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Old 09-20-2009, 07:41 PM
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Which master cylinder for me?

I need some help with my 65 chevelle....I bought the car with a disk front/drum rear brake kit already installed, and it has a manual master cylinder. As I was finishing the engine bay this summer, I went and bled all the brakes all front and rear. The master cly. started leaking at the firewall where the booster bolts up. Is it worth trying to fix with a new seal, or should I just buy a new master? I just dont know what master to buy for manual disk brakes. I was looking at a Dorman M89160. Would this be the right fit? Thanks for any help.

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Is it a GM master cylinder or an after market type? I would go back with a new GM master cylinder they can be had in power or manual and if you use one for a later 70ish Chevelle or 70ish Camaro you can even get one for front disc and rear drum.

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I dont know if it is a GM or aftermarket (probably another reason its leaking) Any idea where the best place is to go for one? SSBC, or Classic performance Parts have a good selection, but the Dorman I mentioned above seemed to have the correct bolt location...you think it will work? Maybe I can contact Dorman directly.
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I would just go to your local auto parts store and ask for a NEW Raybestos or Bendix master cylinder. DO NOT accept a house brand. Take a look at 60's Corvette or 60's Chevelle or Camaro. There is no need to pay big money for a master cylinder from those places online. A new master cylinder should cost no more than about $60 at your local parts store. DO NOT BUY A REMANUFACTURED ONE EITHER.

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I will ask the nearest NAPA....I will let ya know what I find. Thanks.
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78 camaro manual brake master will do it for ya.Cheap and available.
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Thanks guys....as always, your knowledge saves me money!!! The only way I will finish this project.
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