<VV> Car stops running after 20 miles (brake issue)

Dale Dewald d66dewald at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 23:19:58 EST 2015

Hello Smitty,

After Bryan's suggestion is checked, pull a drum and look at the contact 
pattern of the shoes to the drum.  It may be that the shoes need to be 

Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI

On 12/7/2015 22:17, Bryan Blackwell wrote:
> Hi Smitty,
> Check that the brake pedal pushrod was adjusted following the swap.
> --Bryan
>> >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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