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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Morning guys......

I'm going to use the sealer material for bleeder vales for sure. That was never mentioned before. I think I have a tube of that and will look today.

Hal.....I am using Speed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

PS - I'm using a very good vacuum pump that gives up to 25 lbs. of pressure and still no luck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

35 ....I may have to pull them all apart to check out the tab issue I can't resolve this. As far as the bleeding....I mist have filled the Master 50 times and started with right rear....I get bubbles...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Woodie.....

I have tried to adjust the new shoes the best I can to answer the question. What I have not done is adjust the new shoes so they touch the drum just enough for wheel not to turn and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Since the weather has been good I've tried a few more things with no luck at all ! I had it trucked down the my Buddy's shop and we'll see what he can do with it. Would sure love to be driving it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Glenn....printed out big and great !

Thx again...Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Glenn .....thx !

I worked on it all day yesterday and I'm having a hell of a time getting anything to happen. I don't know. I may take it to my Buddy's Shop and have him see what he can do.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Rock ....

Can you send me those photos a little larger. Very hard to read when printed and some areas don't come out well at all.

mikemead@charter.net

Thx....Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Rock ....thx for pages ! I'm using DOT 3 Fluid.

Alaska....I tried to bench bleed and was not very successful I'm sorry to say. That may be a big part of my problem. I have buddy looking into it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Rock......I turned drums, replaced shoes and wheel cylinders as well as the master cylinder. i'm getting fluid to each wheel, but will not bleed as they should. I will check the tabs out for sure.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Forty...... thx let me check that out.....also should I adjust the brake shoes out to touch the drums ? I'll buy the plugs today. May not work on it today as we got 2" of snow last night and it's 18...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By mike42
'40 Brake Bleeding

Still having a hell of a time getting brakes to bleed. I tried to look at past threads, but can't find this answer.

Did someone tell me to "adjust the brakes until shoes hit the drums and then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By mike42
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By mike42
1940 Ford Brass Fitting on Master Cyl.

I've been having a hard time bleeding the new wheel cylinders..... so today I pulled the Master out to check on a couple things. I never noticed this before and I don't know why, but the Brass...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By mike42
Re: Growling speedometer in 40 Ford

Steve.....

I had this happen once awhile ago. I found out that I either hit something or I hit it myself some how, but the plate that mounts to the frame has a couple of tabs you bend over to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

Coop.....you have "NO" idea how much trouble all these guys has gotten me out of ! It is sincerely appreciated.

My long time concern is....will the next generation be as creative and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

Tim....Bingo ! Chalk it up and saw the area.....sanded it down and drum slide right on. No probs !!

The bleeding now starts !

Thx !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

Tim....perfect thx ! Gotta go buy some chalk !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

Drum has no ridge and I can see that no matter where I move the top or bottom adjusters the drum just won't slide into place. I can see on the shoe lining where it's rubbing on the drum. Shoe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

38 ....I've retracted the anchors as far as they will go. The drum is stuck on now and have to use the hub puller this morning to get off. Ran out of time last night. I'm wondering if I need to grind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

Yes parking brake fully retracted. The other right rear went on easy, but the the drivers rear is really tight !

I’ll measure the lining thickness this morning.

Thx......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

I've adjusted all the cams so that there should be enough room for Drum to slide on, but it's way too tight and not sliding on very well. Am I missing something ?

Thx.....Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

Fordy..... will do.....raining right now and will go out to barn in awhile.

Thx
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
Re: '40 rear axle tapered spindle

Guys thx !! I'll use light emery and CRC "Original" to clean. I'll brass brush the keyway also.

I appreciate the help.

Thx...Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By mike42
'40 rear axle tapered spindle

Got my rear drum off with the special tool and as before it came off with a "pop" !

The spindle had some rust on it. Is it okay to take some fine emery cloth and clean up that spindle ? I know ...
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