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Old Yesterday, 12:33 PM   #21
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Default Re: ***Need help on BRAKES - 53 Merc Monterey***

O'Reilly's has them for $12.99 - BrakeBest Wheel Cylinder

https://www.oreillyauto.com/search/1...wheel+cylinder
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Old Today, 09:30 AM   #22
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Default Re: ***Need help on BRAKES - 53 Merc Monterey***

FoMoCo used the cylinder diameter to regulate the operating force between front and rear brakes since proportioning valves didn't exist yet. The fronts are larger than the rears in piston diameter. The original FoMoCo parts books generally list the piston diameter.

Mercury cars had heavier duty brake set ups than Fords as a general rule but I'm not certain of that on the later 52/53 cars since they aren't all that much different in weight from the Ford cars. My 51 Mercs are definitely heavier than the 51 Ford shoe box types.

I purchased from Rock Auto the last time I ordered brake parts. I usually went for Wagner brand back then but the foreign stuff all looks the same these days. Rock Auto carries the name brands so that folks can have a choice if there is a difference. That's hard to say though.

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Default Re: ***Need help on BRAKES - 53 Merc Monterey***

Thanks for the info.
I see a lot of you are recommending Rockauto.
I have never used them.
What kind of turn time do they have on parts?
A few days? Week?
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