View Full Version : Brakes: Bleeding brakes on '63 Avanti

03-23-2017, 12:55 PM
where is the bleeder valve on the drum brakes of a 63 avanti

03-23-2017, 12:59 PM
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03-23-2017, 01:10 PM
where is the bleeder valve on the drum brakes of a 63 avanti
on the rear wheel cylinder sticking out of the backing plate next to where the metal line goes into it.

Dwight FitzSimons
03-23-2017, 02:41 PM
Brake bleeder screws are always going to be either on or near the top. The reason for that is to bleed the air out (which will naturally rise to the top).

03-23-2017, 05:17 PM
There is not much room in which to get a wrench on the bleeder valve. As I recall the torque arm is the obstruction. JWL

03-23-2017, 05:30 PM
If you don't have a hand pump bleeder check with someone like Harbor freight and get one. I used one my brother had from snap-on to do my one ton truck and what a life saver. You can now bleed the brakes yourself no need to pump the brakes to bleed. Just pump the handle on the bleeder and wait for the bottle to fill up as it pulls out the air. I made sure everything was clean before I started and just recycled the brake fluid.

03-23-2017, 06:52 PM
Yep, as Steve said H/F sells a nice brass brake bleeder/vacuum pump for only about $20.
I couldn't find mine, so I used the 20% coupon and paid about $16 two weeks ago.

03-23-2017, 11:08 PM
I like the speed bleeders, if you can find them to fit the threads, break them open, stick a hose into a bottle, pump brakes 2-3 times-done. Just don't forget to go back and tighten each one after.

03-24-2017, 12:02 PM
If you are using Dot 5 brake fluid, gravity bleeding is best, but monitor the fluid level in the M/C frequently as you bleed the lines.

03-27-2017, 12:27 AM
If the bleeder valves are not visible, they may be broken off flush.