Sorry all, here is some of the input I got;
*there are four cylinders(2 on each wheel) on the front of a BN4
*replace the 3 brake hoses (2 on front and one on back) while in there
as they deteriate over time and can inhibit the flow of fluid.
*need to adjust brakes (on backing plate) after installing cylinders
and before bleeding brakes (can affect height of pedal)
Additionally, I think I would recommend replacing everything at once
while in there instead of trying to go the cheap route (like I did)
especially if the parts are original. Also, I'd recommend not
bothering to rebuild the old cylinders if possible. The cylinders are
50 years old and can only last so long.
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On Jul 24, 2008, at 3:16 PM, "Eric (Rick) Wilkins" <email@example.com>
> It shouldn't be that difficult for an "old school" mechanic to get
> I'm just about to replace my two rear cylinders and am thinking about
> how to proceed with the front. I've got a BN6 which uses FOUR 80-90
> dollar ea. cylinders...
> On Jul 24, 2008, at 8:51 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> The brake pedal has been low on my '58 since I purchased it
>> recently. I took it in to a local shop to have the brakes bled and
>> they told me one of the front cylinders was leaking a little which
>> was kept them from being able to get the pedal to come all the way
>> up. I got two new cylinders (from Moss - I know you want to kill
>> me) and they replaced those. When they were bleeding the brakes the
>> 2nd time they broke (accidentally) the place on the rear cylinder
>> where the bleed screw is goes into the cylinder. So I got two new
>> rear cylinders. They bled the brakes again and the pedal is even
>> worse (it is at the floor on the first pump but comes up after
>> that). They suggested I get a new master (which I have on the way).
>> It looks like all of the cylinders are probably original. Is this
>> somewhat normal when replacing the original equipment and is there
>> anything unusual I should know about a Healey that might get past
>> the average brake man?
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