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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:05 AM
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hey guys. im new to the forum. i just got a 67 m715 and it has turned out to be quite a project. i have had to run new brake lines and got that all done to find the wheel cylinders are rusted beyond repair. what kind will fit? it already has a power brake conversion and a chevy 400 if you need to know this. thanks. This forum has already helped me tons. but i was unable to find this info with the search.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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check out this thread Wheel cylinders to Vette master cylinder Q's

Quick search in Modified section. This has been done with a lot of success. Good luck!
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Many of us use a modern wheel cylinder from a Ford application. It has all the same specs as the stock ones with 2 exceptions:

These have stainless steel pistons in them...good!!
The bolt pattern is slightly different...the holes in the backing plate need to be a little lower...about 1/4 or 1/3 of the hole size. I used a rat tail file and opened mine up...a rotary file will work fine as well.
I did use a washer on the bolts because of the larger opening.

Heres a thread showing everything with the part numbers...remember, front and rear are the same on the same side...left and right are different:

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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:35 AM
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thanks guys sound like the e-350's are what im gona use. are there any brake hoses that are a direct fit?
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The rubber lines? Not aftermarket...I know VPW had a batch made in new materials that will fit the stock setup...
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Memphis Equipment has new versions of the original wheel cylinders
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I sent mine to Hagens Auto Parts here in WA (http://www.hagensautoparts.com/) and had them resleeved in stainless. It wasn't too terribly expensive and they work really nice! No modifications necessary.
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Sleeving in stainless is the best way. Folks w/ vintage cars which new parts are absoutly unaviable for use this, even if the cyl is really rusty or pitted it can be done.
Also can be done to the master cyl.
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I used the ford ones... they're in stock almost everywhere, which will be handy next time you need one, too. About 30 seconds per wheel with a die grinder to make them fit. Worked great, and $12/each too!

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Did you get new stainless pistons with the stainless steel sleeve brake cylinder rework?
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