|After sitting on my butt for several months not
replacing the master cylinder, I finally broke down and ordered it
earlier this week. John Bizal at Midwest Military was kind
enough to send me one and I received it within a few days.
After spending a few hours remembering why I didn't do it
earlier (it's a MAJOR pain to get to and replace) I just 'did it'
as the saying goes. Within a few hours, I had the old one
off and the new one installed. Topped off the brake fluid
and much to my amazement, little bubbles started flowing right
away. I let it 'do it's thing' for a few minutes then
lightly pressed the pedal. More bubbles and the fluid level
went down. Hmmmm. I say to myself, "Self, this
might actually work".
With that in mind, I pumped the pedal a few times, added some
more fluid and haven't yet had to bleed them. Pretty amazing
since the front and rear lines were disconnected at the master
cylinder for a few hours.
Anyway, now that the jeep is back on-line, I decided to take it
for a 15 mile little test. Everything held up fine including
the brakes! So.... I loaded up the cooler and headed over to
the local Albertson's grocery parking lot here in town.
About 5:15pm, the cars started rolling in. All in all, over
75 cars showed up for the informal gathering. The
"little green mule" was a hit as always boasting the
steepest gearing at 5:38's. Much bragging was going on in
that I could beat anyone and I mean ANYONE for the first three
inches off the line!
The Mustangs were in full force including supercharged,
turbocharged and normally aspirated engines. The Corvettes
were there, as well as the Chevelles, roadsters, kit-cars and
About dark, I brought the jeep home and hopped on my motorcycle
to finish out the night at the show. Lots of fun.