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by Alan Lewis
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airheart Brake Bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Re: Airheart Brake Bleeding

What is the "correct" fluid to use in my brake system? can I use conventional automotive brake fluid? I currently have clear DOT 3 Synthetic in the system but can easily flush it if necessary.
by Alan Lewis
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airheart Brake Bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Re: Airheart Brake Bleeding

Was able to find some .001 stainless steel aircraft grade washers locally to shim the two halves from each other. It only took two to get things adjusted properly.
by Alan Lewis
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airheart Brake Bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Re: Airheart Brake Bleeding

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Ted, I'll attempt the feeler gauge trick tomorrow, and hope for the best. If that doesn't work, I'll head down to my local hardware store and search for some spring steel washers to shim the two pieces out from each other slightly Roger.
by Alan Lewis
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airheart Brake Bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Re: Airheart Brake Bleeding

:lol: Now I have the opposite problem. The brake caliper seems to be locked on the disc before applying the pedal for some reason. If I ease the two nuts that hold the two halves of the brake caliper together slightly, I can turn the axle by hand and then apply the pedal to get the caliper to actuat...
by Alan Lewis
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-assembly Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Re-assembly Issue

Thank you both for the good advice. I'm a relatively new comer here and appreciate all the responses I've received. I rescued my kart from a storage locker and am 99% done with the restoration. Had a Rupp Dart Kart as a kid, but that's been eons ago. Here's a couple of before and after photos showin...
by Alan Lewis
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airheart Brake Bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Re: Airheart Brake Bleeding

Thanks guys, will give that a shot. I was trying to bleed them using both bleed screws, in no particular order, and I didn't bleed the master first. Appreciate the safety tip on securing the roll pin.
by Alan Lewis
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airheart Brake Bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Airheart Brake Bleeding

Wondering if there is a particular sequence to bleeding my brakes, top or bottom bleeder first? I had a hard pedal before emptying the system but can't seem to get one now. Am I missing something else. I seem to be getting all the bubbles out of the system, but still no pedal, and no leaks.
by Alan Lewis
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-assembly Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Re-assembly Issue

UPDATE- Turns out the axle was in the kart correctly after all. The issue was the mount needing to be modified to support the inboard clutch. All is good now. I do have a follow-up question related to wet clutches, as I'm unfamiliar with them. I know they're oiled through one of the two Allen plug h...
by Alan Lewis
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-assembly Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Re-assembly Issue

Thanks guys, was hoping against hope not to have to pull the axle out again, but if that's what it takes, so be it.
by Alan Lewis
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-assembly Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Re-assembly Issue

The inboard wet clutch was on the kart when I purchased it, pre-restoration. I'll take a look at the possibility of moving the bearings to the other side of the mount flanges and report back.