wheel cylinder repair kits

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tommlinar
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wheel cylinder repair kits

Post by tommlinar » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:18 am

does anyone know if NAPA or local auto stores carry Brake, Wheel Cylinder repair kits. If NAPA has them do you know the number. 1940 Packard 120 1801. Thanks Tom can email me at tmlinar@ymail.com

Adam
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Re: wheel cylinder repair kits

Post by Adam » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:12 am

Wheel cyl kits are generic, and go by the bore size of the cylinder, generally. Any good motor factor should be able to supply them, although they may have to order them in.

I am afraid that I know nothing about NAPA, being from the UK, but if you go along armed with the bore sizes, they should be able to sort it out for you. Doubtless, someone else here will have the part numbers.

Adam..
"Do not underestimate the English cousin.....they are not as stupid as they look!" - Signor Altabani in The Italian Job.

Randy Berger
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Re: wheel cylinder repair kits

Post by Randy Berger » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:25 pm

NAPA is a good bet, but the cylinders themselves are so cheap it is hardly worth the effort to rebuild them.
I replaced all four for my 56 Packard for $36.00.

mrpushbutton
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Re: wheel cylinder repair kits

Post by mrpushbutton » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:28 am

Amen Randy. The old cylinders used cheap alloy pistons, the new ones are steel, it's a no-brainer.

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