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What do they mean by 3 platform brake?
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tberd62
Posted 2018-01-31 9:09 PM (#557298)
Subject: What do they mean by 3 platform brake?


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So, I'm trying to order some wheel cylinders from Rock Auto for a 59 Fury and they list wheel cylinders for  "3 platform brakes" and " non 3 platform brakes". Looking at the pictures I can't tell a difference nor can figure out what 3 platform brakes means". Came anyone clarify?

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ronbo97
Posted 2018-01-31 9:23 PM (#557301 - in reply to #557298)
Subject: RE: What do they mean by 3 platform brake?


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Chrysler Corp switched to 3-platform brakes in Dec 58. Different support plate, wheel cylinders, backing plate. When was your car built ? This info should be on the data plate. That will determine whether you have an early-59 or late-59 (3 platform brake) setup.

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ronbo97
Posted 2018-01-31 9:28 PM (#557303 - in reply to #557301)
Subject: RE: What do they mean by 3 platform brake?


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Here's a link to the Master Tech Service Reference book that explains it:

http://imperialclub.com/Repair/Lit/Master/138/index.htm

Ron

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tberd62
Posted 2018-01-31 10:49 PM (#557309 - in reply to #557298)
Subject: Re: What do they mean by 3 platform brake?


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Thanks guys for the info. I spoke to John at Big M and he educated me on the fact the it was a mid year switch. He indicated the best way to identify is by looking at the hold down spring. The 3 Platform (later) have GM style looking hold down springs vs the odd Chrysler spring clip.
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Greg P.
Posted 2018-04-03 7:04 PM (#561086 - in reply to #557298)
Subject: RE: What do they mean by 3 platform brake?



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Also, there is this sweet YouTube video that explains the 3-platform brakes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ6fQHpqgps
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