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Old 09-28-2019, 05:11 PM   #1
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Who makes quality wheel cylinders for 40-48 Ford brakes? I have tried Speedway with poor quality. Thanks for comments.
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:57 PM   #2
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Here's an old, old thread. Seems like USA made are rare.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...y-them.194087/
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:57 PM   #3
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I got wheel cylinders for my '51 and '81 Fairmont from NAPA and the quality was good. They were made in China but, didn't have that cheap Chinese look.
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:06 PM   #4
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The last ones I bought from Rockauto were perfectly serviceable. Master cylinder and flexible hoses too.
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:02 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:04 PM   #6
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I have a set of brand new one's from Speeway on my project.
I noticed one leaking and replaced them with one's from Rock Auto as well.
The box said AC Delco on it, they work fine
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:21 AM   #7
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Did a complete brake redo on my '47. Got a new MC,wheel cylinders and hoses from Mac VP. Everything worked and fit perfectly. And, Mac stands behind his parts and is a pleasure to deal with. Just my humble opinion!!
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Old 09-29-2019, 10:29 AM   #8
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Ive read were some of the port holes were misplace
In some of the overseas versions
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Fred at southside obsolete has NOS ones. Barnfind08 here.

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Old 09-29-2019, 12:33 PM   #10
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The problem with "off shore" parts is that the manufacturers were often just furnished a diagram. They didn't have a clue what they were making, so mistakes are common in fit and finish. We have seen them sold in bogus copies of USA boxes. We buy ours from NAPA or C&G.
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:20 PM   #11
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Not sure how common it is, but the Rock Auto ones I have received are old stock U.S. made cylinders!
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