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    I want to bleed my brake system however, I can't seem to locate the
    bleeder screw on my front Bendix calipers.Do you need to remove the wheel to get to the front part of the caliper? does anybody have a
    picture of the location?
    Jack


    1955 SPEEDSTER LEMON/LIME
    1955 SPEEDSTER RED & WHITE
    1964 R2 GT HAWK (SID)
    http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...f3061sized.jpg
    http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n...er/th_A3-1.jpg
    http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/th_5f_12.jpg


  • #2
    Yes...you have to remove the wheel.



    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      Thanks,I figured it was on the front,great place for it you have to pull the wheel.It turns a simple job into a project you have to ask what were they thinking.
      Jack

      1955 SPEEDSTER LEMON/LIME
      1955 SPEEDSTER RED & WHITE
      1964 R2 GT HAWK (SID)
      http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...f3061sized.jpg
      http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n...er/th_A3-1.jpg
      http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/th_5f_12.jpg

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      • #4
        The bleeder hole is drilled and tapped the same as the hole for the brake line. It makes all four cylinders the same part.
        By the way, there's a steel ball under the bleeder that can become stuck and interfer with bleeding.
        Mike

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        • #5
          .....and as a note of particular interest: You definitely need the check ball in place in order to make the seal. If you send your units out to be re-furbished...keep the balls. I got a pair of rebuilt calipers from a reliable source and received them less check balls. Couldn't get the bleed screw to seal...

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by jedmu0940

            Thanks,I figured it was on the front,great place for it you have to pull the wheel.It turns a simple job into a project you have to ask what were they thinking. Jack
            If pulling a wheel is a PROJECT, you need to get a new Impact wrench! [:0]

            StudeRich
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              or, one could say, if you need to pull the wheels to get at the bleeders, you need to upgrade your wheels!

              yes, I am one of those guys that just loves seeing a shiny red caliper peeking through a wheel slot...

              nate

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              55 Commander Starlight
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              55 Commander Starlight
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              • #8
                Ok guys, the reason it turns into a project is because I have installed Speedster wire
                wheel covers. they do not fit the wheel correctly (disc brake wheels) so I added shim washers and and used locktite as they do not now go into the taper.It was a difficult job getting everything
                to line up so now in order to bleed my stinking brakes I have to do it all over again.
                For now I will just keep double pumping the padal.
                Jack

                1955 SPEEDSTER LEMON/LIME
                1955 SPEEDSTER RED & WHITE
                1964 R2 GT HAWK (SID)
                http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...f3061sized.jpg
                http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n...er/th_A3-1.jpg
                http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/th_5f_12.jpg

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                • #9
                  FYI,Sid just won best of show today over 150 other stock cars of all years.
                  John P. can build/complete like no other Stude guy.This was my first showing of Sid.
                  Jack

                  1955 SPEEDSTER LEMON/LIME
                  1955 SPEEDSTER RED & WHITE
                  1964 R2 GT HAWK (SID)
                  http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...f3061sized.jpg
                  http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n...er/th_A3-1.jpg
                  http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/th_5f_12.jpg

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