<VV> brakes

ray smith turbovair at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 28 13:25:16 EDT 2010

Could be a plugged passage in the master cylinder. 

I had a similar situation years go. Drove a Corvair with the same symptoms as yours. I figured the high effort was due to manual brakes and the marginal braking was just from drums.    
 Well one day I had to make a panic stop and after initial application the pedal dropped another inch. Seemed like I just switched to power brakes and discs !! :) 

Ray Smith 

------Original Message------
From: robert guerin
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Sent: Jul 28, 2010 12:55 PM
Subject: <VV> brakes

my brakes on my 65 corsa are not operating right.the pedal moves about 
the 1/4 " play but then becomes hard but very little braking effect.it 
acts as tho they are glazed.i have been able to lock them up if i really 
put alot of pressue on them.i have taken the drums off and sand them as 
well as the shoes.no change.anybody got an idea what could be wrong.

robert guerin
65 corsa turbo
64 greenbrier
63 rampy
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