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nearly killed....
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73 convert.2bbl cleveland,
So, I am running down the I 95 a few days ago,beautiful
FL fall day, top down, sons dog in front pass seat, cruising at 70 + ,such a great day I went past my exit on purpose.No probs.
I had noticed a few
drops of ? engine oil, or PS fluid on the garage floor over the last few outings-checked PS-fine. Went to the beach with family in 2 cars,Wednesday-dropped of my 3 and went to look for parking. On the way to beach, noticed pedal down a bit.
Turned to park and brake light bulb went on and I lost 95% of braking.
Crawled to my indy, 4pm....he found a burst(rusty?) rear brake line and a failed pressure switch. Had it fixed by the next day.
I thought...could have happened at 75mph, the other day---could have been killed.
Moral....check all new leaks....
Also, rear brake bulb(original ) is out, BTW, seems to have ? yellow paint on it but the glass is black with age....Is it a regular 1157 bulb?
Adrian
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#2
I'd recommend replacing all of your rubber brake lines. Relatively cheap piece of mind. Mine looked like they would tun to dust if I touched them so I had them all replaced.
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adrose;43702 Wrote:73 convert.2bbl cleveland,
So, I am running down the I 95 a few days ago,beautiful
FL fall day, top down, sons dog in front pass seat, cruising at 70 + ,such a great day I went past my exit on purpose.No probs.
I had noticed a few
drops of ? engine oil, or PS fluid on the garage floor over the last few outings-checked PS-fine. Went to the beach with family in 2 cars,Wednesday-dropped of my 3 and went to look for parking. On the way to beach, noticed pedal down a bit.
Turned to park and brake light bulb went on and I lost 95% of braking.
Crawled to my indy, 4pm....he found a burst(rusty?) rear brake line and a failed pressure switch. Had it fixed by the next day.
I thought...could have happened at 75mph, the other day---could have been killed.
Moral....check all new leaks....
Also, rear brake bulb(original ) is out, BTW, seems to have ? yellow paint on it but the glass is black with age....Is it a regular 1157 bulb?
Adrian
Glad you could talk about it today and remind us of how important it is not to take brakes lightly. About the bulb, just a standard clear lens brake light 1157 bulb for the rear brakes.
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#4
Hi Adrian. Wow, talk about a close call! I can honestly say that I have never had the experiance of having a brake line pop while driving the car. I guess having a dual master cylinder on your car ( no matter what year of manufacture your car is ) is definately a very wise and safe part of the braking system, so in case of a broken line, you should always have some brake pedal left, although a greatly diminished one at that!!
The bulb that you took out of your tail lights sounds like someone put in a 1157 A, instead of the correct 1157
Dave

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#5
Glad all turned out well ; I have also heard of engine bay fires caused old power steering pipes bursting and igniting on hot headers.

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#6
funny how things like this make you step back and take a look at things.
If you are going to keep the car I would suggest stainless steel brake lines.A little pricey but easy to install and peace of mind. Got mine from mu.
good luck.
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#7
Remember also that on loss of brakes at 70+. Try the emergency brake and should that fail/freeze up there's always downshifting to reduce speed. Blow a motor, save a life.

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#8
I don't know why they even have a warning light on the brakes. When its bad you know it and don't need a light to tell you.

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Liability LAWYERS!!

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#10
great advice.... we MUST never forger we are driving beautiful but OLD CARS that needs this kinda atenttion.... We, XXI century guys are not used to check those vital things in our rides



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