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Master Cylinder for 1974 Base Engine Corvette Convertible. (1/9)
 6/30/21 12:22pm
CORVETTELOVER1960
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Tavares, FL - USA

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Good morning!

 

I took my 1974 Corvette Convertible to the shop recently for some brake related issue and they informed me that I would need to replace the Master Cylinder. Could anyone point me in the direction of a reliable part for a 1974 base engine (J) model?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Master Cylinder for 1974 Base Engine Corvette Convertible. (2/9)
 6/30/21 1:42pm
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Rock Auto.



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Re: Master Cylinder for 1974 Base Engine Corvette Convertible. (3/9)
 6/30/21 3:30pm
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Might check some of the aftermarket Corvette suppliers that don't sell Chinese parts.



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Re: Master Cylinder for 1974 Base Engine Corvette Convertible. (4/9)
 6/30/21 7:28pm
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Just an F.Y.I.   I.M.H.O.  The rock is not solid. 

Re: Master Cylinder for 1974 Base Engine Corvette Convertible. (5/9)
 7/1/21 12:07am
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manchestershark said:

Just an F.Y.I.   I.M.H.O.  The rock is not solid. 



Well, they sell ACDelco master cylinders.  You think the Corvette aftermarket guys aren't selling Chi-nah parts?



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Re: Master Cylinder for 1974 Base Engine Corvette Convertible. (6/9)
 7/1/21 9:22am
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I'm aware of that! I have one, and it is causing me problems. 

Re: Master Cylinder for 1974 Base Engine Corvette Convertible. (7/9)
 7/1/21 10:03am
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Any chance you have a part number for this model? I need to figure out whether my C3 has powered brakes and disk breaks so I can order the right master cylinder.

 

Thank you!

Re: Master Cylinder for 1974 Base Engine Corvette Convertible. (8/9)
 7/1/21 11:33am
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It has disc brakes. If the master cylinder is bolted to the firewall then it doesn't have power brakes. If it's bolted to a power brake booster which is bolted to the firewall than it does.



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Re: Master Cylinder for 1974 Base Engine Corvette Convertible. (9/9)
 7/1/21 9:37pm
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Local parts houses will usually have new and/or reman master cylinders in stock. Haven't had any issues with any of the ones that I have used, so....

Oreilly Auto Parts



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