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    64 & 65 Rear Brake Wheel Cylinder

    This is a curiosity question - I was looking at the parts catalog for '65 rear brake wheel cylinders (I don't need any part number references)
    The '64 & '65 earlies with 3:36 rears take a smaller cylinder (7/8" vs 1-1/16"). - Any educated guess why is that? Maybe four cylinder motors?

    Just wondering...
    Last edited by gfleduc; 05-16-2018 at 12:46 AM.
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    I believe the difference in the part numbers corresponds to 10 bolt rearend (3.36 gears) vs. optional heavy duty 12 bolt rearend, which usually had 3.73 or 4.10 gearing



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    64 & 65 Rear Brake Wheel Cylinder

    I don't know mine is the 12 bolt rear & it uses the same cylinder as the other configurations
    Just an oddity:

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    Always best just to pull one side apart and take the wheel cylinder into the parts store, so they can match it up. That way you know you're getting the correct part.



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    Cool

    More than likely a case the General using parts he had on hand....
    The whole Van concept was a new thing back then...I know hard to believe.
    They did not care enough to even keep track of production numbers.
    Substituting a smaller rear wheel cylinder because of, who know what reason.In order to not stop production.
    Then NOT correctly documenting it is not to hard to conceive.
    Another twist most 3:36 rears mainly came in Sport Vans.
    Maybe the engineers figured a van load of people did not weigh as much as a van load of cargo.
    So the difference would not matter.....


    Last edited by Wookee; 05-17-2018 at 06:32 AM.
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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