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Old 06-18-2013, 03:22 PM
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i have them on my 50 merc .how are yo supposed to see the air bubbles @the wheel, .if your in the kar pumping the brake pedal?????. Has anyone got an idea on this ."one man operation"?OR have you complaints on these? any help please bob s

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ok the deal with them is your not to think about it! pump 4 or 5 times lock it down, go to the next and so on. check your pedal. if it does not feel good go at it again then you should be done. you are still think old school and need to see what you are doing.
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Very easy to use Speed Bleeders and actually see bubbles. It really takes 2 people to do it right, but the major advantage is that you don't need to "train" that other person (wife, significant other) to pump and hold

Put about an inch of brake fluid in a clean jar. Put one end of a piece of tubing on the bleeder, then immerse the other end in that inch of fluid in the jar. Or as the previous post above said in so many words - take it on faith that it works by pumping the pedal several times. I've done my F350 DD with those bleeders as well as the two per caliper Wilwoods on my '31 with discs on all 4 corners by myself on faith.

As a note, Russell brand (Edelbrock) Speed Bleeders can rust heavily and become useless as I found on my F350 - and in only a couple years.
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Very easy to use Speed Bleeders and actually see bubbles. It really takes 2 people to do it right, but the major advantage is that you don't need to "train" that other person (wife, significant other) to pump and hold

Put about an inch of brake fluid in a clean jar. Put one end of a piece of tubing on the bleeder, then immerse the other end in that inch of fluid in the jar. Or as the previous post above said in so many words - take it on faith that it works by pumping the pedal several times. I've done my F350 DD with those bleeders as well as the two per caliper Wilwoods on my '31 with discs on all 4 corners by myself on faith.

As a note, Russell brand (Edelbrock) Speed Bleeders can rust heavily and become useless as I found on my F350 - and in only a couple years.

Who else is making these bleeders? Would stainless be the way to go..or....maybe stainless wouldn't be removable,in a short time.? the faith side i have plenty of that A try will i give it.Rust shouldn't be a problem i would think on Kars that don't see daylight to often.....this being what i have. again thank you for the help. bob s
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