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  • Guest's Avatar
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    i bought the repair kit for the MC and we put it all back together...so. yeah

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  • N8N
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    if you do pump bleed put a scrap of 2x4 under the pedal to keep it from bottoming out. That may save the seals in your MC.

    If you've just replaced the MC, you can do whatever you want

    don't forget to change the fluid every 2 years from now on, that will keep everything hopefully clean and rust free. at least your hydraulics should last as long as your shoes, at a minimum.

    good luck

    nate

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    thanx for the help men

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    Just start with the longest brake line first.
    You didn't say how modern...
    The new stuff has all the ABS solenoids that need to be switched open to bleed the brakes properly..
    (But I think you meant 1980's modern)
    Jeff[8D]



    quote:Originally posted by psycho_666

    55 commander....
    Is bleeding the brake system the same on this car as it would be on a modern car? I'm guessing it would be easiest to use a vacuum bleader as opposed to just pumping the crap outta them.

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  • fmarshall
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    A vacuum bleeder is great for doing a fluid replacement every 1-2 years. But for a system that truly needs to be bled, I would want to have someone sitting in the car, if a power bleeder isn't available.

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  • N8N
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    I prefer a pressure bleeder, Motive Products makes a nice inexpensive unit. Unfortunately it doesn't come with a cap adapter for a Studebaker but it is fairly easy to make one if you have a spare cap laying around. just use a brass fitting with one end NPT and the other with a hose barb, drill and tap the cap so the fitting threads in, and JB-weld the vent hole. et voila. Probably easiest to do with a cap from a new MC as they are plastic not metal. Another option would be to use a cap from a disc brake car with the remote filler, that will work with no mods, just put a short piece of fuel line into it and clamp the hose to that, but those are becoming scarce.

    The reason I don't like pump bleeding is unless you have a brand new master cylinder it will often cause failure of the MC (not too far) down the road. Vacuum bleeding is good as well but IMHO you get the best results with a pressure bleeder. I've had one for a couple years now and have used the snot out of it.

    good luck,

    nate

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  • psycho_666
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    Bleeding brake system

    55 commander....

    Is bleeding the brake system the same on this car as it would be on a modern car? I'm guessing it would be easiest to use a vacuum bleader as opposed to just pumping the crap outta them.
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