Wheel Cylinders

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Are there any Suppliers that sell honest to goodness AMERICAN made wheel cylinders without the crappy metric bleeders for the rear of a 69RR ??????
 

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In a word - no, there isn't.
Least not that I found when redoing my entire drum/drum system on my '68 GTX:
https://www.forbbodiesonly.com/mopa...l-now-for-something-totally-different.218808/
The goal was to use nothing but USA-made parts, which I managed to do - but it took
a lot of scouring and searching and it took using older, but new parts from a variety of sources.
(The rear wheel cylinders were Wagner-Lockheeds in my case, sourced from Jack's in New Jersey).
 

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Terry, I just ordered two, we will see!!!!
Please report back as I'm also tired of the import made parts. Thank you. I've found with NAPA, I pay more but about half the parts I get through them are USA made. Not so with the other discount auto parts places. Usually less than 10% of the parts through them are USA made.
Terry W.
 
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NAPA online shows their 68 GTX wheel cylinders with USA on them. Is that a generic photo?
Terry W.
Since about 1.5 years ago, all NAPA wheel cylinders are now made in China unfortunately
 

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Honing OEM cylinders is pretty easy and the rubber and spring kits are available fairly cheap.

...if they're not too far gone.

I've had pretty good luck doing that.
 

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I had my old “made in USA” cylinders rebuilt and stainless steel sleeved by Karps in CA. They did my “made in USA” Master with a sleeve too. Doing this cost a hell of a lot more than buying new Chinese wheel cylinders. I hope it was worth it. I don’t know yet, as my newly rebuilt system is not working when the booster is connected to vacuum..
 

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Well, The NAPA cylinders are CHINESE!!!!!!:wtf:
Yep, I could have told you that before you ordered them. You could try Craig, mobile parts, I believe is his username. I got some USA 7/8" cylinders from him, but at rhat time he didn't have any 15/16" if that's what you are looking for.
 

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Well here is the scoop... China makes two versions of Mopar wheel cylinders. The ones That NAPA sells have a 1/28 thread bleeder with a 5/16 head, and the mounts are tapped for 5/16 bolts. They seem to be of decent quality. There is also another version of China made cylinders that come with the mounting bolts because they are threaded in a metric thread and also the bleeder is metric,,,These are real junk!!! IMHO,,,LK
 
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