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Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
Reg: 04-24-14
04-18-19 07:29 PM - Post#2764519    
    In response to Slow Train

Hi Terry, I very much agree with you about silicone based brake fluid for collector cars. It is an absolute godsend in terms of system longevity.

I am not so sure on your view on dual masters. My 48 PU spat out an axle due to worn axle circlip and spat the axle into the fender.
No Hydraulic brakes, no E-brake power and swerving across the road out of real control.

Just luck saved me. I could have stopped four times quicker and stayed in my lane if the front brakes were still functional. I think if you are going to replace the master then a dual of the same diameter is very wise.

Out of interest my 48 is a Canadian RHD export model and was therefore made in 1947 and is RHD factory.
Three on the floor and fuel tank under the tray.

I have added a 261 as the 216 was dying and a complete 54 front axle for the Bendix brakes and later shock mounts. Goes stops and rides better.
Just a site work truck awaiting restoration. Although it once was my daily driver.

Cheers Kiwi
48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus

Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 04-18-19 07:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
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