Hi Have just purchased the above. I'm in New Zealand.
First issue: I need a replacement Kelsey Hayes brake proprtioning valve.
Do any members have one for sale or advice on where to purchase?
Thanks in advance
The only OEM KH you will find is used. I would not recommend if you are going drive the car much as even with a rebuild kit you might have issues. You have several ways to go. On a driver I always go with OEM looking aftermarket Master Cylinder kit. Your braking will be much better as you are going from 7/8 inch bore to an one inch bore.
I'll flick you a couple of pics of mine.
Wont be until next week as its in the workshop.
I feel embarassed driving mine as the guy who rebuilt it did a stunning job
All I have to do is drive it and take the credit (which I dont do)
Slightly warm 289
I prefer windows down. Doesnt get that hot in this country. Lol
Just fitting a brand new radiator.I'm one of those people who try to fix things in advance of them failing.
Have just been to the workshop and greenlighted them to fit the Wilwood unit
Hearing your advice about long term reliabilty
Should be on the road by mid next week.
As already mentioned, your approach depends on what you want to do with the car. If originality isn't as important, Lesblank has excellent recommendations on using modern parts. If you want it keep it looking totally original, you can find original K/H proportioning valves, there are usually a few on ebay, should be able to find a decent core for ~$200 US, here's a couple right now...
You definitely need to have any old valve rebuilt AND resleeved, just throwing in a rebuild kit is asking for trouble. I've had good success using White Post Restorations for this: Brake Sleeving & Rebuilding Services – White Post Restorations, there are also a few others in the US, don't know about in NZ or Australia.