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Old 03-24-2016, 10:00 AM   #1
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brake bleeder problem on 66'

Bleeding my brakes on the 66' (drums) . Rears done, moved to fronts, here's the problem. The bleeder screw is so close to the spindle C that you can not get a wrench on it. The wheel cylinders are NAPA brand, bleeders are metric (10 MM imagine that) Has anybody ran into this problem ?
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:10 PM   #2
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Re: brake bleeder problem on 66'

Have you tried taking your old bleeder and putting it in the new cylinder ? I've done that before and it worked
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:25 PM   #3
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Re: brake bleeder problem on 66'

unfortunatly I don't have those any more. Do they make extra long bleeders ? I looked at NAPA's web site, but couldn't really tell if their is a differance in length.
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Re: brake bleeder problem on 66'

I have had this problem before. I was able to use a 1/4" drive 10mm metric deep socket.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:36 AM   #5
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Re: brake bleeder problem on 66'

Same problem here and I didn't want to re-use my old rusty ones. Searched all the parts stores and the only one who had any was O Reilly's. H9401-2, pack of two for $3.59. They are identical to originals, about 1 1/2" overall length.
Worked great using a 10mm brake bleeder wrench!
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Re: brake bleeder problem on 66'

Thanks Rolland - now if I can get mine out without taking everything apart. But it looks like the right side has a little more room than the left.
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Same problem here and I didn't want to re-use my old rusty ones. Searched all the parts stores and the only one who had any was O Reilly's. H9401-2, pack of two for $3.59. They are identical to originals, about 1 1/2" overall length.
Worked great using a 10mm brake bleeder wrench!
I ordered a set of these. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:03 PM   #8
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Re: brake bleeder problem on 66'

I ended up ordering the russell speed bleeders from summit in the same size.
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I ended up ordering the russell speed bleeders from summit in the same size.
Do you remember the part number?
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Re: brake bleeder problem on 66'

http://www.russellperformance.com/mc/speed-bleeders/
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