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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 15, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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1969 camaro brakes

I am restoring a '69 camaro,everything is new on brakes; I am ready to bleed brakes for the first time the brake pedal will not go to the floor I have not added fluid yet; this is a power dish brake car I removed the master cyl;and pedal will not go to the floor;I can unhook from the the rod from the brake booster and it will go to the floor.I am thinking with, no fluid in lines,the pedal should go to the floor to start with am I right or wrong is the problem in the booster?? Help!!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 15, 08:27 AM
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Re: 1969 camaro brakes

Have you bench bled the master cylinder? Doing so is real helpful to purge the air out of it. I wouldn't worry about the "to the floor" concern, sounds normal to me. Crack one of the bleeder screws and try again.

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Re: 1969 camaro brakes

Sounds like your clevis rod is too long. It should be threaded for adjusting.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 15, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 camaro brakes

I have the rod adjusted as short as it will go & the pedal will not go to the floor.I have put master cyl on other cars and the pedal always goes to the floor before I start bleeding them,but I have only restored a few 67-69 camaro but I thought they would go to the floor when I first start,
I do not want to pull brake booster back off until I know the rod is wrong.
I hope some one can tell me thanks Dennis
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 15, 02:53 PM
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Re: 1969 camaro brakes

There are two holes in the pedal for the clevis rod to attach too aren't there? Seems like one was for power brakes and the other without. Seems like the clevis rods are different lengths too.

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