Before the cheap rebuilts it was common to simply rebuild the old ones
with a kit from NAPA. It doesn't take much time, but that time is what
made shops go to new or rebuilt parts I believe. A DIYer can still do
I've found that on many cars, it takes less time to rebuild a wheel cylinder
than it does to replace it. Inaccessible mounting bolts, brake line fittings
that won't loosen, etc. OTOH yopu need a hone the size of a straw on some
Guys....the question was "Would anybody know of for sale, new or rebuilt
brake cylinders for a 55 Buick Special?
Not is rebuilding better.....
BUT if you are into that sort of thing....here ya go
I was not going to admit this little detail. We used to use #400 emery
cloth and brake fluid and clean up the cylinders with our
hands/fingers. I don't recall ever having a failure. Of course, the
cylinder never had to be removed.
Emery cloth.....an exceptional most valuable "secret weapon" in the
mechanics tool box...... You probably got it just as good as the hone, if
not better. I have seen (and did) more damage with a hone than I care to
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