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Bleeding New Brake Lines

I just finished installing a distribution block and master cylinder lines to convert my '64 Tempest from single reservoir to dual. I have the master cylinder bench bled. Before I install the master cylinder I want to know what to do with the dual lines to the distribution block. Currently they are filled with air......................shouldn't I fill them with fluid first? If so, how is this done..........syringe?
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Hi Scot,
Put the master cyl. on the firewall, attach the lines to the MC.
bleed the lines at the block, refill the MC.
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Hi Scot,
Put the master cyl. on the firewall, attach the lines to the MC.
bleed the lines at the block, refill the MC.
Rich
i agree and after you bleed down at the block.you will need to finish bleeding the rest of the system.I have found it best to open the bleeder valves and let them gravity feed till the air is out of the lines.just keep an eye on the mc so you dont let it run dry of fluid or you will have to do it again.hope this helps. cole
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.I have found it best to open the bleeder valves and let them gravity feed till the air is out of the lines.just keep an eye on the mc so you dont let it run dry of fluid or you will have to do it again.hope this helps. cole

man your right on .
i've had trouble bleeding and sometimes the block swaps to one side and you have that mess to fix .
if your not in a hurry , open one bleeder closest , then other side , then the back axle one at a time till fluid only .
as Cole said keep master cylinder full near top with the cap off .
it's like a funnel with a hose , gravity thing.

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so...........do I hear 2 for bleed at the block and then all 4 wheels and 1 for just hook it up and gravity bleed all 4?
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what we are saying is it is best that after you bleed and get fluid at the block. it will be in your best interest to go and bleed the whole system.and i have learned through the years gravity feed works best. cole
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