<VV> Master cylinder

Ron ronh at owt.com
Thu Apr 29 14:31:49 EDT 2010

Same here.  I've replaced many of them from my '42 Ford and on up and have 
never "bench bled" any.  Just install, bleed and use.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clark Hartzel" <chartzel at comcast.net>
To: "Virtual Vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:14 AM
Subject: <VV> Master cylinder

> No master cylinder "needs" to be bench bled before installing.  I've been
> working on Corvairs for 48 years and have never bench bled one yet.
> The master cylinder bleeds itself as you pump the pedal.  You can see this
> by removing the cover and slowly have someone depress and release the 
> brake
> pedal.
> You can see air bubbles coming from the tiny hole in the bottom of the 
> bowl.
> When the bubbles stop, start bleeding the wheel cylinders and you are 
> done.
> Clark Hartzel
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