<VV> brakes

ray smith turbovair at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 28 14:16:47 EDT 2010

Totally agree with Bob about checking the rest of the system. 

I had already done all 4 wheel cylinders and new lines and shoes. 
Before  , driving it. 

Ray smith. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: HallGrenn at aol.com
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 13:44:46 
To: <turbovair at earthlink.net>; <plumbob3 at roadrunner.com>; <virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org>; <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Subject: Re: <VV> brakes

In addition to what Ray said, my '65 Corsa had the same hard pedal just  
before the left front cylinder blew out leaving me with no brakes.  If you  
don't have a dual master cylinder I would recommend checking your brakes  
thoroughly.  I also had a situation like Ray's where things cleared up on  their 
own, but the other situation where I lost my brakes made me more  cautious.
Bob Hall
Group Corvair
In a message dated 7/28/2010 1:26:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
turbovair at earthlink.net writes:

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  

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