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Hey again to you all, I have been looking to replace my front wheel cylinders on a 1975 loadstar 1700 which has been quite the adventure. Sorry beforehand to start a new topic but i have scoured the archives looking for the information i needed and never found it, so i wanted to share what i found. My front wheel cylinders began leaking so i figured it was time for a replacement. My truck is a 75 1700 and has the heavier i believe 9k front axel 15x3 brake shoes. Got everything apart just fine (fyi the spindle nuts are 2 7/8" also couldnt get a answer on that beforehand) and found wheel cylinders with lockheed wagner part # fe-3069 on the cylinders. Called up napa and they had 2 listed, an 1 1/8 an a 1 1/4. Mine were 1 1/4 so thats what i ordered. Showed up today to pick them up and found the the thread going into the cylinder did not have a bubble flare seated down inside. Long story short after 2 hours, the store owner involved, lots of  bickering and wondering if it was even the right part, i found out they make an adapter that goes from just the open thread to a bubble flare or jic type flare whatever you prefer it called and mates it up to the factory brake lines. I will post some photos tonight and let you know if the fittings hold fluid over time but like i said i spent hours on the forums trying to find another instance of this and found only 1 that was archived and travelette did behind the scenes ordeing for that fella so hopefully this will help someone in the future. Thanks again!

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Nice that you passed on the information for others.

Dennis

 

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Thank you for the information.  But who makes the adapter and what is the part number of the adapter?

Thank you.

 

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I will get that for you, its a gates adapter, ill get the part number. Also all seems to be working well so far!!

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