Tranny leak cured, onto the brakes

Greetings all!
Last summer My transmission suddenly dumped all the gear oil. Somewhere I had a major leak. About the same time, my brakes started to hang up like they do with old rubber brake lines. It turned out to be the master cylinder so I rebuilt it and all was good. But with the tranny issue, testing the new master on the road didn't happen until Last week when I discovered that the tranny leak was from the drain plug on the bottom. It had come loose and dropped to the floor. A small mirror and a flashlight helped find that problem.
So now with the leak fixed, I took her to a local lake for a swim. On the way there, I could feel the pedal firming up as I braked. I got to the lake and all rims were hot from the brakes sticking. I know the problem isn't with the rubber brake lines as they have been replaced. I suspect it's the master that is the cause. I didn't flush the lines when I rebuilt the master and wonder if a dirt particle could be holding the plunger in thus applying the brakes.
Any thoughts on a cure would be much appreciated.
Hope all is well!

Brian Crombie
Faribault, mn.
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
This is a common thing that happens with Amphicars, and can happen at any time not just when doing repairs.
A few years ago at swim in in Penns. Ina' from NJ was driving back to camp after 20 mile trip when her car got slower and slower till finaly it locked up.,. othe cars stopped and with a few primitive tools and Chuck chucks small hands we were able to de-lossen the brake rod behind the master..
then on we went till the next car Vapour locked
I sent a article in to the club newletter on brakes a few years ago but they never printed it.
Gord
 
Thanks guys for the feedback. I took her out yesterday and drove about five miles braking a lot, trying to mimick the problem. Had no issues but I like the idea of adjusting the piston. We'll Make the adjustment tonight.
Nice vid and article Mark. Did you awaken your sleeping beauty this spring?

Brian Crombie
Faribault, mn.
 
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