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Old 04-09-2012, 01:02 PM
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I did it on my '59 and it's pretty simple. I got my kits from Advance Auto parts. They're about $10-12 a wheel.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:58 PM
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I did it on my '59 and it's pretty simple. I got my kits from Advance Auto parts. They're about $10-12 a wheel.
Pardon the newbie question, but are these brake adjuster kits universal or are they specific to the car. I donít really know how to search for it online.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:08 PM
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Here's the Wagner part numbers; H2512 for left front and rear, H2513 for right side. Look under 61-63 Thunderbird.
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Here's the Wagner part numbers; H2512 for left front and rear, H2513 for right side. Look under 61-63 Thunderbird.
Perfect. Thank you!
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:15 PM
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Been there - done that - it wasn't pretty or safe looking IMHO. All the disc / drum master cyls I found only used 2 of the 4 bolts on the original booster. I bet there was a reason for using 4 smaller bolts rather than just 2 of them...
Eric (Dkheld) is on the money regarding firewall bolts.

The original M/C (or PB bracket) sandwiched three important metals together with four studs and cage nuts; the Brake Pedal Support Bracket, Firewall, and Master Cylinder (or Booster Bracket).

I heard about 'firewall flex' which didn't make sense to me because these four studs & nuts hold everything together real well. If only two bolts are used, I'm SURE the brake support bracket will flex at the firewall. I am too used to dealing strictly with power brakes and four fasteners at the firewall.

If your money is tight, you do not need self adjusters and rebuild kits are cheap. All OEM parts are simple and easy to rebuild IF your bleeder screws work.

For over fifty years, your car worked just fine using OEM parts. These are all the parts used in your M/C:

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To verify possible firewall flex (as a result of overly stressed sheet metal @ the firewall and compounded by a manual shift car/truck), have some one watch the booster asm while applying the brakes firmly. If the booster asm moves, the area needs to be enforced.
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