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MG TD TF 1500 - A great Brake Bleeding System for TD

I just used the OEM "One Man Brake Bleeder Kit" to bleed air from my 1953 TD brake lines.
I bought it at Auto Zone store for about 8 bucks and it worked great.

I will attach a couple a photo to show what it looks like.

There is a magnet attached to the bottle so you can stick the bottle on a nearby fender - above - the bleeding nipple. It has a unique little adapter that fits right into the end of the bleeder nipple. Loosen the bleeder nipple and 3 or 4 pumps on the brake per wheel and I was done.

I did get rid of the air in the line and now brakes work much better.

Bill Chandler
Ann Arbor, MI

W Chandler

Bill,
I used the same bleeder when I did my complete rebuild of the brakes. It worked well for me too. Even quicker when the wife pumps the brakes. Being old I could stay on the floor and not have to get up and down.

You are progressing nicely. Keep up the good work.

Jim Haskins 1953 TD
J. M. Haskins

The only downside is that air can be sucked back in through the threads of the bleeder while it's loose. Works better if a helper tightens the bleeder while the pedal is still fully depressed. But the bleeders do work fairly well and a drum brake car usually has a very stiff pedal anyway.
Steve Simmons

I fitted the valve and stem from a scrap inner tube into a spare master cylinder cap. I was then able to use a tyre pump to pressurise the system and as I opened each bleed nipple all the air was expelled.

Jan T
J Targosz

I fitted the valve and stem from a scrap inner tube into a spare master cylinder cap. I was then able to use a tyre pump to pressurise the system and as I opened each bleed nipple all the air was expelled.

Jan T
J Targosz

Guys When you are replacing brake lines, hoses etc do you use any sort of tape on the junctions or do you just screw in tightly. Thanks
D Lamb

No tape! Snug until no leaks.
David
D. Sander

This thread was discussed between 19/05/2015 and 21/05/2015

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