Wheel Cylinder Rebuilding

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Mike Israel

Guest
Hi Again,

Who have you used to have wheel cylinders
revuilt/resleeved.

I have heard mixed reviews about Whitepost. Have not
heard anything on Apple Hydraulics. Problem is,
vendors usually use the wrond rebuild kits for Amphi.

Any thoghts on brass vs. stainless?

Thanks,

Mike I.
 
J

John Friese

Guest
Mike,

I had mine done at White Post but I didn't know about the stainless
guys at that time. I would think the stainless ones might be better
simply because stainless is a harder material but not all stainless
is really stainless and will rust eventually whereas brass absolutely
won't rust.

I wasn't all that impressed with the rubber parts that White Post
used though and eventually switched those parts on one of my cars
when one wheel cylinders leaked a bit.

One thing about White Post though is that they are honorable people
and will stand behind their work. Also, if you ask them nicely, they
will switch the piston in a Volkswagen master cylinder to the version
that Amphicar used. The hole diameter in the Amphicar version is a
bit larger than the VW's and the push pin won't seat correctly in it
unless you turn the pin down to a smaller diameter. You shouldn't
try to drill out the VW piston because the whole casting is different
and drilling it will make the side walls will be very thin. If you
try using the VW cylinder without such a modification and the pin
essentially "binds" in the piston, you can adjust the piston outward
to make it work but the piston will experience side forces that will
make it fail after a couple of years.

Bear in mind though that Hugh sells the correct Amphicar master
cylinder for less than White Post will charge to rebuild one. Of
course, the original Amphicar cylinder doesn't have the brass
sleeving.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red




--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Mike Israel
<amphicar770@y...> wrote:
> Hi Again,
>
> Who have you used to have wheel cylinders
> revuilt/resleeved.
>
> I have heard mixed reviews about Whitepost. Have not
> heard anything on Apple Hydraulics. Problem is,
> vendors usually use the wrond rebuild kits for Amphi.
>
> Any thoghts on brass vs. stainless?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike I.
 
M

Michael Echemann

Guest
Mike:
I used a place in MN once which Ken Roy turned the club on to. I have never
installed the cylinders on a car yet however they came back excellent. I
had a spare set of old ones around and decided to send them in. The price
was reasonable but I can't recall the name of the place and can't find the
receipt. Try sending Ken an email. I can tell you they were very
conscientious in their work. They called me and had me send a couple
pistons as they were not happy with two which came out of the cylinders. I
know others have used the same place and were very happy.
Mike


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Israel" <amphicar770@yahoo.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 5:09 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Wheel Cylinder Rebuilding


>
> Hi Again,
>
> Who have you used to have wheel cylinders
> revuilt/resleeved.
>
> I have heard mixed reviews about Whitepost. Have not
> heard anything on Apple Hydraulics. Problem is,
> vendors usually use the wrond rebuild kits for Amphi.
>
> Any thoghts on brass vs. stainless?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike I.
>
>
>
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