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Re: I've got brakes!!!

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Subject: Re: I've got brakes!!!
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 14:09:26 -0800
The big question is, why does it need a servo in the first place? The old
non-boosted single MC stops a B just fine. I don't see why a light car like
that would need power brakes at all.

My other car weighs 3200+ lbs, and has non-boosted, 4-piston disc brakes.
Admittedly, with a lot more pedal effort than the B. But the original owner
was a 5-foot-tall, middle-aged female.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 2/8/06 8:39 AM, Paul Hunt at wrote:

> After having bled the brakes a number of times on both my roadster and V8
> over the years I have never had to do what you describe.  However it isn't
> straight-forward, simple pumping or use of a Gunsons EeziBleed always leaves
> a long pedal that pumps-up but sinks again after being released for a couple
> of seconds.  I have found that after 'normal' bleeding I have to get someone
> to stand on the pedal while I rapidly open and close each caliper nipple in
> turn.  This *always* blasts out an extra bit of air that low-pressure
> bleeding didn't, and always returns the pedal to what it should be.  Quite a
> bit easier than turning the servo round and back.
> PaulH.

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