When I rebuilt the master brake cylinder on my '66 I also installed what
looks like a one-way valve of sorts inside the big chamber that the brake
line screws into (do you follow?). It came with the kit and it was the
only place I could figure that it went.
I just started driving the car and noticed that the brakes got
progressively tighter with use until I could feel that the brakes had
pressure even without touching the pedal. After a while the pressure
would presumably subside and the car would roll freely again.
Last night I removed the little one-way valve gismo and tried the brakes.
They seem to operate normally without the pressure build up. A) Do I
need this part? B) Did I install it correctly? C) Will I crash, die
and burn in Roadster hell for all eternity for removing it?
Thanks for the help!
PS: Stan Wada - is your Datsun/Buick/Rover running yet??
Arthur R. Rockwell
North Hollywood, CA