Okay, please be gentle with me as this isn't the ideal situation for me and my car. My first and most pressing issue I'm having is with the brakes, along with a host of other issues but I'm starting with this one so I can move the damn thing back into storage for winter.
*Edit: It's a 69 RS 302 Camaro, drum brakes all around I believe. No, I don't know how long it's been since anything had been done with the brake system, atleast 5 years. But it's barely been driven in that time. My dad was never big on letting me help with anything cause well, dad's know what they're doing I guess.*
I guess alittle back story would help, or not. Not sure. Here's the short version. And they may not be related, but anyway.
Dad built car over the course of 10 years, finally got Mom to put it in my name about 5 years ago, right before my dad had a stroke (thank God, she probably would have sold it). After the stroke dad couldn't explain to me how to work on it, so I put it into storage.
Fast forward 5 years later, dad passed two years ago, my husband away in January leaving me a single mom with 3 kids under 8, and I go to get the car out of storage, to try to have something to find alttle happiness in all the crap I'm going through.
Find out the brake lights aren't working, then there's a battery problem. I'm assuming the brake lights were shorted causing the battery problem, as I had to replace the brake switch but that hasn't fixed the battery problem. I came to find out that my dad in all his wisdom, used putty to build up a bump on the brake pedal to compress the brake switch all the way in, that had worn away, presumably causing the switch short and battery problem. I can't move the switch out any further, so I've been creative trying to find a solution for the brake switch compression problem.
Now when I step on the brake though, the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor and the brake light comes on in the dash, and it's not fun to stop. I've checked the fluid and it isn't low, nor does there appear to be any leakage.
Obviously once I realized there was a problem I stopped driving it. However, I'm a novice when it comes to this stuff but paying someone is just not going to happen. Any suggestions on diagnosing the problem would be helpful, so I can figure out a solution from there to atleast get it back into storage for winter.
Thanks in advance.