Thanks, Phil, but it looks like it is leaking from the boot. I'm not sure the back of the boot is securely fitting in the channel on the cylinderI never had much luck with the rebuild holding up for very long. I would just replace it entirely. Hang onto the accordion boot, the new one probably won't have one.
Thanks, Lloyd...I know both you and Phil are the best, so I'll order up a new one....You too, George!The boot is just to keep dirt out. But my rebuild kits did come with new ones. Personally unless you have a good hone and the cylinder is in really good shape, I'd just buy a professionally rebuilt one. I rebuilt mine but I only honed them with scotch-brite and my reservoir is already filled with black residue from the new piston seals being chewed up. Now my plan is to just wait for them both to start leaking again and then replace with new.
'66 and earlier have a 3/4" bore ID, '68-up 13/16th".Thanks, Lloyd...I know both you and Phil are the best, so I'll order up a new one.
i rebuilt mine as well with a kit from o'reilly, and it kept on leaking. i realised that i didn't line the cylinder with the plunger, so i lined everything up and it's still holding up (it's been a few months now). the bore was in good shape.I rebuilt mine and it held up for about a month and then went back out. Ordered a new one and it's been fine for going on two years now.
Yup, but...If there's no deep rust or scoring, get a small adjustable hone, stick it in your drill, and clean out the bore. Don't go at it too hard, and run the hone in and out so you can get some cross hatching in the bore. Over the years (decades) I've restored quite a few wheel cylinders this way, plus a few master and slave cylinders.