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  • #31
    I went out this morning and tried the brake pedal again, and this time I could feel it working the piston, so I used my 1/8" barbed fitting in place of the plug in the brake cap, then connected it to my 12 volt air compressor. This provided enough pressure to bleed the rears again the make sure no air was left in the system. Now I finally have good brakes, though the pedal goes down a little more than I like. I'll put a few miles on it, then install the new radial tires and check the 8 brake adjustment eccentrics again, and hopefully can put on a few miles on it this summer.

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    • #32
      I just returned from a 20 mile test drive, and the brakes are perfect, with less than 2" travel and a solid pedal. Even the hill holder works fine. While I was working on the brakes and adjusting the clutch pedal, I also installed the correct round pedals and removed these later rectangular pedal. If anyone wants them for shipping costs, you can have them, but they might not be worth the $7 or so postage.

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      • #33
        Great job. Patience and perseverance.

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