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60 Lark MC question

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  • 60 Lark MC question

    When I disassembled the MC it was so gunked up and nasty that I could tell where all of the parts went. Most are easy to figure out but I don't know where the rubber piece(circular w/hole)in the lower left hand corner of the pic goes. Anyone?
    1960 Lark 2 door sedan \"Ethel\"

  • #2
    Dont skimp on safety. If it was all gunked up as you say, its probably pitted from corrosion too. Buy a new cylinder & have the piece of mind being safe. Flush out all the lines & you'll no doubt find the same "gunk" in all the wheel cylinders too. Replace those too, or have them sleeved in brass or stainless followed with a rebuild kit.

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    • #3
      I already honed out the master cylinder and removed all of the pits, same goes for the wheel cylinders. The original stuff holds up amazingly well.
      1960 Lark 2 door sedan \"Ethel\"


      • #4
        If you honed the pits out you may have enlarged the bore. The cyl. may be ok for a while but I wouldn't put too much faith in it. New ones are available on e-bay for 35$, jimmijim
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        • #5
          Since no one else answered your original question... that rubber disc with the hole is the FIRST thing to go in the bore.
          It is quite difficult to remove (usually)... so I suggest you go fishing... because your original one might still be in there!


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          • #6
            Ray, that's funny you mentioned going fishing. I hadn't seen the old one until after I bead blasted the MC and I saw it laying on the floor by the bead blaster. I don't know when it came out, but it did. I think the bore is still OK for awhile since the parts are originals and the car only has 60k on it. I plan on converting to a double cylinder soon anyway. I'm just trying to get the ol' lady on the road again for now. Thanx so much for the help
            1960 Lark 2 door sedan \"Ethel\"