<VV> Blocked brake hose

hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Tue Oct 17 09:30:56 EDT 2017

### I got three out of four fixing bolts out with an open-ended wrench. 
They weren't very tight, but the fourth wouldn't budge and was already a 
bit rounded off. So I got a hammer & chisel & just walloped the head of 
the bolt from above. That jarred it loose enough that it succumbed 
easily to the wrench! Got four nice new bolts from Autozone!

On 2017-10-16 19:54, FrankDuVal via VirtualVairs wrote:

> A six point combination wrench is also really helpful for doing this
> job. A 12 point wrench slips usually.
> Frank DuVal
> On 10/16/2017 9:32 AM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs wrote:
>> Just doing a brake overhaul on a 1964 convertible I just bought, I 
>> found both rear wheel cylinders leaking. Only done the right one so 
>> far. There was so much crud in the cylinder I decided to flush out the 
>> brake lines - probably still got the original brake fluid in there! 
>> Put an air-line on the pipe from the master cylinder, & nothing would 
>> come out the back. I could blow from the back to the front (& fill the 
>> trunk with dirty fluid!) but nothing from front to back. Flexible hose 
>> was acting as a very efficient one-way valve.
>> Incidentally it took me a while (and a search on Google!) to figure 
>> out how to get the cylinder off - I ended up removing three of the 
>> nuts that hold the drive shaft to the backplate, & undoing the fourth 
>> to the end of its thread. That enabled me to pull the axle shaft out 
>> just enough to get a 3/8" wrench on those little fixing bolts.
>> One down one to go!
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