<VV> Car stops running after 20 miles

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Mon Dec 7 21:49:28 EST 2015

Hi Smitty,

Check that the brake pedal pushrod was adjusted following the swap.


> On Dec 7, 2015, at 5:18 PM, Smitty via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
>        Part two;  car has absolutely crappy brakes.  I mean plumb dangerous to take out on the street.  I believe you could open the door and drag your foot and stop sooner.  The brake system is in excellent condition.  New shoes, hoses, cylinders and turned drums with shoes arced to them.  Drums have been removed and verified that both pistons are stroking at each wheel.  The only anomaly is that it has a new Clarks double master cylinder installed.  Both sides have been bled and are air free.  Is this typical with their conversion?  Stopping is like as though the drums were slathered with grease.  High, hard pedal and feels like stepping on a rock.  Takes extreme force to get any retardation of speed at all.   

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