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Re: [oletrucks] Brake pull (head scratcher of the week)

To: vstrazzabosco@yahoo.com, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Brake pull (head scratcher of the week)
From: ADvent@thuntek.net
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 07:28:47 -0600
I would inspect all the brake pipes by disconnectoning the lines at both ends 
and blow through it. If there is a restriction in the line, you will know it. 
Also, I have seen where a wheel cylinder was not completely frozen, but would 
only function a
little. Either because of pitting and the fluid bypasses the cylinder's rubber 
piston seal or one of the pistons move and the other does not. I would do a 
closer inspection of those cylinders. Ten years can do a lot of hidden damage.

Bob Day wrote:

> Truckers,
> My '53 GMC is pulling to the left, most of the time. I have taken apart both 
>wheels and cleaned, lubed,
> and adjusted them. I blead the system. I even adjusted the wheels so the 
>right one grabs a little earlier than the left one.
> This truck sat for 10 years,should I just order new shoes? Could I have a bad 
>rubber line? (how do you test?)
> The backing plates are tight.
> The wheel cylinders are not frozen.
> The alignment is fine.
> Springs and hardware appear ok
> Suggestions?
> Thanks!
> PS Just had my vacuum wiper motor rebuilt by a guy in NY state. Great job for 
>$58. (and I always fix EVERYTHING myself, but he has the parts) Very good job. 
>I will forward the info if interested.(No connection with me, just a satisfied 
> Bob Day
> sub53@Nantucket.net
> Picking with "Eelgrass"
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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