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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1957 CDV Brake Job - Assistance
« Last post by Willits on Today at 12:29:38 AM »
Maybe try this:

1.) disconnect and plug the line from the booster and then bleed the booster.
2.) reconnect the line from the booster start with the farthest wheel ( right rear) then left rear, right front and finally left front.

Reply 10 here:

http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/index.php?topic=118179.0
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1957 CDV Brake Job - Assistance
« Last post by jfaurschou on Yesterday at 11:04:09 PM »
Well, I had my son help me bleed them the old fashioned way yesterday... Spent about 2 hours going through the whole process (multiple times). Each time it gets a bit better, but not enough to feel safe driving it yet. Both bleeders on the booster have fluid pump out when the  pedal is pumped. And I can tell the fluid is moving through the lines as I'm checking and keeping the fluid reservoir filled as it get's low with each bleed. I'm just baffled, from my understanding the way this type of brake system should work is you should have pressure regardless of the working order of the booster, so it make me think the MC is still not fixed.. I was hoping to have her put back together this weekend as the weather will be perfect for cruising, but alas I think she's in for a long winters nap trying to figure this one out.
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And under the foam into the cotton batting, here are my mice nests.
I think I will need to replace my coil springs thin metal with corrosion from mouse mess is not worth saving.
My next steps are to finish stripping everything, powder coat the frames, and rebuild foam.  I want a good base for test fitting the new covers.
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I stripped the front seat back today. This was the part I was worried would be the most complicated. On a more modern car the front seat back is a completely enclosed envelope. Making the pattern very precise for the fit. But it turn out the back was two completly separate pieces. Making the cover very simple.

My foam wax in decent shape but since it is very flat( only needing to add side  faces) I will remake it with new foam.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1957 CDV Brake Job - Assistance
« Last post by walt c on October 22, 2018, 09:10:51 AM »
Speed bleeders are essentially a "check valve" that will allow brake fluid to pass in one direction only....good addition for any/every brake system....walt...tulsa,ok
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1957 CDV Brake Job - Assistance
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on October 22, 2018, 08:17:44 AM »
What are speed bleeders?

Regards,

Bob K
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For Sale Parts and Cars / Re: '61 / '62 Cadillacs for Sale
« Last post by 6262 on October 22, 2018, 07:37:25 AM »
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1957 CDV Brake Job - Assistance
« Last post by Willits on October 22, 2018, 12:20:23 AM »
Same for me with the vacuum pump.   I've never had any luck using it.    I put speed bleeders on mine so I can bleed the brakes without a helper.   
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1957 CDV Brake Job - Assistance
« Last post by South_paw on October 21, 2018, 05:41:34 PM »
Same results here with a vacuum bleeder. Didn't work. Had to do it with my wife pumping the pedal. God she hates do that chore.  ;D
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General Discussions / Re: Looking for front and rear seat covers to borrow
« Last post by Clewisiii on October 21, 2018, 03:46:33 PM »
The seat back panel is foamed channels sewn directly to a hard board material. Because of this it must be seen with a long arm sewing machine.

I think my long arm machine at work is 25 inches. Should be enough for this.
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