I am at wits end after a weekend of rebuilding the front brake calipers on
my 1960 TR3A. The car sat too long and the calipers were all locked up when
I tried to drive it. So I pulled the calipers, cleaned them up, put new
gaskets and pistons in, put it all back together, and got a little better
result but not much better. So I then pulled the regulator valve apart, blew
it out, blew all the brake lines out, put it all back together, bled the
brakes, and now the left front caliper is still not releasing. Any ideas?
The only thing I have not tried is replacing the hose from the end of the
metal brake line to the caliper. Could this hose be causing the caliper to
not release? I just drove around town and by the time I got back from about
a three mile drive the front left brake was smoking, the left wheel was too
hot to touch, and the right wheel was almost too hot to touch.
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