Ranchero brakes

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Ranchero brakes

Post by wally » Sun 17 Aug 2008, 12:11

as mentioned, took it to Doug Hirkham @ CBF Diepriver.
(btw - Doug has really nice Valiant Charger standing in the shop!)

rebonded shoes, skimmed discs, cleaned cylinder, new seals and bleeding nipples, 2 new brake hoses.
i also spent some time in restoring my first parts on Ranchero!
the brake drums:
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Re: Ranchero brakes

Post by Stealth GT » Sun 17 Aug 2008, 22:16

Wally

Nice job there ...man I was going to do that now how am I going to make up Arthur's wages :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Ranchero brakes

Post by wally » Mon 18 Aug 2008, 07:28

i have been itching for something to keep me busy since i got rid of the Fairlane project.

there will be more work coming to keep Arthur busy! :D
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Re: Ranchero brakes - help needed!

Post by wally » Sat 23 Aug 2008, 16:09

i have a Lockheed BAI N177 master cylinder fitted that is giving hassles.
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new master cylinder kit was installed along with new reservoir cups.
cylinder has been resleeved before and is in good nick.

problem:
when you dry pump it, there is pressure on front and back wheel exit holes.
when you try and bench bleed it, you only get fluids coming out the exit hole for back brakes.

i have stripped it again, cleaned it out again, used compressor to blast holes clean, but still no luck.

only the back brakes bleed.

can anybody give me advice please? my patience has run out. :x this is the last thing holding up the build.
my money is done - the easiest would be to just fit discs in front and convert the whole system.

heeeeeeellllllppppppppp!!!!! :(
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Re: Ranchero brakes

Post by FairmontGT » Sat 23 Aug 2008, 16:38

Sorry wally cant give you advise, I struggled with my cars brakes for a while and then gave it to my mechanic to sort out. Its the most tedious job on an old car for me of them all!
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Re: Ranchero brakes

Post by Stealth GT » Sat 23 Aug 2008, 16:43

That's one ball I keep throwing back to Wally

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Re: Ranchero brakes

Post by wally » Tue 26 Aug 2008, 08:53

sorted! there was apparently a rubber seal missing.

guys at Ferrobrake installed and checked it at no charge.
works like a dream! a few more days till cruising!
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