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    Can anyone tell me if theres a device I can buy to pressurize the power brake master cylinder on my 65 to get all the air out of the brake system?
    I've rebuilt/replaced all the components but I can tell that there's still air in the system.

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    Only ways I know of.....vacuum systems that suck on the bleeders, or have someone push the pedal down or gravity bleed

    those are the ways I know of how to do it. Gravity bleed seems to work pretty good, just takes time, just don't let the MC run out of fluid.

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    Use speed bleeders, makes it a 1 man job.
    Dido on keeping the MC filled..

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    Google keywords: "pressure bleeder"

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    I recently read about one that pushes fluid from teh caliper to the MC.. looking for the article... Sorry not at thand but I saw pics adn it had a how to article that went with it.
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    Motive Products power bleeder (www.motiveproducts.com). Best $65.00 I ever spent on a tool - makes it a one-person 10-minute job to bleed stubborn Corvette brakes.


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    Hey John,
    What about the cap that screws onto my MC. Does that come with the kit or do I need to sacrifice one of my existing caps and modify it to attach to the bleeder unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUCKY13 View Post
    Hey John,
    What about the cap that screws onto my MC. Does that come with the kit or do I need to sacrifice one of my existing caps and modify it to attach to the bleeder unit?
    As I recall, their #1105 GM adapter will work on the '65-'66 Corvette power master cylinder; the fluid inlet hole spacing in the adapter fits within the spacing of the reservoir openings.

    I use a 6" C-clamp and a length of aluminum tubing to clamp the adapter to the master cylinder instead of the chain-and-wingnut arrangement they supply.


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    John,
    I have this tool and the c clamp is a great idea
    I have used the chain and wing nuts, it is clunky but does
    work and I paid a lot more than 65 for it.
    Thanks

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