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    Thanks. Hoping everyone has a great Christmas. I too love all vintage cars and as I acquire them it's great to learn how to fix all of the issues they have then enjoy them out on the road again. I'm bleeding and installing the master tomorrow but saving the brake system bleeding and adjusting for Christmas day. Some good brother bonding fun. Afterwards a good feast followed by a 100 foot burnout on a freshly paved country road nearby and a proper testing of the brakes should round off the day. A safe and healthy Holiday Season to all.

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    Oh here it comes-stuck throttle, faulty brakes, leaky fuel filter, electric pump, hot manifold, crash, fire, no seat belt/harness----------

    You got a lot of issues that you don't seem to have a handle on-please be careful of what you do--------------
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    Ever the optimist eh? lol..
    But he's right of course, be safe in the testing of the brakes, the holiday season would be an awful time to have the car wrapped in a tree!

    Oh, if you do get the 100 foot burnout going... video evidence will be required!
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    Couldn't get this site to come up yesterday. Anyway the brakes are all fine now. I'll admit that I didn't do everything mentioned the first time. A new master cylinder which looked more like the original and not with brake line adapters was installed. All brakes bled and adjusted with the wheels on and man what a difference. Only about an inch of play in the peddle and not much travel after that when applying the brakes. Still hate the manual effect but for now at least I can stop the car. I did 3 Christmas burnouts in everyone's honor shortly after we finished and seeing the big grin on my Brother's face as we blasted down the road was a great finish to a magical Christmas. Thanks again everyone and Happy New Year to all.
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