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Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: June 21, 2022 12:32AM

I am looking for referrals to get my wheel cylinders re-sleeved in stainless for one of my 54 intertrashionals. Of the four (yes, four) rears, I have only located one new one, for $140 and the other 3 are out of stock everywhere, possibly forever. I plan to convert to silicone brake fluid while its apart, as I usually do and I have had trouble with brass sleeves weeping silicone fluid around them on a customer car; that rebuilder said the only fix was a full system flush and dot3.

Thanks as always!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Canadian monza coupe 110/pg project car (no picture yet)
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, three Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, two 1954 International R-150 pickups, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Chrysler Snorunner, and thousands of parts





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Re: Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: June 21, 2022 12:51AM

One source: IH Parts America in Grass Valley, CA

[www.ihpartsamerica.com]

There is another "IH guy" somewhere in Oregon.

May not have parts, but probably know / can supply a solution.

Re: Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: June 21, 2022 02:15AM

White Post Restorations does the sleeves.

Re: Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 21, 2022 04:26AM


Re: Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: caroseiii ()
Date: June 21, 2022 05:46AM

I have not had that problem with my resleeved master cylinders with brass sleeves but I would note that seepage/leakage also happens with new cylinders using standard brake fluid.

C.A. Rose
Metairie, LA
1962 Spyders

Re: Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: June 21, 2022 05:50AM

Brake and Equipment Supply in Minneapolis has a nifty shop doing stuff for unobtainables. I love that place.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



Re: Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 21, 2022 05:57AM


Re: Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: June 21, 2022 06:54AM

Thank you for the info guys! I checked White Post restorations, they sleeve in brass and they have this disclaimer:
" Lifetime Warranty
We fully guarantee all parts that are sleeved and/or rebuilt by us, with the exception of those used in conjunction with silicone fluid (DOT 5)."

Unfortunately they will not work. I will reqch out to Brake and equipment supply today. Thanks again as usual!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Canadian monza coupe 110/pg project car (no picture yet)
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, three Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, two 1954 International R-150 pickups, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Chrysler Snorunner, and thousands of parts


Re: Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: June 21, 2022 09:43AM

Just what does Brass have to do with leaks? Read some of the threads on AACA forum. Lots of antique cars running brass sleeved cylinders with DOT 5.

There was some trouble with another stainless sleeve vendor who use sleeves with a seam in them. And boring to size did not clean the seam area. Of course they leaked like a sieve. It was not a vendor mentioned above.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

Re: Sort of OT: who re-sleeves wheel cylinders in stainless?
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: June 23, 2022 05:27PM

Sorry I didn't see your post earlier, Cody. This the shop in Ft. Wayne, In. that Larry Claypool featured in his recent video on Corvair brakes.

[webzoom.freewebs.com]

From their site: "At BRAKE Materials and PARTS, rebuilding begins with an analysis of why the product failed. Careful expert attention identifies the unit and matches it with original factory specifications or better. We will inspect the condition of the cylinder bore and we can provide stainless sleeving services if required.

Then rebuilding begins."

Good luck!

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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