I am pretty sure I have this problem solved. I still don't have great brakes but it will stop and shift now. I will install the new pads this weekend and give a update after that. I am just spoiled about being able to have a service manual on things I work on, but heck I am enjoying figuring everything out on this with the help of all the great people here. I am out of work for the first time in 29 yrs so I figure I can do some things around the house and a few things that make me happy, like getting this GT up and going so when I do go back to work I don't have to worry about it. LOL GT on a budget as I guess you have all figured by now. But I am happy about the way it is all going and that is all that matters for now. I do intend to do a ground up restoration at some point but for now all my little things like headlight covers have to do, and you never no there may be a lot of people out there that don't need the lights or cant afford the $$ for the lenses but still want there mower/GT to look like they have them. I have a 60 in zero turn industrial mower to do the grass, but this is all about the garden and the way thing are going with this GT I am way more happy than all the high $$$ things I have bought in the past.