Will wrote: You are that young? My first car had mechanical brakes <grin>. My first car with 4 discs was 1968. It was a European car. Needless to say, American cars didn't have 4 wheel discs until 20 or 30 years later, at least.
Samelak wrote:I just rebuilt my front master cylinder and calipers after powdercoat. I bled the system, but it seems like I have to pump the lever several times to get a good feel. I get a steady stream of fluid (no bubbles) from the bleeder screws. Also, the brake lever slowly pulls all the way back to the handlebar with constant pressure. I really don't want to pull apart the master cylinder again, but is it possible that it may be bleeding past the seals or trapped air somewhere. I have no leaking fluid from the cyclinder or calipers.
ajs350 wrote:I tried all of the techniques Nils mentioned above on my 80 to no avail. No matter what I did I still had a spongy lever that would pull all the way back to the bar.
I spoke to Bill at TIMS and shared my problem and that these were probably the original brake lines. A quick check of the markings on the lines and he confirmed they were the originals and suggested new lines as even his team never seemed to get original lines to work well.
I received the 3 braided lines and covered them with 5/8 shrink tubing to give that original look. Put them on today and had them bled in an hour with a hard lever that won't even come close to the bar. What a difference! So for those who read this later and who have old rubber brake lines just pitch them and get a good set of new ones.
Yeah, pretty sure he was kiddingWill wrote:My first car with 4 discs was 1968. It was a European car. Needless to say, American cars didn't have 4 wheel discs until 20 or 30 years later, at least.
The '65 Corvette had factory 4 wheel discs and I'm pretty sure it was made in America . . . . .
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