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As I recall, there is a sequence to bleeding the system and first couple of bleed points are the booster.  You have to get the high elevation air out first.

David
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How do you bleed the circuit? Manually (pumping with the brake pedal) or with a bleeder?
As you certainly saw, the booster must be bled too. Do you get brake fluid when you open one of both bleeding screw at the booster while pushing on the brake pedal?
It could be that the booster was improperly rebuild; difficult to see on the PC!
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General Discussions / Re: Out of the Blue
« Last post by 62 Coupe on Yesterday at 10:00:31 PM »
Wayne, how you doing? How's the flipper?

The guy must have messed up reading his short hand fro the notes he took. I mentioned I had put Hydro-boost in from a 2003 Silverado and he must have just written down boost. no turbo on Carmen.
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General Discussions / Re: Out of the Blue
« Last post by 62droptop on Yesterday at 09:42:05 PM »
awesome Dan,always to see your car in print,and unexpected even better,but either way it is WELL deserved as Carmen is a masterpiece!


when was the silverado turbo added?
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General Discussions / Re: Had both of my cars out yesterday.
« Last post by 62droptop on Yesterday at 09:26:24 PM »
Jim, I must say you have a very nice pair!

glad to see you came to the dark side and bought a 62 as well as your sweet 61
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / 1957 CDV Brake Job - Assistance
« Last post by jfaurschou on Yesterday at 09:17:51 PM »
So I was in need of a brake job on my '57 CDV. I knew the MC was going out, it was leaking fluid from the boot, so I knew it was compromised and probably needed to be re-sleeved.  So I removed the old Master Cylinder and Sent it off to  a shop here locally, they deal specifically in older cars, brakes, steering and other components. They came highly recommended. The Master Cylinder was cleaned, re-sleeved with a stainless steel insert and rebuilt to original specs. I got it home, installed it and proceeded to bleed the system based on the manual's directions. I bled the whole system, flushing out the old fluid until I got clean fluid in all cylinders and through the booster first, then re bled it to get any excess air out. He's the frustrating part, I'm not getting any pressure. Pedal goes right to the floor without any hint of the shoes engaging. I removed the MC once more, and bench bled it, and re did the whole process again of bleeding (minus flushing the old fluid out completely). Same results. I've scoured the internet and forums trying to find a solution and none seem to be found.
My next assumptions are:
Is the Brake booster bad and needs to be rebuilt?  I'm looking into this but I'm not exactly sure how to test these. The shop that rebuilt my MC can do this. 
Is there a leak somewhere I can't see? Can't tell as yet, but I'm constantly checking the lines and distribution blocks to see any leaks and none I can find currently.
Is the rebuilt MC not don't correctly? Again, hard to say, It seems to be functioning properly but this type of brake system, with separate MC and Boosters has got me confused.
Need to use a different brake fluid? Read to use DOT3, and that's what I've been using.

Any help or suggestions would be awesome, I've been lying on my back under the darn thing for the past two days pounding my head into the concrete, my wife is starting to get concerned...


Jared
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Polishing Sabers
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 10:14:58 AM »
Chrome sabres? Polish like you would anything chrome plated. Gold anodized? Don't touch em  :P :P :P   
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Saber wheels
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on Yesterday at 09:43:43 AM »
Interesting article Lou thanks for the link. I like the picture of the guys in front of the press must have been a rough environment to work in just looking at there work clothes.

Regards,

Bob Kielar
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Polishing Sabers
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on Yesterday at 08:58:18 AM »
Bought some Sabers any tips on polishing them such as brand of polish and technique would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Bob Kielar
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