well to pass. Older cars like these can be very hard and expensive to find. I am glad you are enthusiast, but a carbed '77 as a daily is not the best car to have for a beginner.
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For the first timers, remember, brake fluid is about the best paint remover there is - careful with it around painted areas. This can be a problem around the master cylinder. Also, Davin's comment about slow stroking the pedal vs pumping it: Pumping it tends to make fluid in the reservoir splash out of the open top. Slow strokes is the way to go in my experience. If you get brake fluid on a painted surface clean it up quick and wipe it down with spray degreaser and water flush or wipe down.
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