Re: 66 galaxie 500, odd brake problem, need your help id'ing it
Did you ever determine the problem and solution? I have the same problem right now with my 66 Galaxie. We have changed the master cylinder! Bled the brakes, booster seems to operate okay or at least there seems to be decent pressure when we test it against our hand pressure and there doesn't seem to be any leaks. Was it a wheel cylinder?
QUOTE=66GalaxieMan;1350584]Picked up a 66 Galaxie 500, has an issue with the brakes that feels...i dont know, weird.
There is about 1/2 to 3/4" total travel, from when I apply pressure, to when the brake pedal is rock solid and I cant push it down further. In that short pedal distance it engages the brakes and stops the car but it obviously isn't right and feels so odd that I have to find out what it is and fix it.
I cant figure out how else to explain it other than I touch the pedal, put pressure on it, hard or soft, and it stops the car. There is such a short amount of travel its odd...but it doesnt lock up the brakes, it just brings the car to a halt. It feels like something is broken, not working right, I dont know. Anyone here know what I am trying to explain?[/QUOTE]