Hello, and Happy New Year from Bonny Scotland!! I bought a 1987 s-10 Blazer from an old friend last fall, mostly okay, but he admitted it had really bad brakes. I'm no mechanic, but I figured at the price ( £ 500 ) I couldn't go wrong, and anyway, brakes should be easy, right? WRONG!!! I met a guy in Vermont through a chat page, he has a couple of s10's, and does all his own repairs, and he has been a great help in sourcing and shipping parts, as well as sharing his experience. Bad news is, after several hundred £'s, I now have new calipers, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, pads and shoes, and STILL NO BRAKES!!! My contact has pretty poor brakes on his Blazers also, is this a common fault with these cars? I could not lock the wheels on this thing if my life depended on it, which someday it might! I can't get this thing through our U.K. safety test, the brakes are so poor. I am now looking to replace the proportioning valve, and re-pipe the whole thing, including the flexible lines. Please, if there is a common fault, let me know. I have about 4000 lbs of American scrap iron in my yard right now, and my wife wants to know what's happening to it!!I want to drive this thing! Any ideas? Thanks. I stuck on a picture of the car.
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