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Bleed those brakes! 53 Clipper
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Rebuilt master cylinder plus replaced rear axle seals. Adjusted rear shoes. Brake lines fully open. I benched primed the master cylinder. Squirted 1/2 way across the garage. Had a vacuum brake bleeder that I thought I would try. Worked half way...still no brake pedal. I use to have a helper pump three times and hold. Work from farthest wc from master cylinder to the closest wc. Does that work on Packards? Looking for suggestions. I am using Dot 4 fluid

Posted on: 5/16 16:40
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Re: Bleed those brakes! 53 Clipper
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I initially used a vacuum bleeder when I did the brakes on mine. But I was unable to obtain solid brakes with it. It did a great job at getting fluid in all the lines, and I flushed a good amount through.

I went back and did the more traditional way of having a second person pump and hold the brakes. I then closed off the bleeders while they were still holding, once I was sure there were no bubbles. Got really nice brakes after that.

Furthest wheel cylinder from the master first, then work your way back to the MC from there.


Posted on: 5/16 17:21
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Re: Bleed those brakes! 53 Clipper
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I used a pressure bleeder on my 1954 Patrician which flushed and bled perfectly.

Posted on: 5/17 18:00
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