Just did a master cylinder on a 1500 ('75)
I just installed it dry, with no nothing. Hooked up the lines to the
proportioning valve, and then filled the resevoir and let gravity feed the
lines for me. A bit messy, but it worked. I had previously made great
pains to ensure that the lines when disconnected stayed full from the
I then used a vacuum bleeder to suck brand new fluid to each wheel cylinder
(along with what air there was.
>From the angle of the dangle on the master cylinder (being somewhat uphill)
I presumed a self-bleeding master cylinder, although I cannot find that in
At any rate - I have about 1/2 inch of travel on the pedal and then it firms
up real nice over the next quarter inch.
'75 Spit (Sputter)(I'll have it on the road by summer or I'll know the
From: Huw Upshall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, July 12, 1999 5:01 PM
Subject: Bench Bleeding and Soft Top Installation
>First, how do you bench bleed a brake master cylinder?
>Second, I have never installed a soft top before, I have pretty good
>directions from the haynes manual but what is the black plate used for
>that is bolted onto the rear deck? (1500 model) ? There are three small
>holes for fasteners to be riveted on as well as two bolt holes. Does the
>soft top have fastners installed that then just stap onto the fasteners
>that are on the plate? Does the top get folded under the plate? Wassup??