Author Topic: 58 Seville, swapping a Bendix for Delco brake master  (Read 573 times)

Offline raugusti

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  • Name: Scott Augustine
58 Seville, swapping a Bendix for Delco brake master
« on: August 19, 2016, 03:06:31 PM »
I was moving the 58 Seville this morning and had no brakes!  Fortunately I got the car stopped with the parking brake rather than the garage door.
This kinda impedes taking the car to a show this weekend.

I'm guessing there is something wrong with the master cylinder I just rebuilt, since there are no leaks and the fluid is full.
There is a Bendix setup currently on the car, I have a Delco-Moraine setup that came with the cars on the shelf that appears to be rebuilt.  Is it OK to swap the entire booster and mc one for the other?  They appear to line up externally.

Thanks
Scott
Scott Augustine
Colorado, USA
'58 Series 62 Conv.
'58 Eldorado Seville

Offline Jon S

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  • Name: J. Schapiro
Re: 58 Seville, swapping a Bendix for Delco brake master
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 04:25:28 PM »
Yes - In 1958 Cadillac used both the Delco Morraine and Bendix units.  They are interchangeable.
Jon

1958 Cadillac Sedan De Ville
1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe
1981 Corvette
2004 Mustang GT

Offline raugusti

  • Posts: 53
  • CLC Number: 18718
  • Name: Scott Augustine
Re: 58 Seville, swapping a Bendix for Delco brake master
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 10:56:43 PM »
Thanks for the confirmation Jon.
Swap made and car ready to go to the show tomorrow.

Scott
Scott Augustine
Colorado, USA
'58 Series 62 Conv.
'58 Eldorado Seville

 

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