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Old 10-27-2011, 05:59 PM
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After 30+ years I am re doing my brakes on my 62 Corvette!
This stuff wares out sitting in the garage!!!

The car only has 7176 miles since I restored it back in the 70's.

The shoes are just showing a bit of ware in the center but other wise new, The problem is the wheel cylinders.

I got them off and they cleaned up nice no pits BUT the aluminum pistons are fair and the cup expander are all but gone springs are good.

My main parts house carries Centric parts, and the new wheel kits do NOT have cup expander in them.
I checked with a few "Brake Experts" and said they were not available anymore,

I was not able to buy new wheel cylinders so I am going to rebuild them


DO I NEED the expander in back of the rubber cups?

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Don't be overly concerned about the lack of the expander springs, or "garters". They're no longer used- or needed- in many cases. This is the same thing w/carb accelerator pump pistons in many cases, the design and material of the piston seals make them superfluous.
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Thank You for the quick response!

I guess i have no more excuses..............

Anyway the next brake job is only good for 25 years guarantee!!!
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