a thought on this. ocasionally rear wheel cylinder pistons get literally
stuck. and at amusing times without any forewarning the break free and
will yeild an odd "pop" kind of sound. my '60 saab race car uses an
alarming number of spridget brake hydraulics! i have periodic rear wheel
cylinder piston sticking , from the car sitting for periods of time between
events. the car does not exhibit any odd brake pull to either right or
left! but i can hear the "pop" when it happens! no leaks! on both
spridgets and old saabs the rear brakes are not very effective. not like
the front ones are! the best function the work for is the parking brake.
obviously brakes are very importaint and i strongly sugest you pull all 4
wheels just to examine all of the hydraulics first hand to emsure you are
not having a serious problem wich could result in the car and you being
be safe , be FAST! ;)
(ya did see i used some capitol letters....right? ;) )
one more thought! a long time ago , in some car owner manuals there was a
recomended flush , bleed procedure for the hydraulic systems! i've
mentioned this in the past. while you have the car jacked up and on
safety stands , attempt to change out the fluid! you'll be amazed at the
color it has aquired and the dirt it has conveyed into the container you
are bleeding that old fluid into! c. with our race morgan it gets bled
out after evry event! while in my saab , bugeye and sports racer , i use
silicone fluid and do not bleed or flush the systems.
> [Original Message]
> From: Jim Johnson <email@example.com>
> To: Spridget List <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Midget Sprite Group
> Date: 4/27/2007 1:05:19 PM
> Subject: Brakes acting funny...
> Question for the assembled Wizards of Spridgetry...
> Recently, the brakes on my 1968 Midget began acting funny. It got
> really firm one day when I was out driving and made an audible "click"
> at the bottom of the stroke that you can actually feel through the
> pedal. When I got it home (maybe 3 miles) I discovered that the fluid
> in the master cylinder was really low. I topped it up and pumped the
> pedal really good but there was no subsequent change in fluid level.
> There are still brakes, but not as good as they should be and the
> click continues.
> So.... What's happening here? Do I need to bleed the brakes or what?
> Jim - 68 Midget in Dodge City
> 1964 R60/2 BMW
> 1968 MG Midget
> 1976 R90/6 BMW
> 1990 K100LT BMW