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1939 six....master cylinder replacement and other dumb questions
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The brakes on the 39 with all lines, wheel cylinders and shoes was done by prior owner. Then the car sat for several decades. I will go back over the system but the master is leaking. Has anyone out there switched to dual master cylinder . Seems possible...unlike the Caribbean.
Any hints welcome.
Second minor issue. I believe the firewall would have originally been done in flat black but I see shots of cars with firewall done to match the body color. If you do the second option would you also paint inner fenders and inside hood the body color?
I am dying the existing vinyl seats( will redo door panels) with product from Rub n restore. Will advise how well it works. The supplier did a test and it looks great.

Posted on: 2/21 19:12
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Re: 1939 six....master cylinder replacement and other dumb questions
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Wheel cylinders can likely be bought new from NAPA. You'll need to do a little sleuthing on parts numbers, but I replaced all the cylinders on my '37 115C and my '40 110 from NAPA for under $20 each. The master cylinders were rebuilt with kits, under $15.

I don't think it would be that tough to switch to a dual cylinder; I may do it some day on mine. You'd need to fab up appropriate brackets, but I don't think it's that big a deal.

Posted on: 2/21 21:42
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Re: 1939 six....master cylinder replacement and other dumb questions
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My '39 Six, purchased new by my father, had the firewall in body color and during my restoration the research seemed to show that it was correct. The inner fender panels were Black.

Posted on: 2/25 20:31
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