brake problems - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-03-2012, 05:36 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
brake problems

I recently put all brake shoes on 1949 chevy, put new wheel cylinders on all four wheels, put new rubber lines and rebuilt the master cylinder. (had some small pits after honing it out). I ajusted brakes and bleed them. After driving abut 2 miles the front brakes are locking up and the brake peddle stays high. When I get out of the car I can smell the shoes bruing. When they cool down I have peddle again. Can you give me some info. on how to fix my problem.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2012, 06:27 AM
67Mustang Al.'s Avatar
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tasmania, Australia.
Posts: 433
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
sounds like you could have pressurized front lines with no way to return to zero
Or, if you have internal brake shoe return springs , are they correctly installed. b
Are the brake shoes fitted in correct direction.
Check brake pedal return spring if fitted.
When they lock up you could try backing off bleed screws at the front wheels to see if that frees the wheels. That would tell you its "line pressure" thats causing the problem. Work back from there until you find the pressure block.
Or If you disconnect the front brake lines at the master cylinder/ distribution block, and that frees the front wheels, there is your problem, maybe.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake problems frige Suspension - Brakes - Steering 6 09-02-2012 08:26 AM
I got brake problems peetyweet Suspension - Brakes - Steering 3 07-30-2009 10:53 AM
Serious brake problems slow ride Suspension - Brakes - Steering 5 02-01-2006 06:50 AM
Brake problems... gemini86 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 5 10-06-2004 07:06 PM
BRAKE PROBLEMS design Suspension - Brakes - Steering 4 03-13-2003 06:04 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.