I have a 62 Airflyte that has the hydraulic brakes on it. They have been dry and unused for years, and I would like to make them work again. I have the old parts cleaned up, but I need to get new brake cylinders and brake pads. I believe that I have found the right brake cylinders, but I have had no luck so far with the pads. The pads are 10" by 2 1/4" and they have a Ford logo on them. Napa cant find any Ford car or truck from 55-65 that has this size. I will try a trailer shop but was wondering if anyone else has gone though this before, and could give me an idea on a part number. Thanks, Brian
I will be replacing all of the lines, and I will be looking at the master cylinder next, if I can find the parts for the hydraulic set up. I have already spoken with a trailer supply place about switching it to electric brakes, and they have a kit that they said should work, but they dont have the correct wheel bearings, so I would have to track those down. Plus the hydraulic set up should work fine if I can get it to work. Also I already have a brand new set of wheel bearings for the stock set up. Brian
Brian, we have repaired several surge brake systems. Every one needed a new master cylinder. Some of the lines were fine, others not. The wheel cylinders can usually be rebuilt (work them rust free, new seals). The fittings can be difficult: there is usually a swivel ell at the master cylinder. Try not to ruin that fitting!
Take the old brake shoe with you and most trailer/frame shops should be able to help you. We didn't have a part #...