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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-11-2009, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Sunny day today and wheel cylinder time

Need to replace wheel cylinder if possible while the sun is out, remove seat to recover and put the top up partially for winter. They are talking snow level 500 ft in a couple days and guess i might as well surrender to the fact that I have to put the top up for winter darn it.

My question is, as I haven't removed the wheel cylinder yet. Is there anything defining before hand which one it might be? 7/8 or 15/16 bore? Power brakes, 390 no disc brakes 2 1/2 drums not the larger ones. This is the right rear...if i have it straight on which is the right, passenger side. I always always got confused on that one! lol

Probably have to order it and won't need to even bother today unless i can't figure out which one to get.

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oriellies had mine right in stock--

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb discussing what's for dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb willing to contest the majority decision".
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Deb, buy a Pair of the same diameter, if they're both 13/16 that's cool and will be a little more efficient.

No indicators on the outside that will tell you.

The sun scared the hell out of me this morning....
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Tell me about it FE!! The manboy and I have been sick for the last 2 weeks and now he's home another part of week cause he has pink eye of all things! First time he's had that one! Then I watch the news and they mention snow level down real low for friday and i get up today and the sun is blinding me. Felt like a mole or that ol patuxa whatever ground hog coming out of it's hole! I can't seeeee! lol

I don't feel that good that I want to change both cylinders or I'd do it! Be a surprise if i even find them anywhere in stock actually. Boy I sure miss having a garage so it wouldn't matter what the weather was outside for this stuff!

Rich, O'reilys has them but not in stock. bout $10 each. Why are the front ones so durn spendy? $44 each unless it was a wagon then it's the bargain price of $30. Glad I don't need fronts. I replaced the passenger front one way back but can't remember if we did both front or just the one now. We used kits in a couple also. Maybe it's time to dig in the reciepts to find out. I only remember the one for sure because the wheel was stuck and shoes were stuck to the drum and all kinds of fun things back in 2000.
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Hey rich, i just looked again and they do have the cheapest ones, whatever "brake best" is, in stock. Surprise surprise. Or says buy online and pick up today anyway. Will have to give them a call.

What do they mean when they give size and then add "except metallic lining". That mean that the measurement doesn't include that or the bore would be smaller?

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Go get em Punxatawnie Phil
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Break Best is the generic line but I've used them for years with no problems.
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Exactly what I was thinking! Its a good day to be Veteran's Day. I hate it when I have to bring a wet flag in at sundown.

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hey deb -tol ya so- --at 10 dollars each --get both and change em out -- that way your sure you have equal brakes on each side and its a good excuse to check up on the lineings--

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I would change them both. It has been my experience that if I change one and not the other, the other one blows out pretty quick. It is because the older one becomes the new weak link.

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Oh no!
Not another person's caper!

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And I forgot to mention that I have been through all this recently, checking through Dearborn, MACs, etc, and they should be 15/16 on the rear. Same all the way from about '60-'72.

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hey deb -tol ya so- --at 10 dollars each --get both and change em out -- that way your sure you have equal brakes on each side and its a good excuse to check up on the lineings--
We just replaced the shoes not that long ago when we swapped 3rd members and the grease seal on the side that the cylinder is now leaking was spewing out oil and just covered everything on that side. I didn't get to it today anyway but is a good idea to just get both and be done with it at that price.

I did get the top up just not tucked in, the seats swapped so i could have a drivers seat and get to recovering the other. I won't be driving it, just starting it so only have 2 bolts in holding the seat down. Ol manboy frustrated me with thinking that things are so simple and they never are with these old beasts. He said the seat was crooked and the bolt wouldnt' line up and then was like you don't trust me you have to look for yourself. Well when you're under the car and he's not neither of you are seeing what the other is and you have to look to know the next step. I just told him that this car wasn't for him and we'll just put the front two in and put the top up and quit. errrrr They aren't computers and nothing that you think is gonna take 10 mins actually only takes 10 mins. LOL So he went back to his puter after that and i put the tools up and carried my seat in.

I wish i could split myself into 2 people when I need another person. Then I could argue with myself!
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And I forgot to mention that I have been through all this recently, checking through Dearborn, MACs, etc, and they should be 15/16 on the rear. Same all the way from about '60-'72.
Thanks Danv and this caper didn't get off the ground really!! I could go on and on about kids and computers and and and though! LOL

It was a beautiful day today though! I took the doggies for a ride, picked up a singing santa in a bathtub for a gift and then back home. Gonna rearrange his face and color it if i can, add some long black hair, "lipstick" and paint his toenails and he will be a she singing splish splash in a manly voice. hahaha

At least I accomplished something and did get the seat out of the car and the top up. Still have to put some iron-on patches on the car cover where it's got yet another tear but it's not as important now that the top is up at least. Iron-on patches are your friend on those thin nylonish type car covers that get one tear and it'll rip full length in no time if you don't stick some duct tape on there or something in the mean time. I used and iron-patch for where the hole is for the antenna also. Works great!

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And I forgot to mention that I have been through all this recently, checking through Dearborn, MACs, etc, and they should be 15/16 on the rear. Same all the way from about '60-'72.

I went to local "Friction" place and they had the cupped rubber inserts in numerous sizes at $4 per box of 50. Honed then replaced the rubber parts and three years later can still lock up the tires.

The smaller ones essentially came on Falcons and six cylinder cars. So obtain the larger ones normally in the early 1960's.


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