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.
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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.
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 !! :)
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