Brake cylinder

The brake is something I have had some bad moments with. With my ’64 FHC I had a complete brake failure and nearly run into a bus after a descent. I was scared to death and did not want to touch the car anymore. But as I always want to fix it, I did a research.  Found out that one wheel cylinder was sized up and the reason I found here. Basically, the DUNLOP brake cylinder like to size up from corrosion caused by the water absorbed from the brake liquid and after standing in there for a while. 

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Diaphragm, I wonder how the dirt got in there.

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Return spring, needs all to be overhauled

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was luck to find  a NOS

was luck to find a NOS

an original Lookhead

an original Lookhead

gives me a better feeling, brakes can safe life

gives me a better feeling, brakes can safe life

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