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No pedal
« on: July 30, 2017, 06:57:31 PM »
Installed new brake and clutch pedals along with a single handle turning brake.  I have used the power bleeder, a vacuum bleeder and even had Mrs Fast do the pump up and hold old school way but still mush for pedal.  Been two days and three gallons of dot 4 brake fluid.  I stepped back and and took some time away from it to see if that would help.  I got to looking at the new reservoirs and noticed that there is a differance in them.  one of them has a single bleed hole in the bottom of the well and one has two small bleed holes in the bottom of the well. 

has fluid in it and one don't but should one or the other be used for the brake
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Re: No pedal
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 05:32:13 AM »
One w/extra holes have a larger bore?

Any air still coming out?

Any loops or hump up in lines at turning brakes?

When I did the 3 to 2 conv, left fluid in pedals while on shelf.  No brakes when I put back together, had to buy a rebuild kit.  Could be a bad seal, or scratch in bore.
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Re: No pedal
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 06:59:55 AM »
I always found that it helped to push or pull the cutting brake while bleeding.  Then use the foot pedal to slowly pump the cutting brake handle back straight. 
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Re: No pedal
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 07:10:23 AM »
turning brake is likely the issue. Until both sides are completely bled and then handle is centered,  it will be crappy. Locking the brake handle so it cannot move while bleeding may help.
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Re: No pedal
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 11:00:56 AM »
i also installed a single handle cut brake. used same master cyl. bled and bled and pedal was soft. figured iad run it a bit and re bleed. have not yet but def air in the system as i can pump twice and get solid brakes now that i ran the rail for 10 miles or so.
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Re: No pedal
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 11:01:16 AM »
i also bet its in the cutting brake.
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