Brakes locking on - flex hoses?
I went to do my first drive around the block with our new 68, and...it wouldn't budge. After letting it sit for about 20 minutes, I started it up again and didn't touch the brakes...and it rolled just fine. As soon as I hit the brakes, it locks up and won't release.
I figured the flex hoses were the likely culprit. I think it's the rear one, as there was no sliding marks from the front wheels, only one rear wheel was trying to dig a hole. I was only able to get the front hoses, the rear is on order.
I managed to get the RF flex hose replaced and bled, but it wasn't pretty. I'd like to smack the engineer who designed the front wheel cylinders. Who decided it was a good idea to aim the bleeder valve at the spindle so you can't get a socket on it? And the flex hose isn't much better.
I knew I was in trouble with the LF when I couldn't get the @*#$(& lugnuts off. I'm not sure what PO used on them, but...it took a few good smacks with a 5lb sledge on the wrench to get them to budge. After fussing with the flex hose for about an hour, I gave up. I think I'm going to punt and cut the hose off near the wheel cylinder, and use a deep socket to get to the flats. I had no luck with the wrench, and was starting to round it off (and I can't find my 5/8 flare wrench for some reason) so I stopped.
Is there a better way to getting a wrench on the bleeder and flex hose fittings?
Pat - 68 Camaro Coupe -
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