Douglas E FreshParticipantNovember 14, 2022 at 2:18 pmPost count: 257
Franz or Pat,
Do you guys bench bleed master cylinders before installation? Ive been reading up and both have their camps so I figured id ask you guys.
Also, on my bus i have the freeway flyer transmission with 69 axles (may want to double check with Franz) and need to replace rear axle seals. Silly question but i assume i just get rear axle seals for a 69 beetle?? thanks
D-FranzModeratorNovember 14, 2022 at 3:10 pmPost count: 5280
67 beetle axles
And I don’t normally bench bleed. Because we use a vacuum bleeder to suck fluid through the system before the pedal is pressed.
I’m most careful to not press the pedal on a dry master because it can flip or damage the seals.John JonesModeratorNovember 18, 2022 at 6:06 amPost count: 10781
Never bench bled a master in my whole life 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎Douglas E FreshParticipantNovember 21, 2022 at 2:40 pmPost count: 257
As always thanks for the good info.
Franz, I hate to ask such a a seemingly simple question, but after replacing the rear axle seals on my bus I began to put in mew brake hardware. I fear I may have purchased the wrong combo of cylinders/shoes because it feels as though the shoes are hitting the back plate. Am I still using the Type 1 backplate? I looked back through pics and the day the trans came in it says it used T-1 brakes. Anyway, if you were replacing the brakes on the back of my bus which hardware would you buy? thanks. Ill bring beer by the shop next time I come through
D-FranzModeratorNovember 21, 2022 at 6:55 pmPost count: 5280
You’ll want to measure the width of the original brake shoes to determine the year.
Do the backing plates have holes to access the adjusters star nuts(68+)?FranzModeratorNovember 22, 2022 at 9:48 amPost count: 5280Douglas E FreshParticipantNovember 22, 2022 at 1:29 pmPost count: 257
Franz, Took a Pic of the backing plate while home at lunch. No Holes in the backing plate which guess means earlier style. Old brakes were 1 3/16 wide and the ones I bought were 1 9/16.
I ordered the parts before I tore things apart and if memory serves me I ordered the wider type 3 brake shoes and cylinder because in my mind I thought we had done that when it was installed. Apparently it was just thing drums.
I included a pic of the new shoe just so you could see what I bought.
Me thinks I should smoke less and pay more attention when at the shop! And as always, thanks guys for answering the dumb questions
D-Douglas E FreshParticipantNovember 22, 2022 at 1:31 pmPost count: 257
So if I read the chart correctly i should purchase 65-67 rear….correct?
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