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bench bleeding master cylinder

I converted my 60 Biscayne to power disc. There were no extra fittings to try and bench bleed it. Can I still bleed at the calipers and rear drums and get the air out?

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I've always bench bled thru the brake line ports. For dual master cylinder, plug one port and run hose from a fitting on the other. I fill both and run hose to other side while slowly pumping till air gone and then reverse process.
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I've always bench bled thru the brake line ports. For dual master cylinder, plug one port and run hose from a fitting on the other. I fill both and run hose to other side while slowly pumping till air gone and then reverse process.
HUH? I don't have any fittings to plug any of it off. My question was,can I still get it bled?
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You have to have fittings for the brake lines to go into.
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You can get a bench bleeding kit from any auto parts store for about $2.

http://www.superchevy.com/technical/.../0509sc_bench/
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I converted my 60 Biscayne to power disc. There were no extra fittings to try and bench bleed it. Can I still bleed at the calipers and rear drums and get the air out?
Not to change the subject but, What did you use for rotors, calipers etc............and mounting brackets?
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You can get a bench bleeding kit from any auto parts store for about $2.

http://www.superchevy.com/technical/.../0509sc_bench/
I tried to find what you are showing.Auto Zone and Parts America didn't know/have. I'll try a couple others. Thanks for the reply.But my question still is:Can it still be bled without bench bleeding?
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Not to change the subject but, What did you use for rotors, calipers etc............and mounting brackets?
Well,uh,I took the easy way out,forgive me. Ordered a kit that had everything in it, including steel brake lines. What a fun filled weekend! Brake fluid and brake dust, when combined make for such an easy to remove goo!
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It's been the recommended method for as long as there have been mc. Must be a reason. It's easy. What I do is after bench bleeding put on car, push pedal and crack the lines to bleed at the fitting, assuming your replacing mc on car with fluid in system
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I tried to find what you are showing.Auto Zone and Parts America didn't know/have. I'll try a couple others. Thanks for the reply.But my question still is:Can it still be bled without bench bleeding?
It can be bled in the car, but it's a lot easier on the bench. In the car the m/c can be hard to get level so you can bleed it effectively, and it takes a lot longer. You could probably remove it from the car, bench bleed it and re-install it in less time than it takes to do the whole job in the car. Did you read the linked article?

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It's been the recommended method for as long as there have been mc. Must be a reason. It's easy. What I do is after bench bleeding put on car, push pedal and crack the lines to bleed at the fitting, assuming your replacing mc on car with fluid in system
Has new lines. Left the bleeders open until they started dripping. I have brakes,but not to my liking. I may take the master off and bench bleed it.Thanks.
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I tried to find what you are showing.Auto Zone and Parts America didn't know/have. I'll try a couple others. Thanks for the reply.But my question still is:Can it still be bled without bench bleeding?
Look in the HELP section of your local auto parts store. This is the section where you find odd parts to help you get your car back together. I found a bleeder kit at Kragen's HELP section.
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Look in the HELP section of your local auto parts store. This is the section where you find odd parts to help you get your car back together. I found a bleeder kit at Kragen's HELP section.
Got one tonite,4th place I've been. Gonna take it back off tomorrow.Let it bleed!
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