[Spridgets] Bad braking

Richard Ball rich_ball at mindspring.com
Fri Jan 17 17:16:53 MST 2014

How old are the brake hoses?  The inner liners can and do separate and will
give the problem you are describing.  We had the same problem on our
motorhome a while back.  New hoses fixed it right up.

Rich Ball
'76 Midget
Everett, Wa

-----Original Message-----
From: spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net
[mailto:spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Brian Morse
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 8:37 AM
To: spridgets at autox.team.net
Subject: [Spridgets] Bad braking

Greeting List,

Shortly after buying my 79 a couple years ago I discovered the brakes,
front and rear, would hang up.  After 20-30 minutes they would release.

The PO put new wheel cylinders on the rear, so I left them alone.  Next I
pulled the calipers and rebuilt them.  To be sure they worked the master
cylinder was replaced with a new one.

So I got everything back together and tested- fronts and rears would stop
all wheels and release immediately.  That was a couple weeks ago.

Yesterday I realized the front calipers won't release.

Any ideas why?  I'd rather drive the car with working brakes.

Thanks all!


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