Correct Master Cylinder 1968 Special w/Manual Drum Brakes

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by el_37, Nov 15, 2022.

  1. el_37

    el_37 Active Member

    I have a 1968 Special Deluxe 4 door sedan that is equipped with manual drum brakes. The car is a pretty original 350/ST300 car. Low options except for the F40 ride/handling package and power steering.

    Car currently has the Dorman replacement master cylinder. Functionally it is fine, but it stands out like a sore thumb visually. I would like to replace it with the correct master cylinder. Ideally, I would like a correct original that I can have rebuilt, but will also consider a reproduction that appears correct.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction in terms of part #'s or what is correct visually (i.e bleeder screws vs none)? I thought this would be pretty cut and dry, but I have noticed there seems to be lots of differences (i.e originals vs service replacements).

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. Duane

    Duane Member

    The consensus is that the manual drum master cylinders came with a master without the bleeders.

    They will look just like the power drum brake masters but with no bleeders.
  3. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I know that's the case on '70. Not sure about the other years.
  4. thepartsman

    thepartsman Back Ordered Again ?

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  5. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I had my original manual drum master cylinder redone by White Post in VA earlier this year.

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  6. el_37

    el_37 Active Member

    Thanks for all the replies- I was able to locate the correct master cylinder with all the help. Once it arrives I will be sending it out to be rebuilt. Will update the thread once it is done.
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