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Old 08-11-2002, 09:30 AM
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Post Universal Master Cylender

We bought a universal master-cylender and booster assebly from a hot rod outfit for our '49 Stude. We ran all new brake lines and put brake fluid in and nothing happens. When we're bleeding it, no fluid moves. The bubble just goes back and forth. We then tried every trick in the book; pressure bleeding, vacum bleeding, bleeding from the discs and drumbs. Nothing seems to work. My dad has done a fair amount of hot rodding and decided that there must not be a ckeck valve in it. We take it apart, and sure enough, no check valve. Then we decide to compare it to a stocker. Open that one up and there is no check valve. The only difference is there is tiny holes drilled through the fat end of the plunger, on the other side is a disk that seats up next to the holes. So we think, ahah, this must be the check valve. We then go to an auto part store and order a rebuild kit for it, the kit doesnt have the hole/disk type valve but one through the brake lines, (that wont fit our master cylender). So you ask why not just get a new master cylinder? well the universal one has ports on both sides. We ran the lines off the left side, a stock cylinder only has ports on the right. So we dont want to spend another $325 on a new one. After all that, does anyone have any suggestions? We're getting real flustered on this end. Thanx for your help
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