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Old 08-04-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hydraulic brakes

I have a 1989 Ford B7000 w/ Cat 3208 diesel, Wayne body school bus with hydraulic brakes. After replacing broken section of brake line and gravity bleeding to the final connection point at the rear axle, I can't find wheel cylinders to bleed out. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as I am in a desperate hurry to get it moved.
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:44 PM   #2
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I can't help you much, but a Ford of that vintage probably has the Lucas-Girling style of hydraulic brakes. Use that search term on Google and you may have some luck...
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'll check it out. I also took pictures today. Can't get them to load.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:27 PM   #4
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Thanks. I'll check it out. I also took pictures today. Can't get them to load.
It's a noob thing... You gotta post some more, to prove you're not a spammer or bot.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:40 PM   #5
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Gotcha. Thanks.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:29 PM   #6
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A guy that knows brakes showed up at his construction worksite, where my bus is and showed me what I needed for the moment. He didn't know if it is Lucus Girling or not. But it is air over hydraulic or visa versa.

Two new problems! One problem I'll post separately as it doesn't pertain to brakes. But the first section of brake line coming off the master cylinder is broken. It's metal off the master, with a section of rubber, followed by metal again which is where the brake is. Any suggestions on finding a replacement?
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There should not be any plain rubber in any hyrdo brake line. Steel all the way or approved steel reinforced flex line.
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:01 PM   #8
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I took a picture so I could look at it. It's a rubber hydro section crimped at each end. The metal sections are flexible metal line. The guy helping me said it looked like a factory install for flex between chassis and suspension.
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