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67Stangboy
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posted 11-20-2001 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Stangboy   Click Here to Email 67Stangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While driving the other day my brake pedal was really mushy. It would pump up though. Now it goes all the way to the floor. I think I might have a leak in a line, but I thought my back brakes would be better than they are. I can push the pedal all the way to the floor and if I stand on in really hard they will lock up. I know I probably need to get a new MC and was wondering which on would work with my drum brakes and also with disc brakes later on. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks for all the help.

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posted 11-20-2001 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You definitely need a master cylinder.

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67Stangboy
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posted 11-20-2001 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Stangboy   Click Here to Email 67Stangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any recommendations on which would be the best?

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franklin
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posted 11-20-2001 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for franklin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stock would be best. Change it later for discs.

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Boss Hoss
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From: Georgia
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posted 11-20-2001 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss Hoss   Click Here to Email Boss Hoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Umm...maybe I'm wrong, but shouldn't he check the simple things first, before replacing the master cylinder? The symptoms he is describing are exactly what I experienced, and all I had was a brake line leak.

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
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posted 11-20-2001 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If there was a line leak or wheel cylinder leak, it should be quite obvious by now, brake fluid everywhere. Since your car is a 67, you should already have the dual MC, just go to the parts house and get another one.

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67Stangboy
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posted 11-21-2001 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Stangboy   Click Here to Email 67Stangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found out that the person who had the car before me didn't put the front passenger side shoes on correctly. The culprit was a leaking wheel cylinder. The pins were out all the way and leaking. Installed new pads and getting ready to go and bleed them. It looked like the bleeder screw on the passenger side is broke off though. I shouldn't have air in the line should I? I always kept fluid in the master cylinder. Thanks for all the help guys.

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