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Old 03-05-2006, 01:23 PM
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I just finished putting disc brakes on 1965 nova. Everything is hooked up correctly. Yes I bench bled the M/C. Individual lines are run to each disc brake up front. One line runs to the rear axle and the drum brakes are fed off it. (individually) The left front, right front and right rear brake fluid are clear and no bubbles coming from them when you bleed the brakes. The left rear still has a few bubbles coming out when brakes are bled. when applying the brakes The brake pedal wont stop until its about half way to the floor.(pedal is soft until you get half way to floor then wont go any farther.) Can anyone help with this problem? Thanks in advance Jum

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Old 03-05-2006, 04:17 PM
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Are we talking a power system, if so you may have a bad booster. If not, you still have air in the lines IMO.

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sounds like theres air still in the system. Get a helper, crack the lines at the master cyl, have helper push pedal to floor and hold. Then close the lines and have helper release pedal. Do that at least 3 times. then see how the pedal feels. Good luck.
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If you keep getting little tiny bubbles at the wheels despite putting two pints of fluid through it, the M/C wasn't bench bled properly. Take the lines off at the M/C, put the plugs back in and give it some more bench pressure.
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Also make sure rear drum brakes are properly adjusted,if they're out of adjustment you will get excessive pedal travel.
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Also make sure rear drum brakes are properly adjusted,if they're out of adjustment you will get excessive pedal travel.

Yep hes exactly right on that!
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