This is STILL fun.
40 hours into paint prep and way more to go.
---- Peter C <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> OK.. between not minding our store properly and writing emails, I've
> been working on a 63 Karmann Ghia intended for my daughter.
> Just now I was replacing the brake hoses because even with new
> cylinders, shoes, master, the brakes suck... even get stuck. So, I'm
> under the car on my back with a MAPP torch heating the fitting so it
> will come loose. BANG The hose exploded in my face like a gunshot,
> and the hose end barely missed me. I'm gathering myself right now,
> but hey... be careful out there. The hose had collapsed enough that
> even with one end undone, it was able to store enough heat to blow
> apart in the middle. Bust strength my ass...
> OK back to it.
> Peter C
> At 12:30 PM 7/30/2008, Paul Baker wrote:
> >It has Goodridge stainless hoses fitted and new return springs.B B
> >However, I
> >just gotB my son to push the brake pedal while I watched the pushrodB and it
> >is clear that theB pushrodB is not being released by the master cylinder.B
> >what is holding it in?
> >Paul Baker
> >Anyhow, as mentioned above, the flex hoses
> >might well be failing. Probably
> >should be replaced "just because" anyway.
> >Also might want to check to be
> >sure the brake pedal IS returning all the way
> >every time. There is a
> >measurement for freeplay. The spring inside the
> >footwell is OK?
> >David Lieb
> >1972 1960 1974 1973
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