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Author Topic: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild  (Read 919 times)
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« on: February 24, 2011, 03:22:18 AM »

The Master Cylinder in my '67 SS/RS Camaro has failed.   Rust in the bore caused the piston to no longer seal in the cylinder.
A local mechanic tried to hone it, but the rust scoring is too deep to clean up such that a rebuilt piston/seals will fix the problem.
Looks like I need someone to sleeve it.  Question is, who?  Anyone know someone that can do this right?  I've found a few places online (Karp's(CA) and Apple Hydraulics(NY)), but would appreciate info. from someone who has worked with a vendor before and had good work done.  Brakes are too important to have someone do a sub-standard job.  Some places advertise brass sleeves, with others using stainless steel.  Which is better?

Casting number is 5459467, 1" bore, with application code AD.
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 09:41:27 AM »

I've dealt with karp's a couple of times and have had no issues. I went with them because they use stainless, which is harder (and less susceptible to scoring) than brass.

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 01:04:32 PM »

I've sent master cylinders to White Post Restorations ( for decades, including several sets of irreplaceable and priceless Ferrari aluminum master and wheel cylinders, and have never had a problem with them.

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