Are you in the process of restoring a First Generation Ford Mustang? If so, don’t forget about the Mustang braking system! While your first instincts might be to gravitate towards Mustang body & sheet metal and interior parts, all of those flashy aftermarket upgrades would be worthless without a functional braking system. In order to complete your new braking system, it would be wise to arm yourself with all of the modern braking parts and hardware, including new Mustang wheel cylinders. A major component of the Mustang drum braking system, Ford Mustang wheel cylinders apply force onto the Mustang brake shoes, in order to bring them into contact with the Mustang brake drum and to stop the vehicle with the desired amount of friction.
Though they are small in stature, Mustang wheel cylinders feature an array of complex parts. The Ford Mustang wheel cylinders are comprised of two circular pistons, two rubber seals, and a pair of dust covers. Mustang wheel cylinders are typically located at the top of each wheel, right above the Mustang brake shoes. When the brake pedal is pressed, the Mustang brake master cylinder fills the four Mustang wheel cylinders with fluid. The fluid from the Mustang wheel cylinders creates pressure to help put the correct amount of force onto the brake shoes in order to bring the Mustang to a complete stop.
Because of its location on the wheels and that it is put to work every time that you press the pedal, the Mustang wheel cylinders are one of the hardest worked parts of the entire braking system. After many years of jamming on the brakes without any regard for your Mustang’s braking system, your Ford Mustang wheel cylinders can wear out, and will need to be replaced. Driving around with rusted out Mustang wheel cylinders puts your Mustang at risk to poor response from the brakes as well as brake fluid leaks, which can be detrimental to your car.
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Having worn out Mustang wheel cylinders on your car not only looks bad, but puts your safety and the safety of your passengers in jeopardy. Unlike certain other parts of your Ford Mustang, it is not an option to take your time replacing your damaged or rusted out wheel cylinders. Luckily for you, CJ Pony Parts offers a wide variety of Ford Mustang wheel cylinders for pony cars from 1964.5 all the way through 1993. Be sure to make note of your muscle car’s year and model before you purchase and install your new Mustang wheel cylinders. Additionally, make sure you are installing the proper cylinders designated for both the front and rear wheels respectively.
If the brakes on your 1965-1973 Ford Mustang are not responding like it should or if your brake pedal feels spongy, it would be wise to replace your factory Mustang wheel cylinders immediately. While replacing your original equipment is always bittersweet, CJ’s offers a number of different OE replacements that are direct fits. The Mustang wheel cylinders from CJ’s are constructed from a steel-outer casting that houses both the rubber plungers and rubber seals. CJ’s sells premium Ford Mustang wheel cylinders individually or as sets of four. Keep in mind that a Ford Mustang requires a quartet of Mustang wheel cylinders, including one for each wheel.
Now that you have upgraded your Mustang wheel cylinders, it is time to draw attention to the rest of your Ford Mustang braking system. While you’re on the site, feel free to check out CJ’s selection of Mustang brake rotors, brake drums, line locks, and more!