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Old 09-14-2021, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Speed bleeders for 1949 F1

just getting ready to bleed my brake lines, I would appreciate any input for using Speed Bleeder for this project.

Or other alternatives would be helpful.

First time doing this process......

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Old 09-14-2021, 03:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Speed bleeders for 1949 F1

The only "speed bleeder" I am familiar with are 'Speed bleeders' which replace the (4) bleeders with a new design bleeder that allows one person to bleed the brakes using the pedal.
They work great.
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: Speed bleeders for 1949 F1

If you have replaced your wheel cylinders, check the bleeder screw threads carefully. Mine are metric. :-(
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:51 PM   #4
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Default Re: Speed bleeders for 1949 F1

I installed the speed bleeders on my 39 Coupe. They work great. I purchased mine direct from Speed Bleeders.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:23 PM   #5
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I have them on my 48. They’re the only way to go in my opinion. Makes bleeding brakes literally painless and quick. Not to mention a one person job.
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Old 09-14-2021, 11:28 PM   #6
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Looking to purchase a set. Can a part No be supplied or the specs ie 3/8" x 24 x 1/1/2"?
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No PN , but repco and super cheap sell the one man bleeder kit .As i imagine do Napa and autozone and O’Reilly’s Works like a charm . Mechpro one man bleeder kit. No need to change the wheel cylinder bleeders ,i dont profess to know the “speed bleeders”. Mechpro is Kinda like a hollow golf tee and a bottle with a magnet . never had it fail on my own ,over numerous cars bled .
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Another vote for "Speed Bleeders".
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jtminor: This thread will answer your questions.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...speed+bleeders
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Old Yesterday, 08:30 AM   #10
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They work great on my 53' Merc. Makes me wish I had done it years ago.

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Started to bleed brakes today, two guys method. Back brakes worked fine, no luck on the front. Front brakes only - new brake cylinders and shoes, re-surfaced drums. Nothing but air coming out of front when we tried to bleed.... what did I do wrong or what's happening, you guys will know..... Thanks
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Check fluid in master cylinder, could be drawing air if fluid is to low. Also check all your
connections for loose screws or flare nuts, and faulty flex hose.
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Default Re: Speed bleeders for 1949 F1

Having trouble determining how to fill MC I removed the top nut, do you have to remove the square nut also ?
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Having trouble determining how to fill MC I removed the top nut, do you have to remove the square nut also ?
Yes you do need to remove the square nut to refill the MC. When filling allow a small air space at top of MC to allow for expansion.
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Old Yesterday, 04:41 PM   #15
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Do you remove square nut from under the truck....?
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And you need to start over on the brake bleeding as there will be air in the lines. No way you can possibly bleed brakes without constantly checking the MC fluid level.
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any clue how to remove the square nut....? having trouble getting at it....thanks
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Any suggestion how to remove the square nut, I'm having trouble getting at it....
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Any suggestion how to remove the square nut, I'm having trouble getting at it....
If you have access to the fluid chamber thru the hole left after the hex bolt/plug is removed you can fill it thru there, you do not have to remove the squared cap/cover.
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Thanks , I will fill via that opening.....
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