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Old 01-10-19, 21:42
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Default M8 Greyhound Brake Cylinders

Just a question regarding wheel cylinders for the M8 Greyhound, does anyone know of a source in Canada? What other vehicles would use the same Cylinders? I've been tasked with repairing the brakes on the M8 belonging to the Ontario Regiment Museum.
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Old 02-10-19, 01:02
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Default Have them sleeved

Hi Brian


If you have cylinder have them sleeved, it is a one and done approach. Find new cylinder is doable but they will go bad just as the original cylinders in a few years, as little as 3 years or maybe 10 years. I've sleeved all three of my trucks with sleeves they have now gone 20, 30, and 40 years without pitting of the cylinders. Now it is just replace the rubber parts and flush the system 10 years.


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Old 02-10-19, 02:58
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The difference in longevity, no doubt, is due to the sleeves being made of stainless steel.

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Old 02-10-19, 03:35
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The difference in longevity, no doubt, is due to the sleeves being made of stainless steel.
Or brass, depending on the company doing the work.
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I always ask for stainless steel.
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Old 02-10-19, 17:50
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All my trucks were done with brass, just happens that's what the 1st truck was done with. It worked so why mess with success.


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Old 04-10-19, 03:50
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Brian,
These guys have sleeved Ferret master cylinders for me. Price includes the full rebuild.
http://www.johnstuartpowerbrake.com/
Very nice work but quite expensive.

It's worth checking with Brian Asbury first. He's a great guy to deal with.
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