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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question Chrome round mstr clyinder cover

Does anyone know where I can purchase a chrome round brake master cylinder cap for my 66 Impala? I can find lots of dual reservoir caps, but none for a single reservoir.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 02:56 PM
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That's your car telling you that it would like to be converted to the much safer dual reservoir from a 67. Then, you can run the chrome cover!

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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I was trying not to have to go that route, but will have to give it some serious consideration

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 08:25 AM
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I believe the original would have been Gold Cadmium and here is a link for it.

https://www.classicindustries.com/pr.../a8500403.html
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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It's a cadmium one that I want to replace. I am probably going to take jayoldschool's suggestion and switch to a dual master.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2019, 07:36 PM
 
 
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Oh good Lord! I had my original one chromed over 30 years at what was at that time an "Old School" chrome shop. Except for 2 very small scratches on the top from removing the spring clip many times, it was perfect. Not like the cheap chrome stuff these days. Anyway, I replaced the entire brake system last year with a new booster and dual master but I kept the cap. I tried selling it on Craigslist, I took it to a swap meet and even labeled it as "free". Finally I put it in our garage sale last June on the Free table and no one took it. It was the only item that no one took. So as much as I hated to, I threw it away. It could have been yours for nothing. It's the same ol' story, you'll never need it until you get rid of it.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2019, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Story of my life, a day late or a dollar short. What's really funny is that I just picked up some other car parts in Renton and could have gotten that too had or timing been better. Oh well, I've decide to go to the dual cylinder anyway.
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Actually a good choice. I held off as long as I could but the booster needed a rebuild and it just wasn't worth the money for 50 year old technology. I'm glad I did change it out. It's a lot safer and the new booster makes it much easier to "slow er' down".
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-27-2019, 07:49 PM
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Exact same for me. I did it a few years ago on my 65 C10 because I lost a wheel cylinder and ended up in my field. Held off on my 65 since it is very original, and everything worked fine. Then, the master failed and I drove into my tire rack in my garage. Bounced right off the tires with a square hit on the bumper, and immediately ordered a 67 power drum/drum master, and the dual lines/block to convert it. Works perfect, stops great.

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