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  • Andy R.
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    ^+1 for Jim's - he makes them with fresh material.
    Some stock at FLAPS have been sitting on the shelf beyond their recommended service life.

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  • 52 Ragtop
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    My fittings and hose comes from the USA, I crimp & test them in the USA!

    Jim

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  • Corbinstein0
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    correct. however in 1989, I didn't know the club existed, and had to support the flaps. at least then I may have received American made.

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  • 52 Ragtop
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    But, as Rich stated, With all the Studebaker venders, one shouldn't have to support their local FLAPS store!

    Jim

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  • Corbinstein0
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    Yes Bensherb, you are correct, Mustang Hoses.....

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  • bensherb
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    Originally posted by JoeHall View Post

    You can also put a saddle on a hog. With OEM style wheel cylinders readily available, at reasonable prices from our vendors, what is the advantage of making something else fit? Do the Mustang WCs work better? The OEMs work well, and kinda hard to improve on. But the shoe liners could be better. Of the two liners available, brownish with metal sintering, and blackish, the brownish work better but squeal. The blackish are silent, but are not even good candidate for a TQ, since they just don't grab as they should. IMHO
    I assumed he was talking about the Mustang hoses. Not the wheel cylinders.

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  • JoeHall
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    Originally posted by Corbinstein0 View Post
    that's funny, I ended up using late 60's mustang ones on the front of my '50 truck.....LOL
    You can also put a saddle on a hog. With OEM style wheel cylinders readily available, at reasonable prices from our vendors, what is the advantage of making something else fit? Do the Mustang WCs work better? The OEMs work well, and kinda hard to improve on. But the shoe liners could be better. Of the two liners available, brownish with metal sintering, and blackish, the brownish work better but squeal. The blackish are silent, but are not even good candidate for a TQ, since they just don't grab as they should. IMHO

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  • Corbinstein0
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    that's funny, I ended up using late 60's mustang ones on the front of my '50 truck.....LOL

    Correction.... Mustang Hoses... my bad. come to think of it, I may have used one in the rear too......
    Last edited by Corbinstein0; 03-23-2021, 03:58 AM.

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  • 52 Ragtop
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    Rich,
    A LOT of the manufacturers catalogs that I have "acquired" over the years, do not have the correct info on some of the Studebaker hose's. I catalog will list one hose (with fittings and lengths) another one will also list fittings and lengths, but BOTH are different! Even the fittings, The good news is, Studebaker did not use that many different hose ends, just a change of lengths on some models. The only reason I can think of is: They (manufactures) did give a rats tail end!

    Jim

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  • StudeRich
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    I have to wonder WHAT "Book" are you reading. The Studebaker Chassis Parts Catalog and our Vendor's Catalogs all State Front, Rear and Qty. with the correct Part Number for each.

    https://studebakervendors.com

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  • bezhawk
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    Front wheel cylinders are larger than the rears. The front hoses are same both sides, the rear flex hose is different than the fronts.

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  • PeterHawk
    started a topic Brakes: Wheel Cylinders / Brake Flex Lines

    Wheel Cylinders / Brake Flex Lines

    Refreshing the brakes on my 1962 GT Hawk, which are non-power. Are all four wheel cylinders (front and back) the same, parts book shows two different numbers. Are the flex lines in the front the same?
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