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    I bled the system again today, hoping some air might have crept along the lines overnight, and we did get some more air out. As it isn't driving quite yet, I cant test how they stop, but I did put the rear of the car on axle stands and run it in gear. The brakes work the drums enough to stall the engine and stop the rear wheels, when it is running on tick over in first gear. The problem is there's still air in the system methinks, because the pedal gets progressively harder through pumping, and is too spongy. Is it a case of bleeding for a third time tomorrow to see if anymore air can be bled out, or is there nothing to do until I can drive it and see how effectively it stops?

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    have you adjusted the rear brakes? this can feel like air in the system,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stroprock View Post
    I bled the system again today, hoping some air might have crept along the lines overnight, and we did get some more air out. As it isn't driving quite yet, I cant test how they stop, but I did put the rear of the car on axle stands and run it in gear. The brakes work the drums enough to stall the engine and stop the rear wheels, when it is running on tick over in first gear. The problem is there's still air in the system methinks, because the pedal gets progressively harder through pumping, and is too spongy. Is it a case of bleeding for a third time tomorrow to see if anymore air can be bled out, or is there nothing to do until I can drive it and see how effectively it stops?
    Try pumping the pedal till you have a good brake, then without taking your foot off the pedal wedge a piece of wood between the dash and the pedal to hold it down - leave it like that overnight, or longer if possible.
    See how that works..

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie.t View Post
    have you adjusted the rear brakes? this can feel like air in the system,
    Yeah rear brakes are adjusted fine, just scrape the shoes, but still rotate

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevetoxic View Post
    Try pumping the pedal till you have a good brake, then without taking your foot off the pedal wedge a piece of wood between the dash and the pedal to hold it down - leave it like that overnight, or longer if possible.
    See how that works..
    thats what i said.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    thats what i said.
    Tried this, seems to have helped significantly. Thanks

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