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#1448941 Thu Apr 21 2022 06:54 PM
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 9
Jim Carter no longer does hydrovac rebuilds since covid. Where are you either finding rebuild kits or rebuilds getting done for a 2 ton truck?

JamesPrice #1448970 Fri Apr 22 2022 01:12 AM
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What make, year, model truck?

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1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []
JamesPrice #1448993 Fri Apr 22 2022 11:51 AM
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James Price I think your local NAPA ,Oreilly,Autozone can help you is just expensive. Had better check it over carefully may be still good,I have 2 that are about 70 yrs old work fine. In the service book they tell you to give the booster Bendix vacuum cylinder oil (2 oz.) Jim Carter himself told me that is hydraulic jack oil found at your local parts store. Done that thru a 1/8 th. plug on the booster went to working good !! Inside there is a big leather cup that likes that oil 2 times a year. Once you get it serviced it makes a special noise when it is happy. Good Luck with your service.

JamesPrice #1449015 Fri Apr 22 2022 03:49 PM
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I was going to send mine to White Post Restorations in Virginia but instead I ordered a rebuild kit from Midwest Power Brake Products, Inc. = I had good success with the rebuild and the kit was perfect. I tore mine down first to evaluate whether I was going to attempt it.

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tclederman #1449110 Sat Apr 23 2022 11:18 AM
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JamesPrice #1450115 Sun May 01 2022 01:10 PM
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I had mine rebuilt by cardon ind. I went through my local NAPA store. They took care of the shipping for me. At the time, around a year ago, I paid $250.00 plus shipping

JamesPrice #1450155 Sun May 01 2022 06:59 PM
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Posts: 26
I have had excellent experiences with both White Post Restorations as well as Midwest Power Brake.

That said, I also just got a rebuilt unit off the shelf at my local parts store...not kidding, they had it just sitting on the shelf.

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