My '64 Cadillac DeVille had been sitting for awhile while I was travelling this summer and when I came home it had some issues starting. After replacing the plugs and the ignition coil, it was running better than it had in a long time but the brakes were sticking. I noticed the brake pedal was traveling a little farther than usual when slowing down. Soon after I noticed a hissing noise coming from around the brake pedal. Then I lost the brakes pretty much completely. I couldn't find any leaks from the brake lines or the master cylinder when I took a look around. Is my master cylinder the culprit, or does anybody have any ideas on what to do next? Is it possible I cracked the brake line removing the plugs?

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Comment by Christopher Codd on October 18, 2018 at 2:57pm

Times like these, I wish I had a lift to put the car on. The weird thing is the brake pedal seem to move more in the morning and after driving the car all day the pedal seems to have less and less travel which is what made me think it was some sort of vacuum issue, but I wouldn't really know without driving somebody else's car. 

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on October 18, 2018 at 11:38am
Going over the brake adjustment on all the wheels could improve your brake peddle travel
If you have the self adjusters on the wheels and they are working as they should be you might just try to drive backwards a few car lengths and hit the brakes hard
Do that 2 or 3 times to see if the peddle travel is reduced some
That will adjust the brake shoes
The key is weather the brake adjusters --are working correctly

You are very welcome

Enjoy ( or you are doing something wrong ! )
Comment by Christopher Codd on October 18, 2018 at 10:10am

Thanks Tony! I was worried there was something wrong with them, but I guess my brakes never worked the way they were supposed to. My brake booster must have been leaking for a long long time. 

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on October 17, 2018 at 11:03pm
The brake peddle should be -hard as a rock at the bottom of its travel -unlike ABS brakes
I think my peddle travel is aprox about half of what yours is

Enjoy
Comment by Christopher Codd on October 17, 2018 at 5:13pm

Comment by Christopher Codd on October 17, 2018 at 5:12pm

You guys might be bored hearing about this project, but I'm just posting an update. Just received a fresh rebuilt booster back from Booster Steve. The one I had was not the stock one for 1964, but he had a core handy that he rebuilt for me. It's all installed and I finally have brakes again and can drive the car, but the pedal seems stiff and only has about an inch of travel it seems. I'm going to be looking for vacuum leaks tonight and see what I can find. 

Comment by Clovis on October 4, 2018 at 9:00am

It sounds like things are coming along for you Christopher. When i got my car 4 years ago i rebuilt my wheel cylinders and bought a new boster/master combo off ebay. Not the cheapest but wasnt so bad that it was prohibitive. 

Comment by Christopher Codd on October 1, 2018 at 4:22pm

Yeah, the paint laid out really nice. I had to paint the rest of the master cylinder while it was hooked up in the engine bay and it was a tight squeeze, but now I won't have to bleed the system again. 

Comment by Jason Edge on October 1, 2018 at 3:44pm

Eastwood is good paint.  I have had excellent results with their paints.

Comment by Christopher Codd on October 1, 2018 at 3:27pm

Getting antsy waiting on my brake booster to be rebuilt, so I'm replacing the power steering pump now and repainting the master cylinder with some Eastwood Brake Gray paint. The paint supposed to be resistant to brake fluid, but only time will tell. It's just gone on sale (of course right after I bought a can), so grab some while you can get it. 

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