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Shark Bait
11-22-2005, 01:30 PM
I need to put a brake master in my orange project. Figured I'd get a new one. Ige mentioned she got an Aisin replacement from Carquest for $109. She didn't say what year. I called Carquest (in Parker) today and they said $56 reman and $184 new. Couldn't guarantee me it was Aisin, though.

Does anyone know of a good local source for a new brake master? I imagine dealers are $$$$$ ! I could mail order it, too. It doesn't really matter. I'm running stock FJ40 front discs and GM rear discs/calipers.

Any help would be appreciated.

wesintl
11-22-2005, 02:02 PM
76-78ish should be fine...

I'd get a new OEM one.. Last time I bought one it wasn't that much...$120ish maybe...

Shark Bait
11-22-2005, 02:12 PM
Burt just quoted me $196. Where'd you get yours?

wesintl
11-22-2005, 02:25 PM
I might have been thinking about the later style that is a single reservior (bj70) and it was a few years ago... ;) so that's 160? maybe that's what I was thinkin...

Romer
11-22-2005, 03:36 PM
I got mine through Carquest a couple of years ago for less than $80(I think). It has worked fine. Don't recall if it is Asian.

Rzeppa
11-22-2005, 03:41 PM
Believe it or not, $OR had the special non-USA OEM brake master for my 78 FJ45 for only $155 - on the shelf! You might check them out. I paid Stevinson $221 to special order it for me before I found out about Spector having it, and for less $$$.

Shark Bait
11-22-2005, 10:47 PM
I got mine through Carquest a couple of years ago for less than $80(I think). It has worked fine. Don't recall if it is Asian.

Ken, was it a re-man or OEM?

nuclearlemon
11-24-2005, 08:02 AM
the one i got was for my fj60-83...i may have gotten a slightly better deal than most since my company has an account there.

Shark Bait
11-25-2005, 11:07 AM
I'm going to go by Rocky Mountain today and see Ron for one.

Thanks all!

Romer
11-26-2005, 08:28 AM
Ken, was it a re-man or OEM?


ai don't think it was OEM. It's been a couple of years, but it looked new

Shark Bait
11-26-2005, 10:46 AM
Bought one from Ron, then, of course, I came home and was rummaging around for parts for Magoo and I found exactly what I needed. I'll have to return the new one. :o

Red_Chili
11-28-2005, 10:54 AM
I'm running very similar brakes, with a manual prop valve for the rear disks, to VERY good effect.

I'm running a 1" bore Tacoma MC on a 92 XtraCab vacuum booster (kinda compact, nice) and it moves lotsa fluid. I would prefer Aisin or NAPA hydraulics in that order - if NAPA, the lifetime guarantee one, not the one year one - but I confess I am running a no-name new unit that cost me around $120. Works really really well.

Aisin Taco or FZJ80 MCs would be an excellent choice, 1" or more being the critical factor.

Here's a good source, good price from a good guy:
http://www.marlincrawler.com/brake.html
Scroll to the bottom. $129

Shark Bait
11-28-2005, 05:57 PM
Lots of good stuff, Bill. Thanks! :)

Rzeppa
11-28-2005, 06:11 PM
It's amazing how interchangeable Toyota stuff is. When my daughter's brake master went out on her 85 runner, we got a new one from NAPA but the threads for the hardlines wouldn't fit. I scrounged around my garage and found a brand new CCOT FDB cruiser master still in the box. It bolted right up and worked great. The only significant difference was the cruiser master had those level switches at the bottom, the runner didn't have them.

I have read that mini/runner boosters will work on cruisers, which is nice because they're thinner than the regular, deep FDB cruiser boosters. The latter causes clearance issues with earlier cruisers getting an upgrade.

Romer
11-28-2005, 07:25 PM
Bought one from Ron, then, of course, I came home and was rummaging around for parts for Magoo and I found exactly what I needed. I'll have to return the new one. :o


It's a bitch to be old. I am laughing with you cause I have done similar things. Sometimes, you know you have the part and look all over. Then you bite the bullet and buy one and after you install it, you find what you are looking for.

Shark Bait
11-28-2005, 09:42 PM
Thanks Ken! Glad to know I'm in good company. :D :D