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Old 11-29-2011, 11:51 AM
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56 merc power disc brake swap

My dad and I were building our car before he passed from cancer last October. He purcjased a 4 wheel power disc brake kit from Direct Fit Brakes (no longer in business),so I have no tech help. I have everything mounted,and all the brake lines fabed and installed, but I cant get fluid from calipers when bleeding. I have fluid from the lines,but have no idea why I cant get them to bleed out through calipers. I thought rewiring the entire car was going to be tough. That's proving to be less aggrevating than the brakes. Any insite would really help. Thanx.

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Did you bench bleed the master cylinder ???
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56 merc power disc brake swap

Yes, I did bench bleed the master. I even tried using a mighty vac hand pump. I wish I could just take it to a brake shop,but money is tight,and my dad was a retired body man before his passing.( he didn't exactly have an impressive portfolio to leave behind.)
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I recently had to bleed brakes on bike that had sat for years, I couldn't get fluid out with a vac, so I ended up using a piece of plate steel that was around, drilled and tapped an air line fitting into it with a regulator and cut a piece of rubber with a hole in it to go under it. I just used some clamps to clamp it on the master in place of the regular cover, and the extra pressue pushed the fluid through the lines in no time. Just don't use too much pressure, I used about 10-20 lbs. Worked great and was free.
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56 merc power disc brake swap

Thanx for the idea ! I'll give it a try.
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