Looking for parts '54 4AD

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Looking for parts '54 4AD

Postby tufsinger » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:14 pm

All,

Took the '54 to my local car expert and he’s given me a list that may be a challenge. Hoping folks can provide suggestions for replacement parts or sourcing original/compatible parts.

List is as follows:

• Driveshaft, whole assembly – current is bent and rubbing against the bottom of the body. We can take it to a shop to straighten but not recommended if a replacement can be procured.

• Wheel cylinders and shoes for front brakes (both sides)

• Wheel bearing and seals for front (both sides)

• Rear brake shoes
• Proper or compatible brake fluid.

Any guidance or suggestion of compatible replacement parts is appreciated.

Many thanks

-Thomas

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Re: Looking for parts '54 4AD

Postby indian301 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:25 pm

Any competent driveline shop can retube your driveshaft if you can't find a good used one.


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Re: Looking for parts '54 4AD

Postby bitsobrits » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:48 am

Thomas,

These cars are fairly rare so finding a driveshaft assembly will be difficult. Are you sure the shaft is bent? It's not uncommon for the shaft to rub the floor pan if the car is loaded down or the rear springs have sagged. A bent driveshaft will cause horrific vibration at even moderate speed so that would be a clue there.

I believe the front brake cylinders are the same as Austin-Healey 100. Perhaps someone else can verify. I was able to purchase mine new from Moss Motors. When I did my brakes a few years ago I was unable to find new shoes so had mine relined. Was not expensive at all.

Sorry but I don't recall where I sourced the front wheel bearings.
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Re: Looking for parts '54 4AD

Postby bitsobrits » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:53 am

Forgot to mention, I just use DOT 4 brake fluid from NAPA with no issues. Modern seals are pretty forgiving if running basic DOT 3 or 4 fluid.
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Re: Looking for parts '54 4AD

Postby tufsinger » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:16 pm

All,

Thanks for the responses. I'll check on the shaft. My original suspicion was a suspension issue. Also will check on the brake rebuild v austin's.

Will let you know what happens.

-Thomas

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Re: Looking for parts '54 4AD

Postby mikeyr » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:39 pm

front wheel cylinders are indeed Austin 100, any decent auto parts store can get them and if they specialize in British cars, they probably have them on the shelf.
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