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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 04:49 PM
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Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Fordy..... I live on a big Lake up here and only have a couple of neighbors through the Winter season. In fact we have 2 ladies pass away this last month and there’s really no one around. I’ll...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Guys I worked on it today and it’s getting better but we have snow coming in northern Michigan the next couple days. Barn not heated so I think this will have wait til Spring. I appreciate all the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Coopman...that Korbel note was funny as I had a guy in Germany who drank that and I always stayed with the Jack.

So....my brake pedal has gone to the floor several times in this long process. Have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Jack and I have been good buddies for about 40 years ! Some guys see a shrink......but I have him to talk too. Works for me !

I’ll be in the barn in the morning getting back into it.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,287
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Okay back to square one. No I didn’t put on a drum. No I didn’t start at the rear. No I didn’t shut off speed bleeder after each time I filled the master. Will do going forward.

I’m going to have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,287
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

I did not start in the rear which I will do now. The pedal goes right to the floor and i did have hard brakes before but some of the cylinders were frozen. New cylinders in front only. I have no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,287
Posted By mike42
1940 Brake Bleeding

Got everything reassembled and I have filled the new master about 20 times and still no hard pedal. Using speed bleeders. Does it normally take this long to get a firm pedal ? Am I doing something...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

Crap...new wheel cylinder leaks and had to send back and get another. This is going to take awhile for all for wheels !!

Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

On the Master Cylinder....does the rubber boot go "over" the round thin flange or does it go outside that round flange ?

Thx....Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

Guys thx for the input. I'll check all this out. Just got notice my Wheel Cyl's. won't be here until Monday now. Hell....in Northern Michigan it could be snowing by then !!

Thx again......Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

35....I bought them from C & G and I've had good luck with their products, but I will check. Any hints on how to bleed the Master ?

Thx....Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

New Wheel Cylinders arrive tomorrow. I went ahead and bought a new Master Cylinder from NAPA and going to attempt that installation today. Have to Bench Bleed before I do though.

Anything I should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

I checked with a car guy buddy of mine and he said I have Lockheed thank God !! Don't want to go through this again trust me ! Things "Can" get screwed up if you don't know what you're doing !!
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

Guys I hope the manual is correct as I don’t want to go through this again ! Everything put back together and will bleed the brakes tomorrow after golf. The leak was because the top end of the shoe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

Guys the drawings and manual i have show the larger shoe to the front. That’s the way they came off. I don’t know if I have Bendix or Lockheed though. Don’t understand the difference sorry !...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

Paul.....DOT 3 .....waiting for the second drum to be cut. Found the leak problem and all set right now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

rbone ...

Thx for the info. I was thinking about Rock and I may give them a try. Right now I have to figure out why there is no leak this morning. This is strange as hell. Thx again for the info...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

Hmmmmm....no leak this morning and brake pedal is solid !! The drama continues !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

I didn’t have time to investigate as I had to go somewhere. Will look into it in morning. This was a good learning experience if nothing else. Never did it before. Probably will end up buying new.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

All done and it is leaking somewhere ! May just buy new wheel cylinders and go that route.

Thx...Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

I forgot to tell you guys something......when drums were turned I asked about new bearings and seals. They recommended I replace them and I did so. Funny thing is....the Bearing Race made in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

Russ and Seery thx. Installing the shoes today.

Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

Joe ...yes new kit with seals from C & G made in USA.

I used some brake cleaner to clean out the cylinder and I then used a very light coating of the packing grease on the inside and assembled....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike42
Re: 1940 Front Wheel Cylinders

Fordy.....I'm only doing one wheel at a time. Last time I put on brakes was 1963 on my 1956 Ford Convert !! Long time ago, so I'm taking my time to learn of the first one.

Russ & Bob .....good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,755
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