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Treadle Vac rebuild
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pajse
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I have pulled my Treadle Vac out for rebuild. Advertised in PAC is TreadleVacRepair.com also know as Tiger Treadle Vac Repair, has anyone used them?
Are they any good?

Posted on: 1/22 15:44
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Re: Treadle Vac rebuild
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JeromeSolberg
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I haven't used them (yet), but Ross Miller recently recommended them to me.

Posted on: 1/22 15:55
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pajse
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I have pulled out my Treadle Vac after 30 plus years that I have owned the car and never touched it. It has not given any problems in all that time. When I rebuilt the brake system in the late 80s I put new wheel cylinders and brake lines in and flushed the Treadle Vac. I then put in silicon brake fluid. One Treadle Vac rebuilder I talked with tells me I can't use silicon fluid in the new rebuild, he says the silicon fluid (dot 5) has changed and will swell and degrade the seals in the unit, has anyone experienced this. I have had no problems with the brakes on the Packard in all the years I have owed it and would like to continue to use silicon fluid in it.

Posted on: 1/24 19:28
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Re: Treadle Vac rebuild
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JeromeSolberg
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A study by Kanter itself recommended DOT 5 fluid. Maybe you want to talk to them, they rebuild them themselves. They even have a video of their testing system:

Kanter Testing a Treadlevac


Ross Miller recommended Tiger, but if you check their website they are out of town all of January. Ross Miller apparently has rebuilt these for systems using DOT 5 before, but he is out of town right now as well.

Posted on: 1/24 21:42
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BigKev
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I may be wrong, but I think Tiger is run by Andy Mylin who had been apprenticing with Ross for the last couple of years. Andy also does all the Packard T-Shirts.

Posted on: 1/24 21:56
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Re: Treadle Vac rebuild
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JeromeSolberg
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Andy Mylin, yes, that is the info I have as well.

Posted on: 1/24 22:21
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pajse
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Thanks for the responses I will give Kanter a call

Posted on: 1/25 17:22
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Re: Treadle Vac rebuild
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5540Packards
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Just avoid at all costs White Post restoration they almost cost me a major accident with their shoddy rebuild!

Posted on: 1/26 16:34
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ChuckAZ
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I used White Post and could not be happier. I thought their quality was very high

Posted on: 1/26 16:40
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pajse
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Thanks for the info on White Post, I used them years ago for another Packard and was disappointed in their work, so for me they were not in the running this time.

Posted on: 1/28 7:27
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