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1958 Coronet Power Brake booster

From: Tina
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Date: October 28, 2002


Well, this weekend I took my car to a show and the power brakes stopped working. The master cylinder has fluid in it and there is good vacuum, so I think it is the power brake booster that went bad. To make matters worse, I pulled the rear wheel on the passenger side (I had heard a noise from it when I used the brakes) and when I removed the drum (with much trouble and a few choice words), the shoes fell out in pieces. The drums are pretty grooved up too. The wheel cylinder was also starting to leak on that wheel. Can anyone give me an idea of where to get the parts I need, or give me some advice? Should I look for new drums and wheel cylinders, or have the drums turned and get wheel cylinder kits. So many choices, I want to fix it right though. Thanks, Tina


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