Re: JD's 1941 180 Limousine

Posted by HH56 On 2010/12/2 9:54:31
That is good news. They must have built the early cylinders out of better materials than the later ones. Most of the postwar ones I came across were in pretty poor shape.

I guess calling the Packard dealer for new boots is out of the question so maybe the cylinder places will sell just a boot or if large enough, maybe a master cylinder boot would work?

If nothing is found, one other option might be to make some out of Flexane or some other silicon or urethane pourable rubber type compounds. The form looks simple enough that a mold shouldn't be too hard to make. If one of the boots is still in decent shape even better because a mold could be poured around it out of a hard urethane plastic.

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