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Brake Bleeding with Air Brake Compressor attached to brake proportioning valve (?)

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Mark Kasiewicz
Thu, Sep 9, 2021 2:41 PM

Hi y'all
My ignorance is speaking volumes here , but my 77 Kingsley seems to have a
Ride Rite compressor  hooked up to the brake proportioning valve. I assume
this is for some kind of air brake system for towing, though the only Ride
Rite info I can find is for Firestone Air bags. I have the original air bag
compressor in the closet area)
My brakes are soft and I am wondering if replacing the brake fluid and
bleeding the brakes is something I can do on my own, (especially with the
extra compressor hookup) or should I go to a professional ?
Any recommendations for a place near Eau Claire, WI that could do the job
reliably for me ?

Thanks !
Mark Kasiewicz
'77 Kingsley
Gus da Bus

Hi y'all My ignorance is speaking volumes here , but my 77 Kingsley seems to have a Ride Rite compressor hooked up to the brake proportioning valve. I assume this is for some kind of air brake system for towing, though the only Ride Rite info I can find is for Firestone Air bags. I have the original air bag compressor in the closet area) My brakes are soft and I am wondering if replacing the brake fluid and bleeding the brakes is something I can do on my own, (especially with the extra compressor hookup) or should I go to a professional ? Any recommendations for a place near Eau Claire, WI that could do the job reliably for me ? Thanks ! Mark Kasiewicz '77 Kingsley Gus da Bus
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Tim
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 2:52 AM

Rick's Auto Care center behind the Napa Store on the west side of EC( Next to Bowlwinkles) used to do the work on Gus when Roy owned it.

1975 eleganza,
3 stainless steel fuel tanks holds 90 gal.,
Thorley headers and 3" SS exhaust pipe,
6 Wheel disc brakes,
Quad airbag system

Rick's Auto Care center behind the Napa Store on the west side of EC( Next to Bowlwinkles) used to do the work on Gus when Roy owned it. -- 1975 eleganza, 3 stainless steel fuel tanks holds 90 gal., Thorley headers and 3" SS exhaust pipe, 6 Wheel disc brakes, Quad airbag system
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Matt Colie
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 2:00 PM

Mark Kasiewicz wrote on Thu, 09 September 2021 10:41

Hi y'all
My ignorance is speaking volumes here , but my 77 Kingsley seems to have a Ride Rite compressor  hooked up to the brake proportioning valve. I
assume this is for some kind of air brake system for towing, though the only Ride Rite info I can find is for Firestone Air bags. I have the
original air bag compressor in the closet area)
My brakes are soft and I am wondering if replacing the brake fluid and bleeding the brakes is something I can do on my own, (especially with the
extra  compressor hookup) or should I go to a professional ?
Any recommendations for a place near Eau Claire, WI that could do the job reliably for me ?

Thanks !
Mark Kasiewicz
'77 Kingsley
Gus da Bus

Mark,

The compressor somehow attached to the combination valve really can't have anything to do with the coach brakes.  It would be interesting to know what
it is for, but that is about as far as this can go.

If the brakes are soft, bleeding might help, but are they really soft or is the peddle low?  If the peddle is low, they might just need adjusting.  If
nobody has messed up the rear brakes, try backing up and stopping hard a few times.  The automatic adjusters should work.

Matt Colie

Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit

Mark Kasiewicz wrote on Thu, 09 September 2021 10:41 > Hi y'all > My ignorance is speaking volumes here , but my 77 Kingsley seems to have a Ride Rite compressor hooked up to the brake proportioning valve. I > assume this is for some kind of air brake system for towing, though the only Ride Rite info I can find is for Firestone Air bags. I have the > original air bag compressor in the closet area) > My brakes are soft and I am wondering if replacing the brake fluid and bleeding the brakes is something I can do on my own, (especially with the > extra compressor hookup) or should I go to a professional ? > Any recommendations for a place near Eau Claire, WI that could do the job reliably for me ? > > Thanks ! > Mark Kasiewicz > '77 Kingsley > Gus da Bus Mark, The compressor somehow attached to the combination valve really can't have anything to do with the coach brakes. It would be interesting to know what it is for, but that is about as far as this can go. If the brakes are soft, bleeding might help, but are they really soft or is the peddle low? If the peddle is low, they might just need adjusting. If nobody has messed up the rear brakes, try backing up and stopping hard a few times. The automatic adjusters should work. Matt Colie -- Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit
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Tyler
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 3:36 PM

I am curious if the air and brake systems are connected, and if so how and why. A few pics might help us help you sort it.

My brake and air lines all go along that frame under the driver seat and I am conjecturing they just look hooked together.

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1975 Glenbrook, 1978 Royale rear bath
Raleigh, NC

I am curious if the air and brake systems are connected, and if so how and why. A few pics might help us help you sort it. My brake and air lines all go along that frame under the driver seat and I am conjecturing they just look hooked together. -- 1975 Glenbrook, 1978 Royale rear bath Raleigh, NC