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Re: Brake master cylinder rebuild or buy new?

To: Tim Economu <>
Subject: Re: Brake master cylinder rebuild or buy new?
From: "Andrew B. Lundgren" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 15:38:43 -0700 (MST)
I bought a new one when it came time...

On a side note, I have read that some people have replaced their early brake 
systems with the huge booster system that was used in the late models. 

Is there any benefit to doing that?  My brakes will lock up now if I mash them, 
what does the booster do to improve it?

On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Tim Economu wrote:

> Hello wise friends.....
> what do you think? My 1969 probably original brake master cyl has decided to
> go "pedal to the medal" and lose braking power. The pedal will go to the
> floor in about 5-6 seconds after a hard push. Fluid was changed recently,
> was/is Castrol GMA. No fluid is being lost.
> Is current wisdom to repair or replace with new? I intend to drive the car
> for the next 30 years so I do not want  a short term fix. Of course there is
> a chance the cylinder has already been rebuilt. Is it possible to get a unit
> to seal after a couple of rehones? Do you think I should repair, or replace?
> Is either one a very difficult job, and besides the obvious task of bleeding
> which has been well covered, are there any gotchas?

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