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after 2 months i finally have brakes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by makovai, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    I have started new posts and have reply'd to many about my brake issues for over 2 months now. I was so desperate that I took it in and had them power bleed them today, and they found my problem in :30 seconds. It was so obvious that it never crossed my mind. Mainly because i never really thought about it. I changed to a 77 corvette master cylinder. bought the in-line p-valve, new booster, and all new calipers.

    The entire system held pressure, with new everything, i bled them with 3 big bottles of brake fluid and still spongy brakes that didn't work unless you pump them 5 to 6 times.
    My problem went all the way back to the picture below and a sharp eye would be able to see it.

    A 4 wheel disc brake conversion that had me wishing i never converted.

    Try taking some geuss's and i'll tell the answer after a bit.


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    looks like the bleeder screw is on the bottom, which means calipers on the wrong sides.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The differential is not yet under the truck. So how can it work if nothing is bolted in?

    Did I win?
     
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    That is what I think also.

    Ira
     
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    x3....
     
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    Not only are the bleeder screws on the bottom, but you seem to be missing a few key brake components in that picture, such as: brake lines, master cylinder, booster, pedal, etc.
     
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    :haha::haha::haha:

    Ira
     
  8. makovai

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    well.......during my build i got this great idea that if i put the bleeders down it wouldn't get brake fluid all over my freshly painted calipers when i bled them.

    You guys were right on the money......where we you 2 months ago when i couldn't figure it out.

    Its so obvious to me now that i know and think about it, but at the time it never occured to me you cant get the air bubbles out if you drain from the bottom as air always rises.

    Im a dork.....what can i say......cept my truck stops now.


    this is my new corvette mastercylinder and in-line p-valve

    [​IMG]





    Brakes are way over rated....all they do is slow you down.
     
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    This isn't the same topic, but on your prop valve, I see a little plug on the front where later model brake lines attach. I have the same thing. The bleeder screw from my old valve doesn't fit. Did you find a bleeder screw that fit that? If so, mind telling me?
     
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    What did I win?:D :haha:
     
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    you win the 500 brake fluid soaked papertowels on my garage floor.
    but you have to pay the shipping.:D


    bp71k5 - I just plugged the end. My bleeder didn't fit the new valve either.
     
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    Ah. It seems to work ok, but I have a feeling there's a little air in there under the cap. I may keep trying to find one.
     
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    Well, we talk about it a lot for the rear disc conversions, but never think about it for the front. :doah:

    -- A
     
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    I hd my whole system pressure bled so i'm prolly ok, but if i ever have to mess with this again i will out a bleeder on the p-valve just to be sure......I'll also make sure the bleeder is on the top side :D
     
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    Glad you got it figured out!
     
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    tee-hee
     
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    Well, a good reference thread still :D !
     
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    still one problem tho. how is the brakes on road test feel? do you like the combo you have now?
     
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    I'm reasonably sure that someone did ask that question. Though it could be that it was in one of the parallel threads of the time.
    That was our favorite saying in wilwood's R&D.
     

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