42989Re: [Imperial-Club] 61 Front Wheel Cylinders - Buy from Whom?/ PROGRESS on the FUEL SENDER !!
- Mar 15, 2014My experience in the past with rebuilt wheel cylinders is that they don’t last all that long. I suppose it could have been the person doing the rebuild (it wasn’t me). I always buy new ones. The Raybestos Premium at Rock Auto, when I last bought them for my ‘63, were either made in the USA or Mexico but at least not from China (don’t know if that still is the case). I would get the premium line, not the “el cheapo” version.Carl B
You can also rebuild the wheel cylinders. You can buy a rebuild kit on Rock Auto or almost any parts store. Or any mechanic can rebuild them easily. I just rebuilt all fours on my 48 Lincoln Continental Conv. Usually the rubber goes bad.
Fuel sending units are something different. You can buy a replacement unit. Often they get gummed up and don't respond. You have to take the unit out to determine the problem.
Hope that helps.
Richard A. De Vito Sr
From: Imperial-Club@yahoogroups.com on behalf of norman silverman
Sent: Fri 3/14/2014 8:38 PM
Subject: [Imperial-Club] 61 Front Wheel Cylinders - Buy from Whom?/ PROGRESS on the FUEL SENDER !!
Today, my right front wheel locked up after the brakes were applied. After it released (by driving backwards) I took the drum off and saw that the top cylinder is leaking. I want to replace all wheel cylinders and wonder who has a good quality product for a rational price. All comments welcome.
Next, and FINALLY, some progress on the Fuel Sending unit mystery.
Synopsis: New sending unit did not work inside the tank, although it did when hooked up outside the tank. My Bulgarian Diesel mechanics were intrigued by this circumstance and asked if they could take a look. Given that in Bulgaria they had to make do with inferior or missing parts all during their time there, I thought "hey, it couldn't hurt". Anyway, Richie figured that the float arm was not properly configured for this application so he bent it downward a bit. Because there was no gas in the car to speak of, there was no indication on the gauge. I then drove a very short distance to a gas station and put in 10 gallons, which caused the needle to go to 1/4 FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. When I have time I'm going to pull the sender and bend the arm more to see if that will solve it entirely.
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