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twol78s

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67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« on: February 24, 2011, 08:22:18 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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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 02:41:27 PM »
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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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 06:04:32 PM »
I've sent master cylinders to White Post Restorations (www.whitepost.com) 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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twol78s

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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 05:38:52 AM »
I never responded on this.  I ended up sending the master cylinder to White Post Restorations.  They did a beautiful job on the restoration of the master cylinder and it looks beautiful and works perfectly.  I am a very satisfied customer. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 01:11:07 PM »
Keep your receipt. They warranty them for life. They covered my vettes after 10 years.
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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 07:20:12 PM »
How long of a turnaround was it for White Post to do the job?
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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 06:51:48 AM »
And how much?
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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2015, 05:18:21 PM »
White Post did my '69 Z/28 master (309-US) in 2000 for $158.00 (sleeve and rebuild), and did the same to my '67 Corvette master (5455509-DC) in 2002 for $162.00; turnaround in both cases was 3 days.  :)
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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2015, 12:43:08 AM »
The restoration that White Post Restorations did on the non-power (front disc, rear drum) master cylinder for my '67 Camaro took about 1 week round trip (UPS Ground), and cost approx.  $250 (can't remember the exact amount and don't have access to the receipt here) in late 2012. 

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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2015, 04:07:19 AM »
Thanks, I appreciate the information.
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Re: 67 Manual Disc Master Cylinder Rebuild
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2015, 02:17:00 AM »
White Post is very highly regarded here in VA. Can't go wrong in choosing them for any brake work you need.
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