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Old 06-07-2012, 12:52 AM   #81
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[quote=" Think "Blazing Saddles" and go for it![/quote]

"We'll pull a 7# on em!...... That's where we go a ridin into town, a whuppin and a whoppin every living thing within a inch of it life... except for the women and childern of course." truely a classic!
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #82
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Mongo like buses.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #83
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I've created a monster Ha!
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:40 AM   #84
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if your monster disobeys, you can always make another one...
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #85
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Ever have "one of those dayswell.

6:00 past time to stop! So far the last fix seems to be holding. Tommorrow I'll re-bleed the brakes and hopefully press on to try to start and run the bus.

BTW, much as I HATE HF, I did buy one of their do it yourself brake bleeders. (Item 92924). It requires air. It was about $30 so not their cheapest model but (MUCH AS I HATE TO ADMIT IT) it works real good. The biggest problem with these gizmos is that vaccuum leaks around the bleed fitting. I discovered that if you remove the bleed fitting before you start the bleed process and apply chassis lube to the threads, the system works much better. That is it for now--we'll see how tommorrow shapes up!
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Hey Trunt --- Here's hoping you don't wake up to a puddle bud! I haven't even touched the brake system on this old girl and freely admit to being gun-shy. Given that I hope to rebuild & live with the original set-up, it could get interesting.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #87
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Hey Tango, No problem with sticking with the original brakes but you night want to consider putting a "Hydrovac" or something in line to kind of modernize the feel and stopping ability of the olde stuff. All of the rebuild parts you might need to stay original are as you know readily available.
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The main reason I like air brakes, no mess. Seems like the brake fluid just disappears into thin air.
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Hope today is better for you and you can get on to something fun. Brake work just sucks.
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Roger the Hydrovac Trunt. This old girl came with one which I hope to be able to retain & adapt to the rebuilt system. I can't imagine how much leg it would take to work the massive brakes on this puppy without some boost. I am looking for a dual pot master cylinder that is sized correctly though. That's one thing in the original system I will NOT live with. Been there, done that on a '66 Furd pickup that sprang a leak. When one wheel goes...they all go. Exciting yes...fun...not. One original piece of braking hardware I do want to keep is the driveline brake. Big ol' shoe around a drum on the driveshaft at the back of the transmission. In an original Drivers Handbook I saw a while back, the maker advised drivers to use it as the primary brake when descending hills and only apply the wheel brakes "as needed to complete a controlled stop". Makes one helluva parking brake too.
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