Braking Action

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Ahite, Jun 18, 2001.

  1. Ahite

    Ahite Guest

    > Rod,

    I have two cars. One has a nice tight brake petal and the other car's brake
    petal travels about halfway down before I get any braking action.
    In my case I am reasonably sure the problem is not air in the lines. I have
    bled them many times trying to get the brakes to tighten up. Perhaps
    I have some weird air pocket somewhere that I can't access. Amphicar brakes
    need to be adjusted too. After confirming air isn't the problem,
    check the play between the brake shoes and the drums. I think I did that
    correctly too, but my problem persists. I know my brakes are working.
    It just takes a lot of effort (and travel). I've come to live with it. Let me
    know if you solve it.

    Arnold Hite
    Johns Island, SC

    > .
    > How far down should the brake pedal travel before you get some
    > stopping power out of it? Mine seems to go quite a ways before
    > anything happens.

    Had same problem, found rear brake hose had swollen closed, was using LMA
    brake fluid from England, same as my Met, but installing new hoses cured
    the problem.

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