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Old 12-11-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default What do these markings mean?

Hi, I think I know what I'm looking at here but please confirm. Right hand cylinder with the arrow pointing towards the front? Thanks in advance. I found this cylinder on the front left side of the truck.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:17 PM   #2
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I think you're right, John. The larger bore of the cylinder goes with the longer brake shoe which faces forward - with the Lockheed style brakes. If I'm in error, I'm sure someone will say so.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:16 PM   #3
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Correct! bleed nipple goes to top. Brian
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:21 AM   #4
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I've never seen on when an arrow on it. Somebody tried to make the installation idiot proof and it still not work.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:01 AM   #5
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Thanks guys!
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:46 PM   #6
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I guess I'm confused-if we're indeed looking at the top of the cylinder; the large bore goes to the front, then this cylinder is mismarked. It SHOULD be on the left front.



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Hi, I think I know what I'm looking at here but please confirm. Right hand cylinder with the arrow pointing towards the front? Thanks in advance. I found this cylinder on the front left side of the truck.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:50 PM   #7
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Dale, don't forget that the wheel cylinder needs to be on the outboard side of the backing plate.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:30 AM   #8
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The markings look right to me.

Maybe the previous owner had to make an emergency repair and that was the only cylinder available there and then. It will work if fitted wrongly, just not as well as it should.

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:20 AM   #9
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I just finished converting mine from brake rods (mechanical) to hydro yesterday. My wheel cylinders did not have any arrows, here's pictures of Left & Right. Took quite awhile to bleed, had a leaking joint, fixed that, then adjusting shoes was a chore with the anchor bolt, early style on only one back plate, the other 3 were later style without the anchor's at bottom. My brakes are awesome now!
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:59 PM   #10
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You"re correct-my visuallization powers were obviously out of the building.



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Dale, don't forget that the wheel cylinder needs to be on the outboard side of the backing plate.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:42 PM   #11
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Dale I did the same thing. Then refigured in my head the cylinder is a RH one for sure. Frank
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