I have a limited supply of used brake valve parts (things like metal bodies, nuts, metal washers, pistons, electrical terminals, etc.) that are available for sale. These come from the valves and switches I've bought for disassembly purposes. I can't list all of the individual pieces, but if you're looking for something I might be able to help. Just use the contact form on this web site to describe what you're looking for and I'll see if I have what you need.
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People often ask me which brake valve kit they need to rebuild a particular valve. I'll try to summarize the kits by application here.
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Muscle Car Research is proud to offer an exact reproduction of the C7ZZ-7347-C upper steering column tube bearing used on a number of different 1968 Ford and Mercury vehicles. The original C7ZZ-C bearing and our new reproduction are both made from nylon 6/6. Our reproduction part is indistinguishable from an original part! Price is $25.00/each plus shipping.
I'm in the process of categorizing all vehicle products by year, make, and (optionally) model to help make it easier to find what you're looking for. For now, if you don't see something, it's probably because I just haven't tagged that particular product. In the meantime, you can still use the "Search Products" free-form text search and the "Search Products by Type" menu to find products. If you're not sure, just ask.
This document describes how to rebuild the 1993 - 1996 GM 10223533 (ACDelco part number 172-2104) combination brake valve using a new seal kit available from Muscle Car Research LLC. Tools needed:
This Kelsey-Hayes combination brake valve was removed from a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice. According to my parts catalog the original applications include 1994, 1995, and 1996 GM B-bodies (Buick Roadmaster, Chevrolet Caprice, and Chevrolet Impala SS) and 1993 - 1996 GM D-bodies (Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham) with anti-lock brakes. The original GM part number for this valve is 10223533; that number is stamped on the body of the valve. The ACDelco part number is 172-2104. You can click on the pictures below to see larger versions of the images.
When disassembling a brake valve it's not uncommon to find an internal component that can't be easily pulled or pushed out using mechanical pressure. Heat from a propane torch coupled with compressed air sometimes works, but when can you do when compressed air doesn't get the job done, either? I've found that using hydraulic pressure will typically do the trick, and it's relatively easy to apply hydraulic pressure using a common grease gun. The challenge is connecting your grease gun to the ports on your brake valve. How can it be done?