Brianbuick

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  1. At this point I am looking for an oem pump, brackets and pulley to mate with the aftermarket gear box.
  2. Scott, I just now saw your post from February. I am attempting a power steering conversion using an aftermarket kit from an outfit called Ezsteer on my 55 Special.,The problem at this point is that the pulleys on the aftermarket pump don’t line up with the water pump and crankshaft pulleys. I’m curious as to whether you got yours done successfully and if so what your experience was.
  3. I know your post is two years old but thought I would see if it’s still available by any chance.
  4. The company is called Ezsteer and I found them on Ebay
  5. Has anybody tried a power steering conversion. I am trying one on a 55 Special with an after market kit and experiencing problems with the pulleys lining up
  6. Your technique sounds similar to the paintless dent removal that has become so popular, except with the addition of heat. I'll need to get the top tank back from the repair shop before reinstallation. I'll take pictures and then see if I can figure out how to post them. thanks to both of you for the additional input.
  7. I have a leaking , probably original,radiator on my 1955 Special. It got me to Springfield and back last year but I don't figure it will heal itself. Identification on the top is: Harrison 3131175 55D R21. The top shell is kind of dented up so it seemed like a good time to improve reliability and appearance by getting a new one. There was a thread from 2013 on the topic and Walker Radiator Works seemed to be highly though of by one contributor. I located Classic Radiators in Farmingdale NY. They look good from their website. I was just wondering if anybody has any words of wisdom as to what I am contemplating and any experience with either of these two sources, or perhaps others. Thanks, Brian
  8. Thanks for your input, Bob. Why don't you contact me on my personal email: brianbailey545@gmail.com.
  9. The line outside diameter ia about 1/4 inch, but what I was referring to was the diameter of the threaded nipple which screws into the MS.
  10. That makes sense, I'm afraid. I looked into the end of each cylinder, and the hole in the old one is noticeably larger than the one in the replacement. I' ll just have to be patient and wait for Kanter to get back. It does make one wonder what car this cylinder is for in that a reduced volume of fluid comes out of the master. Maybe it's just the end piece of the cylinder that has to be changed out. Thanks for your input. Brian
  11. That's an excellent idea. I am going to try it tomorrow. There are two things that could be bothersome. The first is the lineup of the line to the cylinder, although I imagine a little bending should make that doable. The second issue is whether the flared end of the line will be snugged down to the mating surface inside the master cylinder opening. It's worth a try. Thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out. Brian
  12. I'm in the final stages of brake system rebuild on my 1955 Special. It's no power brakes. As I went to line up the main line coming out of the master with the opening at the end of the master cylinder I discover that the opening in the master cylinder which I got from Kanter several months ago is 3/8". The fitting on the line is 1/2" as is the opening on the old master. I'm sure the old master and all lines are original. I'm wondering if anyone has come across this before. I have a call in to customer service at Kanter to see what their remedy is. No response yet. I'm starting to get a little anxious because the national meet is not far off. Brian
  13. T Thanks for for your response. I have one of those; mine is called Mityvac. I've used it successfully to bleed at the wheel cylinders but didn't think of using it to bench bleed the master cylinder. All the utube how to's showed using a bleeding kit, running a clear line from the master cylinder output back up to the reservoir and slowly pushing the push rod in and out until bubbles no longer appear in the line. Have you used the vacuum device to bench bleed the master cylinder?
  14. I am in the final stages (I think) of complete brake system overhaul - new cylinders, hoses, lines and master. It all began whenI discovered no brakes in back, and the cause was total blockage of hose connecting frame to back wheel lines. Two new back lines installed. Just got the master out. One of the three bolts gave me fits. Next step is bleeding the new master. I've watched several how-to videos of varying quality but none with masters of my vintage - "55 Special no power. It sounds like I can get a bleeder kit at an auto parts store. I'm looking for input from anyone who has had hands on experience with the bleeding process for words of wisdom. I still need to run the line from the master to what I call the distributor and of course the three lines going out from it, so any advise there will be accepted with great appreciation. Brian
  15. SUCCESS! Because the end of the clamp was on top and difficult to get at I used a pipe wrench to get it started and then inserted the screwdriver. New lines are on order from Inline. Hopefully the brackets have one more bend to them. From other advise received along the way I know not to fasten brake cylinders to backing plates or "T" junction to the frame until lines are attached. The next challenge is getting the line out of the master cylinder. Keep hitting with Liquid Wrench and one of these times it will brake free. I sure don't want to have to replace that line. Thanks for all the advise to date. Brian