<VV> brake cylinder removal early
corvairduval at cox.net
Mon Nov 5 22:32:07 EST 2007
Take the backing plate off the rear trailing arm. If the bolts are not
too rusty, I don't take the axles out of the car, just let them hang so
the backing plates can be off the studs.
Sometimes I take the backing plate completely off the car and put it in
a vise if the bolt heads have rusted the flats off. I'm in the east you
Rebuilt many a wheel cylinder mounted to the backing plate. Not just on
Corvairs. Good results. Then the automakers put blow out proof stops
(pistons are captive to backing plate lumps) so it can't be rebuilt in
six point socket or combination wrench helps on moderately rusted bolt
Bill Brafford wrote:
>i have a 63 spyder, has anyone else had difficulty removing the rear brake cylinders? there are two bolts that hold the cylinder on, one of which is inaccessable. after several weeks of trying to make tools to fit, contemplating chisling the bolt head off, or grinding the interference from the edge of the swing axle, the cylinder was "rebuilt in place" hope it holds.
>has this situation presented itself to anyone else, if so what was your solution?
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