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« Reply #15 on: 04 June, 2018, 05:12:20 PM »


Brian - good tip !!!   

A friend went through all sorts of grief with just that issue putting a Scimitar back on the road.  Took AGES to work out just what was going on.
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« Reply #16 on: 04 June, 2018, 05:26:21 PM »

I had a collapsed front hose on Jackys B24S Convertible last year. The symptom was unequal front brakes and I have to say it took me a while to find it after adjusting brakes, bleeding brakes and checking drums several times without success.
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« Reply #17 on: 07 June, 2018, 07:37:35 AM »

For once a pleasant surprise - started her up this morning and smoke cleared - must have been brake fluid sucked into a cylinder - running sweetly and cleanly now!

A rare delight - she cured herself!
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« Reply #18 on: 05 July, 2018, 05:35:31 PM »

...and if you rebuild the servo but leave the internal pushrod a little too long it will also lock the brakes (Quick fix to get you home - undo the brake pipe connector and release the pressure - then do it up again but do not use the brakes unless you HAVE to).
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