Aside from the possible mis-match of master cylinder size to caliper size.a friend of mine has a 48 that he converted to disk brake front using the stock master cyclinder. He can not get it to build pressure, and when he did get it to pressurize he lost everything when he cracked the bleeder the first time. He installed adjustable porportioning valve, and residual valves, no luck.
Now he is thinking that a Wilwood remote master cylinder will solve the problem.
Anyone else run into this issue?
I'm not sure on all the specifics, but I think he used mostly cj7 parts up front.
I did the conversion on mine using mostly GM parts with the exception of the rotors, not one issue what so ever. granted I have swing pedals opposed to his under floor pedals
When bleeding the brakes this way, do you still start at the furthest from the master cylinder?Aside from the possible mis-match of master cylinder size to caliper size.
My best advise is to build one of these....
It's a reverse pressure bleeder. You pump it up and slip the end of the hose over the bleeder valve. Make sure to remove some fluid from the master first, but then you basically force fluid into the caliper and back up through the lines to the master cylinder. It worked SLICK for me. I was able to re-bleed my entire system in like 15 minutes by myself from nothing.
The brakes where better than they ever had been before with other bleeding.....lots of two person bleeding for hours!
Mine is all disc. I think getting enough pressure to force back through a 10psi drum brake residual might be a little more difficult. Maybe a tiny clamp on the hose at the bleeder fitting would work.
The thing cost less than $20 to build.
I did. I don't know if it makes THAT much difference but that is pretty much how I have always done it.When bleeding the brakes this way, do you still start at the furthest from the master cylinder?
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