Test Drive

There haven’t been many posts in the last few weeks because there really hasn’t been much to post about.  I had been chasing down a brake problem that’s haunted me for the last month.  The front brakes bled just fine but the rear seemed impossible to bleed.  The master cylinder and brake lines were new.  In desperation I tried replacing the rear calipers which were about 10 years old anyway.  I also replaced the proportioning valve.  With the entire brake system brand new, still no rear brakes.  As it turns out I mistakingly bought a master cylinder for rear drum brakes from Summit.  Unfortunately Summit doesn’t carry the master cylinder I needed so I went Napa.  With the correct master cylinder, brakes bled just fine.  I actually still had time to take it for a slow test drive.  It was the first time the car had seen the road in about two years.  Everything seemed to work fine so far.

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