[Land-speed] Brake Question

Doug Anderson boogiewoogie12 at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 9 18:52:23 MDT 2007

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         " and of COURSE,  your mileage may vary "

        cheers, "Dirt Track Doug" in So. New York, Okaaaaaaaaaaay,  I'll go 
back to sleep now,

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From: Dick J <lsr_man at yahoo.com>
To: lsr list autox <land-speed at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Land-speed] Brake Question
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 15:20:50 -0700 (PDT)

After fifty-plus years of playing with old cars, it would seem that I should 
have more answers than questions, but here goes, another stupid question.

   I decided that while the motor was out of my car (77 Pontiac Firebird), 
I'd detail the engine compartment, and replace both of the old, bent-up 
front brake lines.  When I got ready to bleed the front brakes, I removed 
the bleeding nipples to clean them up a bit, and noticed bubbles streaming 
out of the caliper fitting.  After a moment, the bubbles stopped and a solid 
flow of fluid started leaking out.  I screwed the nipples back in and 
snugged them down.  I checked the master cylinder, which had just been 
filled, and the front bowl was about half empty.  I topped it off, got into 
the car to feel the pedal, and the brakes were fine.  The system had "bled 
itself" ? ? ?

   I've done that with hydraulic front disc brakes on motorcycles before, 
helping along by tapping on the brake line, but I've never had it happen 
with a car.

   Any comments??      DickJ    In East Texas


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