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Posted By HotRod53F100

No the bleeding was done in my bench vice. I...

No the bleeding was done in my bench vice. I blocked one line and hooked up the bleeder kit on the other. The only time that I couldn't push the piston in at all whs when I blocked both ports.
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Posted By HotRod53F100

I think that I have eliminated the master...

I think that I have eliminated the master cylinder. If I cap both lines, I can't push the piston. If I had a bad circuit the piston would go in.

I also capped one line and hooked up the bleeder to...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

Yes, the bleeders are on top. Worked on it...

Yes, the bleeders are on top.

Worked on it for a few hours again today...still no good!

I removed plugged the main line and plugged it, I got high pedal. I plugged the drivers side line and got...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

UPDATE: loosened the rod to be sure that the...

UPDATE: loosened the rod to be sure that the master's piston was fully returning, no difference.

I removed the master and bench bled it again. I hooked the bleeder to one part and plugged the...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

This is one of those "brake kits" for hot rods...

This is one of those "brake kits" for hot rods that include a pedal, a master, and a booster. I only know what else it fits because the company who rebuilt the booster figured it out and I purchased...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

OK, lets talk about adjusting this pig.... If I...

OK, lets talk about adjusting this pig.... If I wound out the rod until the master wouldn't sit flat on the booster and then I backed it off a little at a time until it sit flush, did I miss...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

When I get pedal with the motor off, its rock...

When I get pedal with the motor off, its rock hard, no mush at all.

As far as the rod adjustment, I have heard two problems of having the rod out of adjustment, you can get a brake to drag or too...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

Yes, I agree, the quandry is what difference it...

Yes, I agree, the quandry is what difference it makes when the engine is running and there is vaccuum on the booster. Granted, now that there is vaccuum on the booster I now have a 3-4x mechanical...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

I have not done anything with the rears other...

I have not done anything with the rears other than bleed them. I did put new shoes, all new hardware, and one new brake drum about 300 miles ago. I have noticed that one rear brake sounds like it...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

I may not have listed everything that you...

I may not have listed everything that you suggest, but I think that I covered them.

"Original problem" rear master seal leaked and it came out the weep hole between the master ane the booster....
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Posted By HotRod53F100

Another Update... I replaced the master AGAIN......

Another Update... I replaced the master AGAIN... I bled with a mighty vac and I get good fluid at every wheel. I also did another 2 man bleed. I get plenty of pedal until I start the truck, then it's...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

Update....I'm at wits end at this point, I have...

Update....I'm at wits end at this point, I have spent three evenings on this thing!

I borrowed a Mighty Vac and bled the fronts again... The passenger side bled perfectly, the drivers side seems...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

"Talk about women" ....LOL I'm not sure which are...

"Talk about women" ....LOL I'm not sure which are giving me more trouble, trucks or women...Right now, both subjects would not be enjoyable conversations... The wifes' car is broken too, I'm getting...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

UPDATE: it was recommended that I slam the brakes...

UPDATE: it was recommended that I slam the brakes to possibly free up the proportioning valve which I did. I also found that I have a BRAKE light switch on the valve that is unconnected. I removed...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

I have attached a pic of the proportioning valve:...

I have attached a pic of the proportioning valve:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s276/hotrod53/equalizer.jpg

The ugly saga continues... I installed new bleeder valves and we pumped the...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

Tried again today....frustrated as ever! Have to...

Tried again today....frustrated as ever! Have to replace the front bleeders, they are all boogered up now.

Tried to do a 2 man bleed, got fluid at every wheel, plenty of pedal until you start the...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

What am I working on.... thats a complicated...

What am I working on.... thats a complicated question.

It's a 1953 Ford F100 with a 1977 Monte Carlo front disk brake and rear drum system driven by a booster/master brake kit that I found out was...
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Posted By HotRod53F100

Brake bleeding nightmare, asking your opinion

History: power brakes, front disk read drums, no ABS. Master cylinder failed, installed a new master and the brakes worked fine but the lid leaked. Replaced again and bled the brakes (after bench...
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