Master Cylinder 51 52

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51Mopard
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Master Cylinder 51 52

Post by 51Mopard » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:58 pm

Does anyone know the part # for a Master Cylinder Seal Kit for a 1951-52 Packard ???

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kens53clip
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Re: Master Cylinder 51 52

Post by kens53clip » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:33 pm

Dear 51Mopard,
There's a Packard Parts Number but that would not be of much if any help in finding it. Most auto parts stores have their own numbering systems. Assuming you are talking about a brake master cylinder repair kit for a 1951 Packard 400 Patrician with manual brakes with original equipment, don't believe those are that hard to find, so I would check around with local auto parts stores and one will probably have it or can get it for you. Hope that helps.
Ken Dunning
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51Mopard
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Re: Master Cylinder 51 52

Post by 51Mopard » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:46 am

Thanks Ken,Thanks Donald,...I found one through NAPA...Part # NVP 138
Did not think it was going to be that easy. Raybestos Part # MK 138

Thanks Again Todd
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Re: Master Cylinder 51 52

Post by JWL115C » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:31 am

51mopard, make sure the piston with the overhaul kit is the same as the old one. Often, rebuild kits will fit the bore diameter, but the piston will be different. Using the wrong piston could result in the piston and air breather hole in the master cylinder from not matching and will cause the brakes to lock-up as pressure cannot be relieved. Extremely, locked brakes could also catch on fire. This happened to someone I know.

51Mopard
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Re: Master Cylinder 51 52

Post by 51Mopard » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:17 pm

Thanks I actually ended up buying a new master cylinder complete.I used the top from the original because it was easier
to fit a wrench on.Cylinder was $ 130.00
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