The master cylinder is holding brake fluid even with the bleed valves
removed from the calipers and rear brakes. The pedal (middle one) simply goes
the floor. I would think that fluid would leak if there was a break
somewhere. I'm suspecting there is a lot of air and the system needs primed
clogged. The car hasn't run for at least five years.
In a message dated 7/20/2005 8:35:22 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
I have never had much trouble bleeding my 72 B. Since none of the wheels
want to bleed, I would suspect the master cylinder or perhaps a leak that
prevents any pressure to build up. If the pedal is hard it may be a
blockage between the M/C and the front/back balancer that is mounted on the
driver's inside front fender.
Dave 72 B
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:03 PM
Subject: MGB Brake Bleeding Problem
> MGB experts:
> I can't get front or back brakes to bleed on the 72 MGB I acquired a
> ago. I did get fluid once I took the bleed valves out but after
> the calipers: no fluid. I haven't gotten any fluid to bleed from the
> brakes. How do I get the fluid to flow?
> Steve Hughes
> Gainesville, FL