Need Advice on '65 Barracuda Brakes...

Brakes for your Classic Mopar

  1. eekvonzipper

    eekvonzipper Jack Of All Trades and Master of Many!

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    So, it pulls hard to the right... Started the Bleed Process. No Fluid to Rear, at All.
    Okay, I'm thinking Collapsed Line from the Frame to the Rear End. Moving On...
    No Brakes on Drivers Front, Opened it up and it's Soaked with Fluid.
    No Problem, Two New Wheel Cylinders for the Front, (Napa here I come)
    at this point I'd be happy with just the front working til the next round...
    So, thinking everything is in order, I start to bleed the new front cyl's...
    Now, No Fluid to the right side that was previously working but the drivers side is now fine?
    Pedal does Not go down when you bleed the rear or the right side.
    So did I collapse lines or do I have a Prop Valve problem?
    Can the P Valve really stop the fluid from getting to the two different places at once?
    Where do I start from this point?

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    Krooser Reform School Graduate

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    Replace your brake hoses... They look good on the outside but not inside
     
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    • eekvonzipper

      eekvonzipper Jack Of All Trades and Master of Many!

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      They Look pretty bad on the outside too actually...
      Just Ordered them from O'Reilly Auto for $13 dollars each...
      Will they fix it it? I'm not sure.
       
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    • circlepilot

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      What Krooser said! Had the same problem on my 65 after it had sat for 26 years. Change them all, front and rear.
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      • eekvonzipper

        eekvonzipper Jack Of All Trades and Master of Many!

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        Any Experience with Problem Equalizer Valves or No?
         
      • pishta

        pishta I know I'm right....

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        65 didnt come with any prop valve, just a distribution block (4 port manifold) off the single pot MC. 1 in/2 fronts out and a rear out. Brake lines can delaminate and swell inside. Buddy took his bosses Ferrari F40 out for its quarterly spin around the block and he came back dragging the left front wheel all the way down the parking lot. Brake line just swelled shut under pressure! We cut it in half and it was a solid rod of what used to be rubber. "Hey NAPA, you got a front left brake hose for an '87 Ferrari F40? ......no? OK. Try Autozone? sure...thanks..."
         
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        • eekvonzipper

          eekvonzipper Jack Of All Trades and Master of Many!

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          I cut open the right side line, then she sprayed like a Rhino!
           
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          When you replace these lines, remove your old line and press the pedal down once. It should go down to the floor. This will tell you if your issue is further upstream. Good luck with your project.
           
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          • eekvonzipper

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            All done! Thank You Guy's! So, I had Two Collapsed Lines Front Right and Rear, Replaced All Three. Replaced All the Hard Lines and All four Wheel Cylinders. Distribution Block was a Non-Issue and the Master Cyl is good. I Did All the Shoes and Springs while I was in there.
            I probably spent around $200 all told, but we're good now and It Was Worth It! Thanx Again!!
             
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