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1951 Rocket 88

Old July 27th, 2018, 04:46 PM
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1951 Rocket 88

New guy here. Just got my hands on a 51' Super 88 Rocket. Having a tough time finding a replacement master cylinder, or rebuild kit--Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!! - Jason
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Old July 27th, 2018, 08:50 PM
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Welcome Jason. Post some pictures of your car when you have a chance. Everybody here loves pictures. Try Fusick Automotive. I just looked and they have a rebuild kit and they also have a new master cylinder. Here is the link:

http://www.fusickautomotiveproducts....s.asp?dept=967
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Power or manual brakes, If power is it a Bendix or Moraine unit. If it's aluminum it's Bendix if cast Iron it's a Moraine unit. They will ask at Fusick and they are different. I think all the manual masters are the same for a number of years like 1939 to 56 or 57 but check on that before you purchase..... Tedd
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You may not need this, but just in case, here are the part numbers for the manual brake cars from the Olds parts book:

Group 4.649 Repair Kit, Master Brake Cylinder
1941-1958 exc. P.B. ..........................................5453950

Group 4.650 Cylinder, Hydraulic Brake Master (LHD Items only)
1941-1955 exc. P.B. ..........................................5450208

Parts for the power brake cylinders and kits are shown under groups 4.898 and 4.901, but there are no listings before 1953.
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I don't think power brakes were available until 1953. I might be wrong on that but the earliest power brake rebuild kits Fusick has is 1953.
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Originally Posted by redoldsman View Post
I don't think power brakes were available until 1953. I might be wrong on that but the earliest power brake rebuild kits Fusick has is 1953.

Red, You are correct and I'm not thinking very good this morning.... Tedd


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Tedd, you have a lot going on out there with those fires affecting family members. It is very rare when you are off the mark. Hope thing go well for all involved.
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