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Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby diskman on Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:40 pm

Discovered Speed Bleeder screws last night! I guess the previous owner installed them on all four corners. Had to rebuild a leaking wheel cylinder on my 1975 270. While waiting for a friend to stop over to help me bleed the brakes, I decided to add fluid to the rear of the MC and start pumping the pedal by hand. I noticed that the fluid level was going down rather quickly. I refilled several times. About a quart and a half. Went back to the rear brakes I rebuilt and tightened the bleeder. Solid pedal now! Very strong brakes again!

I wondered WHY the bleeder screws were about an inch long and not the "regular" ones I have always messed with. I guess they contain a spring and checkball internally so bleeding can be done my 1 person.

Should be able to locate at a NAPA or on the internet somewhere. Makes bleeding a MILLION times easier. No vacuum pumps or strange contraptions to build. Just pump away and keep adding fluid!
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Re: Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby 77Travco on Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:02 am

Nice! I had forgotten about that product.
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Re: Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby Acesneights on Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:20 pm

That's a new one on me. Pics ?
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Re: Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:24 pm

Here is a link to some speed bleeders. There is a pretty good product description about them as well... http://www.jegs.com/i/Russell/799/63963 ... aQodgFoDWw
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Re: Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby Zed on Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:35 pm

Do you know the correct size for Travco speed bleeders? I went by the size listed in my shop manual but the ones I ordered were way to small. Going back.
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Re: Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby mabrandes on Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:17 pm

Zed wrote:Do you know the correct size for Travco speed bleeders? I went by the size listed in my shop manual but the ones I ordered were way to small. Going back.


If you find right size, please report back. :-)
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Re: Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby Acesneights on Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:04 pm

Am I missing something ? They look like regular bleeder screws to me.
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Re: Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby KB2CRK on Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:33 pm

They have a spring loaded ball check to make bleeding a one person job. Just crack the bleeders and pump the brakes.
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Re: Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby Acesneights on Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:15 pm

Nice..I could use those for my military truck. I really need to jut buy a pressure bleeder.
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Re: Discovered speed bleeders! YES!

Unread postby badbillybiker on Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:08 pm

I seem to have missed the correct size for the Travco Speed Bleeders posted here...
or was the correct size posted elsewhere? EMWTK...
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