> Ok, so I just picked up my 1979 Spitfire today! I am very excited.
> I think that I need a new master cylinder. Sometimes when I press the
> pedal there is no pressure--then when I pump it a few times, I gain
Could be time for a new/rebuilt cylinder. But from what you describe, it
might be worth doing two things first:
1. Adjust the rear brakes...and then, if that doesn't help,
2. Bleed the entire system.
A half-hour's time and a bit of brake fluid might save you a whole bunch of
money. And unless you know the brake fluid's been flushed recently, this is
probably a good idea regardless.
*Mrs Irrelevant: Oh, is it a jet?
*Man: Well, no ... It's not so much of a jet, it's more your, er,
Triumph Herald engine with wings.
-- Cut-price Airlines Sketch, Monty Python's Flying Circus (22)