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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-20-09, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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1961 Ford Master Cylinder Question

Ok, so I think it is time to replace my master cylinder in my 85,000 original mile 1961 Galaxie. The lines are starting to corrode and the master cylinder looks a little beat up.

So, the question is should I simply replace it with a new single master cylinder or should I get a dual master cylinder?

Now I am very particular and I like the car to look as original as possible, but I understand the safety of having a dual cylinder. I still have all four original drum brakes and I do not intend on converting them to disc brakes.

So if I want to get a dual master cylinder, does anyone know where I can get one that looks correct for the period? Do they make reproduction dual master cylinders for 1960's Fords? And where can I get the appropriate brakes lines?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Tongue Re: 1961 Ford Master Cylinder Question

Just stay at a single Master Cylinder. I use it too. If you like to change to Disc Conv. you need the Dual System. For brake linings try 1 A Autoparts, Rockauto.com or Macs Antique Autoparts. They are very helpful.

I think stainless steel brake linings are not neccesary.


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