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12-27-2017 05:08 PM
Re: 86 f150 Proportioning valve

i would not mess around with the old monkey'd around with prop valve...
they pretty inexpensive ,replace with a new one ..
safety first
12-27-2017 05:54 AM
Re: 86 f150 Proportioning valve

Because some guys take out the proportioning valves in vehicles doesn't make it OK. If changes are made that could affect braking balance, then buy an adjustable proportioning valve.

Why is a proportioning valve important? It applies the rear brakes first to help straighten the vehicle, then it provides the correct relative pressure to front and rear to prevent the rear from premature lockup.
12-26-2017 08:54 PM
Originally Posted by Yadkin View Post
Are you actually asking people if you can goober up your son's brakes?
Bah humbug
I was actually asking for advice or info related to the subject...for an affordable fix my son spent everything he had to get this 86 f150 and i was giving him a chance to attempt to understand a fix on his own with the help of others who have an expertise in this area via forums wich is how i sometimes find solutions when theres not much online already about a particular subject thats new to me,but you sir taught another lesson
People say rude things in forums
Doesnt help anyone but the guy saying them, ill b sure and chime in next time you post with a rude comment?
And im not the first person to deal with a bypassed p. Valve. Lots of old school cars were manufactured without it and its pretty common on lifted 44s esp with oversized wheels.
Thanks anyways
12-26-2017 11:12 AM
Re: 86 f150 Proportioning valve

Are you actually asking people if you can goober up your son's brakes?
12-26-2017 10:00 AM
djimbeau Turns out the previous owner bypassed the proportioning valve with the rear lines but didnt cap off the old inlet or outlet, we simply capped them off and kept the front lines going thru the valve,bleed the lines.and stops fine the rear is just straight brake lines to drums.
I know my 65 has no proportioning valve
And it seems to work great at any speed
12-26-2017 09:32 AM
djimbeau No brake pedal and fluid coming from proportioning valve
The rear brake line bypasses the proportioning valve for reason unknown the inlet on the p.valve isnt capped and somehow just started leaking.

This is my sons first car hes had for one day. While checking the brake lights the pedal lost pressure and we heard a pop. Found the rear pin to the valve on the ground. Pushed it back in and now fluid comes from the rear inlet,im not sure if theres a rear outlet at the back that holds the pin (should this b capped in my situation or does this pin just stay somehow) were gonna try to cap the inlet and outlet ,bleed and see what happens. Essentialy we have straight lines to the rear drums. Idk why its modified this way but it was working fine, i think when the pin came out the o ring moved and now its leaking because the front lines are still going thru the p.valve and fluid comes out of the unused inlet, maybe thr previous owner capped off the inlet and it failed,

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