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Offline slk25

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66 San Jose disk brake bleeder screws
« on: June 13, 2013, 10:25:39 PM »
My car was built in March of 66 with the KH disc brakes.
On the bleeder screw was a black cap that has split.
I cannot find it in the NPD or VA Mustang catalogues, is it not standard or something available at the local NAPA store?
Is it required or should it be left off?
Thanks for your help.

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: 66 San Jose disk brake bleeder screws
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 06:38:07 PM »
Leave it off IMHO
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Offline Kingchief

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Re: 66 San Jose disk brake bleeder screws
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 09:39:10 AM »
What color is the bleeder screw for the KH disk brakes?  Silver or gold?  Also, is it 3/8" or 1/4"?  OK, I know, dumb question so please don't chew me out again!

Steve

Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: 66 San Jose disk brake bleeder screws
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 02:52:53 PM »
What color is the bleeder screw for the KH disk brakes?  Silver or gold?  Also, is it 3/8" or 1/4"?  OK, I know, dumb question so please don't chew me out again!

Steve
Caliper is 3/8 and brake cylinder is 1/4 . The replacement brake cylinders are typically 3/8. The bleeders typically are gold.
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Re: 66 San Jose disk brake bleeder screws
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 04:51:25 PM »
Thank you Mr. Gaines.

Happy Holidays!

Steve

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Re: 66 San Jose disk brake bleeder screws
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 07:53:26 AM »
slk25

something like this???

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Re: 66 San Jose disk brake bleeder screws
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 08:16:37 PM »
slk25

something like this???

Yes but without the cute little rubbers ;)

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Re: 66 San Jose disk brake bleeder screws
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 07:21:05 AM »
JEFF.

im not doubting your knowledge and vast collection of pictures for one moment, I have found these little cute rubbers on two separate unrestored SJ cars with disk brakes over the years. Who or when they where added will remain a mystery to me. just sparked something in my head when SLK25 posted the question.

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Re: 66 San Jose disk brake bleeder screws
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 11:41:19 AM »
Yes but without the cute little rubbers ;)

+1 . Typically no rubbers .
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