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by Doug Hirkham
Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:34
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake pedal suddenly dropped very low
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

Re: Brake pedal suddenly dropped very low

Extremely important that you bleed at the pipes on the master as you tighten the fittings, otherwise you trap some air.
by Doug Hirkham
Wed 18 Jan 2017, 15:01
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: 74 Fairlane 500 disc pads wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: 74 Fairlane 500 disc pads wanted.

Rassie -

Got one set imported. Bought them for a customer who never came back. R450.00 inclusive.

Cheers,

Doug
by Doug Hirkham
Wed 11 Jan 2017, 14:35
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake pedal suddenly dropped very low
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

Re: Brake pedal suddenly dropped very low

Hi Kavesh - to isolate the problem, same old story. Put a vice grip on each rubber brake pipe and nip it closed. If your master cylinder is okay your pedal will be rock hard, and right at the top. Whilst sitting behind the wheel with your foot on the pedal get someone to remove the vice grips, one a...
by Doug Hirkham
Mon 19 Dec 2016, 13:45
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Why Rassie is slow.
Replies: 91
Views: 12880

Re: Why Rassie is slow.

Rassie, hou die bo kant blink! Have been following your problems and pray you'll come right soon. I've had kak with my legs for the past five or six years (circulation) - my vascular surgeon wanted to take them off, but I told him I'd grown attached to them and we must hang fire a bit. Have a lot of...
by Doug Hirkham
Wed 21 Sep 2016, 13:30
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Rear brakes

Firstly, lets get the brakes adjusted. Tighten the adjustment until the wheel locks solid - so that you can't turn it. Then loosen the adjuster until the wheel turns freely. Do the same on the other side. Use a vice grip to clamp the rear flexible hose - don't clamp it tight enough to damage it - ju...
by Doug Hirkham
Tue 20 Sep 2016, 12:25
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Rear brakes

Not too sure what you mean. What make of car is it, and are you just trying to adjust the brakes?
by Doug Hirkham
Thu 02 Jun 2016, 11:02
Forum: Technical
Topic: Master cylinder for '71 Ranchero
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Master cylinder for '71 Ranchero

What does (or doesn't) it do?

If you like give us a ring at (021)715-3889 and speak to Doug or Gary
by Doug Hirkham
Mon 18 Apr 2016, 14:45
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best Guy for Fibreglass Repair / Molding?.
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Best Guy for Fibreglass Repair / Molding?.

Phone Danny Oosthuizen at 05862-30138 - Harrismith Panel beaters. Tell him Uncle Doug sent you. Danny used to do closed circuit racing and all those guys use fibreglass.
by Doug Hirkham
Thu 17 Mar 2016, 14:29
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake pedal travel - not muscle car related
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: Brake pedal travel - not muscle car related

In your second post you mentioned that the problem is only at standstill. There's nothing wrong with your brakes - no air in system. If you push hard on the pedal at standstill you will get a bit of a mushy pedal feel, may even be able to push the pedal to the floor, whereas when you are moving and ...
by Doug Hirkham
Thu 17 Mar 2016, 10:23
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake pedal travel - not muscle car related
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: Brake pedal travel - not muscle car related

[quote/) My concern is that if I had to sit on the brake in an emergency it may not hold like I expect it to.[/quote]

If you had to stand on the brakes the ABS would take over and you would have a shuddering pedal with the best possible result.