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Re: [VintageLambo] Re: need advice on bleeding brakes - 400GT

aaron arnold

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Hi Fred - Jerry said that the last time he tried to start the car, a month ago, the pedals both hit the floor, clutch and brake. He did mention having the brake master re-sleeved, but the car has been sitting for several years. I think the best thing to do is try the bleeding and watch everything closely.The good part about where I live is the open space and low traffic country roads to try it out. I think a set of deer whistles and a "brush guard" like Jack"s are in order :) Aaron ----- Original Message ----- From: lamboguy To: VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 2:16 PM Subject: [VintageLambo] Re: need advice on bleeding brakes - 400GT.. --- In VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com, "Aaron A. Arnold " wrote: > This will be the first thing I need to do when I pick up the 400GT > soon, Hi Aaron, What do you actually know about the car?Does it have soft brakes, no brakes, etc.Any info on the boosters?Were they ever rebuilt, was Jerry having problems with them, any info at all?Are they the stock Girlings? You probably know my opinion about the girling boosters by now, I think they can be darned dangerous.They can lock up when you come to a stop, or they can simply not work at all.I"d start by asking Jerry what he knows about the boosters and go from there. Mine were finally rebuilt properly by Karps: http://www.resleeve.com/ Until then they were very unpredictable, now (5 years later) quite dependable.But I"m still very cautious with them. Cheers, Fred

 

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