Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
WOG Gear

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Vehicle Issues

Vehicle Issues Frequently asked questions about vehicles, parts, maintenance, and troubleshooting

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 02-05-2018
68BMC 68BMC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Bedford
Posts: 20
Default Brakes

I’ve had both boosters rebuilt (2016), had all new brake flex hoses made (2017) and installed, all new bleeders installed (2018), new master cylinder (2018). Bled with Mighty Vac and foot power. No pumps, pure clean fluid at all 8 bleeders, beginning from rear passenger, rear driver, front passenger, front drivers side. I guess the only thing left are new drums, brake calipers and components. Correct?
__________________
David Powell
Bedford, TX
1968 Blue Bird Wanderlodge

Last edited by 68BMC; 02-05-2018 at 02:12 PM. Reason: Correction
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-05-2018
Rick's Avatar
Rick Rick is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bellefonte
Posts: 12,129
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 68BMC View Post
I’ve had both boosters rebuilt (2016), had all new brake flex hoses made (2017) and installed, all new bleeders installed (2018), new master cylinder (2018). Bled with Mighty Vac and foot power. No pumps, pure clean fluid at all 8 bleeders, beginning from rear passenger, rear driver, front passenger, front drivers side. I guess the only thing left are new drums, brake calipers and components. Correct?

You don't have calipers if you have drums. So what is it your want to replace? Even with bad drums and shoes you still should be able to "get a pedal". Are the shoes adjusted correctly? With everything you have replaced you should brakes.
__________________
Rick Shawver
1SG Ret
2000 LX
Vise Grips
Bellefonte, AR
F127656
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-05-2018
Randy Dupree's Avatar
Randy Dupree Randy Dupree is offline
Forum owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Archer,Fl
Posts: 30,750
Default

He does have wheel cylinders.have they been rebuilt?
I'm not a huge fan of bleeding with a vacuum pump,i prefer pressure.
But if you have to pump the pedal,it may be adjustment.
__________________
DO NOT SEND PM
email me at randy@randydupree.com only.

Randy Dupree
2000 LXI 43
Bainbridge,Ga.
Archer Fl.
www.buybyebluebird.com

randy@randydupree.com
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-05-2018
Dieselbird01's Avatar
Dieselbird01 Dieselbird01 is offline
John Wyatt - Admin
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Titusville
Posts: 3,195
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy Dupree View Post
He does have wheel cylinders.have they been rebuilt?
I'm not a huge fan of bleeding with a vacuum pump,i prefer pressure.
But if you have to pump the pedal,it may be adjustment.

Also make sure that "all" of the wheel cylinders have the bleed screw at the "top".

Two different wheel cylinder part numbers were required to achieve that on my 73 FC - depending on the mounting location.
__________________
John Wyatt
Titusville, Florida
1991 40' WLWB-WTB
Body Number F095567
My Location: http://www.bbirdmaps.com/user1.cfm?user=4

1991 40' WB ...From 2008 - Present
1984 ½ PT-36 .From 2000 - 2008
1973 FC-31 .....From 1991 - 2001
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-05-2018
68BMC 68BMC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Bedford
Posts: 20
Default Brakes

I haven’t even tried to take the tires off yet to check the drums and components. That’s the last thing to check I suppose. The Vac sucked, Randy, and not that great I might add. Will definitely make the diy set up you recommended. I’m not sure I can even get the wheels off. I have someone coming out to mount my new back rims/wheels. It’s a travel tire guy for semi’s and big trucks. He’ll have a big air gun/wrench. I’ll see how much trouble he has. Then after he’s done I may be able to use the standard lug nut wrench. The previous owner said they were all checked out and were said to be in good working order. It’s been sitting for a while. Not driven for at least a decade.
__________________
David Powell
Bedford, TX
1968 Blue Bird Wanderlodge
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-09-2018
68BMC 68BMC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Bedford
Posts: 20
Question

Thank you James
__________________
David Powell
Bedford, TX
1968 Blue Bird Wanderlodge
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-09-2018
68BMC 68BMC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Bedford
Posts: 20
Default

I’ve called in a professional. A big truck/Bus mobile mehanic is coming to look it over on Saturday. Fingers crossed he can find what I’m doing wrong. On top of that, I moved it last night to have mobile tire guys install new 11R 22.5’s and noticed...no power steering. I did recently change 4 hoses. I hope I remembered the right sequence . I think I may have them backwards... Lots of lessons to learn from.
__________________
David Powell
Bedford, TX
1968 Blue Bird Wanderlodge
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MAster Cylinder pushrod playswfire Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 0 12-26-2012 09:15 PM
Sticking Brakes rselin Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 9 01-15-2011 01:37 AM
master brake cylinder 74 gasser cornerman Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 4 02-02-2009 05:22 PM
2004 Blue Bird Wanderlodge M380 - Service Brakes, Air:disc Randy Dupree Vehicle and Equipment Recalls 0 12-17-2007 12:25 PM
2004 Blue Bird Wanderlodge M380 - Service Brakes, Air:disc Webmaster Vehicle and Equipment Recalls 0 12-16-2007 11:27 PM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.