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lstude
04-07-2007, 03:55 PM
I finally got the brakes working on my 52 Commander. I installed front brakes that came off of my 63 Lark parts car. The shoes looked real good, but I put new wheel cylinders on them.

Now I am one step closer to driving to South Bend.:)Or at least being able to stop if I get there.:D

They were a bolt in, but I noticed some differences, like the wheel bearing for the 63 is smaller than the one that came on the 52.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/63Larkfrontbrakesinstalled001.jpg

My nephew came over and pumped the pedal.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Jamespumpingbrakes.jpg


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Roscomacaw
04-07-2007, 04:58 PM
STOP IT! STOP IT!STOP IT, I SAY!!!:(:(:(

Lookin' GOOD, Leonard! I like that red hot exhaust manifold!

Miscreant adrift in
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

N8N
04-07-2007, 04:58 PM
yup, the bearings changed for the '56 model year but as you discovered the spindles are the same. I bet you will be quite pleased with the improvement in braking.

nate

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Dick Steinkamp
04-07-2007, 09:10 PM
Way to go Leonard! [^]

Feels good to be making progress, doesn't it [8D]



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lstude
04-07-2007, 09:17 PM
quote:Feels good to be making progress, doesn't it


Yes, it does. It will feel even better when I get the front clip back on!

Karl
04-07-2007, 10:35 PM
Lookin good..:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

Randy_G
04-07-2007, 10:59 PM
quote: Yes, it does. It will feel even better when I get the front clip back on!


You can put it back on tommorow, the easter bunny can help you align it. Then off to paint! Sounds like a plan to me.

Randy_G

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