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About M1842

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  1. I have been redirected to doing inside tasks by SWMBO so have not been able to follow through on all the helpful suggestions on the bleed process. I did buy a new master cylinder that is still sitting in its box. It's tempting to go ahead and replace the brake lines as they appear to be original or if replaced it was done several decades ago. Merry Christmas! Mark
  2. These images can be digitized quite easily with a flat bed scanner and the right film holder. It would be like scanning a strip of negatives except these are positives and you wouldn't have to reverse the colors like you would for a negative. Mark
  3. This is a photo my grandfather took at a CCC camp in Western Nebraska in the mid to late 30's. There was some kind of tree planting ceremony that he also photographed. The camp planted thousands of trees in what is now a state forest. Grampa was the camp doctor.
  4. Its a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart has a lot of 20s, 30s, and 40s vintage cars/trucks throughout.
  5. Had to look around, found this one of the family packing up the old 1960 Olds 98 for the trip home from San Antonio. Think I am in the car :). Mark
  6. Looked at Bullitt and besides Steve McQueen's Mustang there are lots of 40s - 60s cars shown on the streets of San Francisco.
  7. yes, just checked the valve, no problem there.
  8. OK, I taped the threads on the bleeder valve and it certainly tightened up the vacuum. I can build up 8 PSI but nothing comes out the hose, the hose "pops" when I disconnect it. I think I will go ahead and disconnect the pipe and pressure test that. Is it possible the bleeder valve is made incorrectly? I try and test that too. Mark
  9. Going to look for my PTFE tape, it's on the work bench..... somewhere.
  10. I ended up tapping the strut in with a rubber hammer. Seems like there are a dozen ways (that look the same) to put the brakes together but only one where everything works!
  11. Tank, I have not yet rebuilt/replaced the master cylinder. It seemed to be working without any leaking. though I am rethinking my decision to not mess with it. On my 51 Chevy, I replaced everything except the brake pedal and the MightyVac started pulling fluid through the system to the wheel cylinders right away. I was somewhat concerned when I disconnected the brake line there was no trace of fluid at the connection or in the cylinder. Mark
  12. I thought I was finally in the clear till I hooked up my vacuum pump to the bleeder valve and started pumping. First I tried building up vacuum and then opening the bleeder valve. Then I tried opening the valve and pumping for quite awhile. Neither method produced any brake fluid in the collection jar. I am starting to think I have a internal blockage in the right rear brake line. I have done this before on a 51 Chevy and not had this problem. I bought a set of 4 wheel cylinders off eBay a year ago and I am starting to think that was a mistake. The RR cylinder has a 10mm bleeder valve and the LR has a 3/8' bleeder. I am also having problems reinstalling the parking brake strut, it is like there is not enough space between the bottom of the wheel cylinder and the axle. The cylinders are made in China.
  13. I got my set of 8pt sockets today and with an 18" breaker bar, the filler plug started unscrewing. I couldn't get a good angle on the square head to use adjustable wrenches. The 8 pt 3/4" socket did the job! Thanks for the tip. Mark
  14. Didn't know about the 4/8 point sockets, Good to know!
  15. I was using a standard 12 pt socket. I was thinking a 6 pt might work better. I do have an adjustable wrench or two around.