DONE! I just picked my car up from the the tire place. They hooked up the new brake lines and other fiddly hardware. She stops with more authority now, and doesn't lurch all over the road when the brakes are applied. Turning is SMOOTH with the new/refurbished components. :) The owner's teenage son even gave her a much needed bath! I haven't been able to get the parts I need to finish fixing the driver's window so that it will roll up and down, but I should have them soon. I need to rekey her and replace the trunk lock (currently consisting of a screwdriver). The cheap paintjob I had done on her is flaking on the hood (it was a problem area to start with). The electrical needs some attention (no right turn signal, brake lights work but marker lights don't, I've got a short somewhere). I also need to get the port side exhaust rerouted to go OVER the centerlink so that it won't interfere with my steering. On to the next project! Thanks to everyone who had encouraged me and provided advice (the Poncho mailing list), moral support (Mom and the Poncho list), and ceaseless mockery (Mom and the Poncho list, but mostly Mom).