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Thread: Wheel Cylinders For 1960, Series 1, Lotus 7 America

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    Default Wheel Cylinders For 1960, Series 1, Lotus 7 America

    I have a leaking right front wheel cylinder and am thinking I should replace all of them. Can anyone tell me what car they likely came from. I知 just about positive the rear axle is from a Nash Rambler Metropolitan which is about the same as a Bugeye Sprite. I知 thinking the 8 inch front drum brakes are from a Triumph Herald with a different hub. I do have a box of assorted brake repair rubber parts and hopefully have the right pieces to rebuild. This is a new to me vintage race car and I want to make darn sure it stops, so I知 thinking of getting new cylinders instead of rebuilding. Thanks!!!!!

    Joel

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    Victoria British shows two Sprite/Midget rear wheel cylinders for 1958-62 M/Y's. Their P/N 7-406 or 7-315. Take a look at the break down view, to determine which type you need. They should probably be able to help on the Triumph Herald front cylinder stuff on their web pages. DaveW

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    Do you have a photo of the wheel cylinder? I think I still have some Bugeye brake parts laying around to cross reference. It'd help to know the bore diameter too.
    Bruce

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    Things just got more complicated. I also have a Bug Eye Sprite and looked at the brake drums. They are smaller than what are on the Lotus. I will pull them off and look at the internals. Looking at diagrams, now I’m thinking Triumph Herald or Spitfire rear brakes rotated from their normal orientation on the BMC rear axle.

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    If the series 1 car is unmolested, it is a good chance that the rear live axle is from a Standard [Triumph] 10.
    DaveW

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