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Old 05-20-2020, 02:43 PM
FinnFlyer FinnFlyer is offline
 
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Default Wheels and Brakes

Looks like my RV-4 project did not come with slave cylinders.

Came with set of Cleveland 40-78B wheels and a set of discs -- one of them bent (unusable). Then I have a set of discs from my old RV-3, one of them bent (also unusable) and the other with a badly pitted disc.

Trying to arrive at the lightest and most economical solution. A Cleveland brake cylinder assembly appears to be more than $500?

Rapco discs about $95 each.

I never paid attention to wheels and brakes before. My old RV-3 project came with everything needed.

Anyone that have done the research and can give me some pointers?

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Old 05-20-2020, 10:07 PM
DavidAhrens DavidAhrens is offline
 
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Default Wheels and brakes

Hi Finn, consider Matco aircraft. Vans changed to them to supply wheel and brake kits when cleveland prices got to high.
Rotor from Matco is $84.11, interchangeable with Cleveland. Master cylinder around $110 or so depending on model.
Check with Vans for Matco part numbers. Vans may also sell the same pieces at competitive pricing.
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Old 05-21-2020, 04:59 AM
FinnFlyer FinnFlyer is offline
 
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Thank you David.

I do have the master cylinders. But good to know about the Matco.

I found the slave cylinders from my old totaled RV-3. Yeah!

One of the Cleveland discs appear serviceable.

My wheels are Cleveland 40-78B. Looks like the disc for those are the 164-1700.

I was able to find the Cleveland to Rapco cross reference.

If I can borrow my neighbor's lathe I might be able to turn down the pitted disc and still be above the 4.242mm minimum thickness.

Otherwise the Rapco RA164-1700 at $89 plus shipping from ACS East sounds reasonable.

When I bought my RV-3 project back in 1996, the seller mentioned that it included Cleveland wheels and brakes. I thought "So what?". Now I know why he mentioned that.

Astonishing that one Cleveland 40-78A 5.00-5 wheel assembly now is $1,600. That's $3,200 for just the wheels and no brakes, tubes and tires! I may have a used pair for sale

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