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Re: MGC Brakes!!!!!!!

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Subject: Re: MGC Brakes!!!!!!!
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 12:10:55 -0700
Well, maybe you should test drive it before you take their word for it. 
Maybe they have forgotten what real brakes feel like (as opposed to 
overboosted "on-off' switches). Is this an LBC specialist or a Midas-type 
brake shop?

Mike Razor had this to say:

>I am not sure that the pedal is truly hard.  I gave up trying to bled and
>turned it over to a professional garage and they said it had a hard pedal.
>In review. I have had the servos and M/C rebuilt and now I am attempting to
>have the brakes bled and brought to an operational standard, as a daily
>Mike R
>Tom Boscarino wrote:
>> Don't know what you mean by the brakes are "real hard"? What parts were
>> replaced besides the boosters and m/c?
>> Bleeding the brakes is: 1. back left, 2. back right, 3. ftont right, 4.
>> front left. Do this several times until all the air is purged. When this
>> is done, it should take the "softness" out of the brakes and make them
>> hard.
>> Tom
>> Mike Razor wrote:
>> > Help!
>> > I can't get the brakes right, the professionals (the garage
>> > next door)
>> > can't get the brakes right.  We have the repair manual and
>> > the brakes are still real hard.  I have to assume they have
>> > bled the brakes correctly and that the rebuild has been done
>> > correctly as well.
>> > Can someone  provide a tep-by-step  on how to bled the brakes?
>> >
>> > Starting with:
>> > 1. Put new brake parts on.
>> > 2. Insert brake fluid.
>> > 3.  ..........
>> > Also, what else is there to look at?  Boosters/servos redone,
>> > M/C redone.
>> > What little thing do we need to do to get them right?
>> > The garage said when they bled the brakes they are still very
>> > hard.
>> > HELP!


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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