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Honing tool for 356 B brakes

#1 Post by Gus Borner » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:27 am

Hi all. Any leads on the right tool to hone wheel cylinders ? Make/model ?

It would be for a 1960 356 B if it makes a difference.

Thanx,
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#2 Post by JOEL JENSEN » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:33 am

Any hone small enough will do the trick. If they are pitted they'll need to be machined
and re-sleeved, with stainless preferrably. White Post Restorations does this work, or
just bite the bullet and buy new ones.

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Honing tool for 356 B brakes

#3 Post by Philip R Trenholme » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:44 pm

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=97163

Don't know why this wouldn't work. It is very similar to a Snap-on brake hone I bought many years ago. Also you will find some good info on the internet as to which solvent/fluid to use when honing and proper use of hone.

Phil
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Hi all. Any leads on the right tool to hone wheel cylinders ? Make/model ?

It would be for a 1960 356 B if it makes a difference.

Thanx,



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#4 Post by Bruce Coen » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:35 pm

At your local NAPA parts store:

http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPages/N ... inder+Hone


Brake Cylinder Hone

Item#: SER2544

Price: $16.69
tax and shipping not included

Disclaimer: The stated price may vary from the in store price and may change at anytime.


Attributes:
# of Stones:3 Stones
Stone Length:1" for drum brakes OR 3/4" for disc brakes
Cylinder Diameter Range:3/16" to 2-3/4"
Stone Grit:320 for drum brakes OR 400 for disc brakes
Power Source:Drill Powered


Probably at most other FLAPS too.

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#5 Post by JOEL JENSEN » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:48 pm

WD-40 works fine for honing brake cylinders.

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Honing tool for 356 B brakes

#6 Post by Guest » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:26 pm

I use a "flexhone" that has many abrasive balls on the end
of plastic arms and can reach in and resurface the cylinder.
If the cylinder has rust pits or grooves then it will be new
cylinders. At least here in Ca. I will say 99% of the
cylinders can be honed and rebuilt.

Alan

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Hi all. Any leads on the right tool to hone wheel cylinders ? Make/model ?

It would be for a 1960 356 B if it makes a difference.

Thanx,


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#7 Post by Wolfgang Nussrainer » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:26 am

I use flexhone, too. This works better then all other I used.
Flexhone is available in different diameter and Specification.

Sorry, I don´t know a shop or online house in USA but think it should be more then
in Europe. My dealer informed me, he imported they from USA.


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#9 Post by Albert Tiedemann » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:42 pm

Three stone hones of the variety mentioned generally will not fit 3/4" bores--especially when new or with new stones. I had a really nice Snap-On model that never fit even though they advertised it for 3/4" minimum. I believe the size range stated by Bruce is more nearly 13/16" min rather than 3/16"
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