Re: Disc Brakes


Jim Liberty
 

I used SS brake lines. The pedal is OK, just not as firm as on my '64 Porsche 356.    ....Jim.

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 1:07 PM David via groups.io <drlamber=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Jim,

 

It seems to me that there are only two potential sources of a soft pedal: rubber pressure lines that are expanding; and/or air remaining in the system after bleeding.  If you have retained the original rubber hoses, that could be the problem.  On the other hand, I use a dual braking system, and with two master cylinders it is easier to get the air out of the system.

 

David

 

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From: Jim Liberty
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 11:25 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Disc Brakes

 

David, I have installed your setup. Thanks, I'd have never put these parts together. Bled the brakes the old fashion way. Pedal still a little soft. Is that just an idiosyncrasy of this setup.

 

                                                                         ........................Jim.

 

On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 12:57 PM David via groups.io <drlamber=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have used Crosley disc brakes on two H-Mod cars, with no issues.  I use stainless steel brake lines (no rubber hoses), modern bleed fittings, and a power bleeder (cheap, hand pump).  The bleeder hardware consists of a banjo bolt bleeder (3/8-24, to thread into the back of the brake), and a 4AN x3/8 banjo brake adapter (banjo bolt goes through, and 4AN is the size of my stainless steel flex lines).  These are available from Pegasus—www.pegasusautoracing.com—and are part numbers 3242-019 and 3265-21, respectively.  You also need their soft copper washers to seal.

 

David

 

 

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From: Jim Liberty
Sent: Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:24 AM
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Disc Brakes

 

Guys, and gals, I have completely rebuilt the disc brakes on my 1950 Hotshot. I cannot get a firm pedal after repeated bleeding. The master cylinder "Burps" a splash up with the first pump. Anybody with experience with this problem.                                           ....................................Jim.

 

 

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