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Old 07-27-2007, 10:29 AM
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I need help with the front brake system. Current system is obsolete. Has anyone run into this before and can tell me how tofix the problem?

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Old 07-27-2007, 10:36 AM
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whats the problem?..your rebuilding the brakes?
 
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:47 AM
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Trying to... I'm an automotive idiot trying to get this old truck up and running. That model year has a single-chamber wheel cylinder that areunobtainable. I'm trying to figure out what to do now.
 
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:19 AM
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I'm no old ford guru...but most people convert the fronts to Disc brakes with a kit...I'll try to think of someone who knows just what needs done.
 
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:14 PM
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Thank you!
 
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have you tried to just get a newer version wheel cylinder? also have you looked into cylinder rebuild kits? my buddy had a 64 ford and he just rebuilt them and they worked great then.
 
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:21 PM
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The newer wheel cylinders have two chambers while the existing ones have only one. I may need to replace the whole system....
 
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:09 PM
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ok well why is the current system obsolete. should be really easy to repair the system. if you update it your gonna have to worry about power brakes, proportioning valves and other hardware. the system on there is very simplistic and easy to repair i would suggest keeping it. i had a 74 where they tried to do this and messed it up. the brakes never worked right on that thing.
 
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:13 PM
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well i had that problem too so i just took it to the junk yard.
 
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:19 AM
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I'm gonna see if the existing wheel cylinders can be bored out - found a local guy who does this sort of work. My old truck has great sentimental value - I learned to drive in it - pardon, my age is showing.
 

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