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  • N8N
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    yeah, a pressure bleeder seriously, I far prefer the pressure bleeder to a vacuum bleeder.

    have you tried simply pumping the brake pedal a few times to get the juices flowing? shouldn't be any danger of wiping out the MC seals if the MC is brand new. Put a short length of tubing over the bleeder screw that you have open when you do this, it will keep the brake fluid from running down your nicely painted backing plates and wheels.

    nate

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Bob, there's a bleeder screw on top of the HH unit. you need to loosen it a bit and bleed it by easing the peddle down until no air comes out. Retighten the screw before you let back up on the peddle.

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  • 63larkcustom
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    well.. the brakes are done and back together.. i'm using a vacuum bleeder and for some reason its not sucking the fluid through. the car has hill holder. The car has all new wheel cylinders, master cylinder, brakes and hardware. I didn't do anything with the hillholder as it wasnt leaking. Is there something I'm missing?

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  • N8N
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    whatever you do, do not succumb to the temptation to put anti-seize or grease on the taper. Just clean it up so you have clean, bright steel when you reassemble. If you grease it you run the risk of cracking the hubs and that just isn't cool. The assembly actually relies on the friction between the two tapered parts to provide the driving force to the wheels; the key is just icing for initial location.

    nate

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  • 63larkcustom
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    SUCCESS!!!! I went and bought a really BFH 12lb sledge and let her have it.. Was rather anticlimactic.. all I heard was a "tink" and it was loose. Thanks for the help guys..

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  • Mark57
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    quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

    well.. one more 1/2 turn and several good whacks.. who knew owning a studey would be therapeutic too...
    May not seem like it now, bit you're in a much better position than when you go to install the puller and you find you can remove the drum and hub by hand...[:0]

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    '57 Transtar
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  • Roscomacaw
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    As Dick says, once you've whacked it until it's as tight as you can get it - whack the end of the screw end smartly. Oftimes, that's when the hub lets loose with a "KAPOW!"[:0]

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    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • Dick Steinkamp
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    quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom
    I've cranked the puller to where I cannot crank it any more
    How are you "cranking" it? Should be hitting the mushroomed ends of the puller with that BFH. Once you've done that a number of times, wack the end of the puller hard with same BFH. Repeat.


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  • Jerry Forrester
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    quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

    unfortunately no.. but its progress
    Leave the pressure on it and it will probably pop loose over night.

    Jerry Forrester
    Douglasville, Georgia
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  • 63larkcustom
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    unfortunately no.. but its progress

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  • Jerry Forrester
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    quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

    well.. one more 1/2 turn and several good whacks.. who knew owning a studey would be therapeutic too...
    Does that mean it came loose?

    Jerry Forrester
    Douglasville, Georgia
    Be sure to check out my eBay store
    http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
    for your shiny Stude stuff

    More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu

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  • 63larkcustom
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    well.. one more 1/2 turn and several good whacks.. who knew owning a studey would be therapeutic too...

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  • 1962larksedan
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    My 3 lb BMFH has actually 'seen' a Stude rear drum or two :P

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  • 63larkcustom
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    Thanks Tom, I hate to say this, but i'm gonna take great pleasure in putting the BFH to the car right about now

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  • tbredehoft
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    Dead blow defeats the purpose of smacking it with a BFH, you gotta surprise it. Go back out, torque it a little more, and put a 8 lb sledge against it with some force. Not like you were splitting logs, jut give it a good rap. Watch it jump.

    Some times it takes several applications of torque and rap, sometimes it take waiting a few minutes to overnight.

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