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Re: brakes on my 2 ton
Charles Pretzer #1320147 Fri Aug 02 2019 12:13 PM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 57
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Wrench Fetcher
O.K.!! so ,the plunger n the master cylinder was stuck. Put in a new M.C. now I have good brakes


I just finished a 1946 chevy pickup street rod
now on a 1950 chevy 3100
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also a GMC 220 with duals
and a 1948 chevy 2 ton
Re: brakes on my 2 ton
Charles Pretzer #1320175 Fri Aug 02 2019 05:05 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 613
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Shop Shark
Lightningtruck,

You may also check what big brakes you have. Some of the Canadian market brakes where different. I'm not a huge expert, but I believe one of the differences where how many bolts hold the drum to the hub. I make a disc brake conversion kit and one of the kits I shipped did not work on the canadian market truck due to 5 bolts holding the drum on versus the 6 bolts for US market.

Hope that helps a little bit,


Randy Domeck
Indianapolis Fabrications
rdomeck@me.com
Indianapolis, In. 46254
317-258-0039

Re: brakes on my 2 ton
Charles Pretzer #1320187 Fri Aug 02 2019 08:28 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
R domeck, thanks!
C Pretzer,
You replaced the master and then bleed as per instructions and all is well?
That's awesome!
Your hydro vac is hooked up?
That's a big accomplishment on a big truck.
Mike

Re: brakes on my 2 ton
Charles Pretzer #1320472 Mon Aug 05 2019 01:49 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,165
Big Bolt Forum Moderator
a lot of the parts for these big trucks (cylinder kits) can be found at either Rock Auto or Napa, as can the flexible brake hoses. Hard lines, make your own, or buy pre-made lengths and bend them yourself.


Mike

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