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Wheel Cylinder

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Carl Bahn
Raleigh, NC, USA   usa

Need a lttle help, what is the "Trick" to getting the Clip on thw back of the rear wheen cylinder ?
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Carl Bahn
Raleigh, NC, USA   usa

Never mind, found via a search. It helps if yo can spell !
Matthew T
SK, Canada   can

Was the answer to hold your tongue in the right position?
Seemed to help me...lol
Can you post a link to the thread you found...I'll be doing this shortly ( If the cylinders ever arrive)
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Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, Mi, USA   usa

for those who hate the E clip that comes with rear cylinders (and who doesn't), I did a bit of research and found retaining rings and spring washers that are very close to the original factory ones, and as a bonus, are available in stainless steel:

Grainger #5DA81 = 11/16" external retaining ring, stainless steel. $12.94 (10)
Grainger #6ZA12 = 11/16" wave washer (3 wave), stainless steel. $16.42 (10)

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/static/products.html

Because they are only available in packs of 10, I now have enough of them to last me for 100 years (at the rate that I replace my rears).

The other alternative of pulling the roll pin, tapping the hole and attaching with a small hex head screw. Though, perhaps the original design which allows some "float" helps the shoes to seat better. The rear brakes do so little of the work that it might not matter either way.


Norm
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Conrad Griffith
Chagrin Falls, OHIO, USA   usa
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Lil Chocolate Drop"

Great information, Norm. Unfortunately, Grainger's prices have gone up $2-3 per item. Retaining rings are now $14.73/10 and wave washers are $19.66/10.

Conrad
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Carl Bahn
Raleigh, NC, USA   usa

Thanks to everyones replies. I am going to go the grainger way... I have bent 2 of these E-clips and have had enough. 2 Screwdrivers may work if you could get in there to use them.

Thanks again !
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michael anderson
NORTHERN NEVADA, USA   usa

I have a solution but the e-clips I got were physically NEVER going to fit...

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