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New Hydrovac - But really weak Brake Lights

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  • New Hydrovac - But really weak Brake Lights

    I installed a rebuilt hydrovac last week in South Bend - (Thank you to all who helped out). I've had a persistent leak on the bottom banjo connection and I am not sure whether I have it licked just yet. While driving home I noticed and people behind me have too that my brake lights do not always come on. Under light depression of the brake pedal I have no brake lights to just a flicker but under a hard stop I do have full bright brake lights.

    Is it time for a new brake switch?

    Allen

    1964 GT Hawk soon to be R2 Clone
    1964 GT Hawk
    PSMCDR 2014
    Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
    PSMCDR 2013
    Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

    Victoria, Canada

  • #2
    quote:Originally posted by studebaker-R2-4-me


    Is it time for a new brake switch?
    Yep...and you might as well get one of the low pressure switches from Ron Francis (and others). The brake lights will come on even sooner than a new stock switch.




    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      You might have a air bubble behind the switch too.

      JDP/Maryland
      66 Sports sedan
      64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
      64 Daytona R2
      63 GT R2
      63 Lark 2 door
      62 Gt Hawk
      62 Lark 2 door
      60 Lark HT-60Hawk
      59 3E truck
      58 Starlight
      52 & 53 Starliner
      51 Commander

      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        If there is a air bubble behind the switch, how do I get rid of it?

        Should I crack the seal on the pressure switch and bleed it through the switch?



        1964 GT Hawk soon to be R2 Clone
        1964 GT Hawk
        PSMCDR 2014
        Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
        PSMCDR 2013
        Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

        Victoria, Canada

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        • #5
          It seems to me that if you bled a little fluid out at the Hydrovac, that would get rid of any air behind the switch.

          Tim K.
          '64 R2 GT Hawk
          Tim K.
          \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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