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Old 10-30-2017, 09:41 PM   #1
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Overhauling 1966 Chevrolet Brake System - NEED HELP & MANUAL

Hey guys. I'm going to be re-doing the brake system (under hood and at axles) on a 1965-1966 Chevrolet C-60 School Bus Chassis in a little less than a month up at our farm during Thanksgiving. I need a little help as I have never worked on anything like this. I was going to buy some new parts and start putting them on. I restore small antique tractors as a hobby and figured I could tackle this. The bus has been sitting for about 30 years.

I need help finding parts (going to try RockAuto).

I need help knowing how to fix everything. A factory GM service manual would be AWESOME!

I need any other tips, tricks, and advice you guys may have!

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING BACK FROM YOU ALL!~!
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:08 AM   #2
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I think I remember this bus- was in the family for a long time?

Cool looking ride.

I'm guessing you are:

Replacing all the hard lines and flex lines in the entire vehicle? PB Blaster soak all the fittings early and often.

Rebuilding the wheel cylinders or replacing with rebuilts?

Turn the drums & new pads?

Rebuild master cylinder?


Sure is a beautiful spot to work.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:29 AM   #3
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Every brake line and hose will need replaced. I can't help you finding brake parts, but you can make your own lines with a flare tool.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:20 AM   #4
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wow!!! originally a factory air-conditioned Superior (built in ohio).. beautiful bus!! what are your plans for it?
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:25 AM   #5
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Doubt you will ever find a makers manual but I'm guessing that is simply a Chevy 1-1/2 or 2 ton truck chassis. All the wheel components should be readily available. As for lines, those will have to be made. No biggie.

Here are a couple of links worth checking out though...
The Old Car Manual Project

FactoryRepairManuals.com | Factory Service Manuals, Original Auto Shop Repair Books

https://www.classicparts.com/default...SAAEgJ05PD_BwE

Should make for a pretty cool ride. Best of luck and please do keep the pix coming.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:03 PM   #6
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wow!!! originally a factory air-conditioned Superior (built in ohio).. beautiful bus!! what are your plans for it?
-Christopher
How do you know it was once factory air conditioned??
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:05 PM   #7
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Yes the chassis and drivetrain is a 1965-1966 Chevrolet C-60. That is the service manual I need badly. A superior manual, expert/ex-employee, and parts source would be the icing on the cake!!
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:08 PM   #8
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Yes brake lines for sure need replacing. Here is the deal. Read below.....

Ok. The week-long Thanksgiving Bash is coming up this year that we have at the Farm and I will once be reunited with the Bus I bought this time last year. I will be staying up there from Monday night through Friday and am planning on working on the bus to hopefully get it MOVING and STOPPING under its own power. I almost had it running a couple days after I bought it last year, so hopefully the old 327 won't give me too much of a fit if I throw some new plugs, points, condenser, coil and rotor at it. I will need to find and install a good radiator (new or used) because that is the only thing that's missing on it. The oil was changed last year when I got it. I remember one of the rear dual wheels was locked up when we were loading it up to tow it and it will definitely need the brakes fixed.

The game plan for Tuesday, Wednesday, and part of Friday is:

* Replace ignition parts and get engine running smooth. Possibly replace fuel pump and fasten a makeshift fuel tank inside.
* Install radiator so it will be able to cool properly
* With the help of a family member who works for an emergency tractor trailer repair business (tires, breakdowns, etc), I will remove the rear wheels and repair brakes with new parts and new lines from the front. New brake parts under the hood too.

What else am I forgetting??? I'm gonna need some help getting a parts list and tool list together. I have diesel air compressors, forklift, etc.; so I'm not worried about limited capability. Keep in mind that this is just for fun to get it going in the meantime before we do a resto-mod on it; so the drivetrain will most likely not be used, but for now I want him to be able to load up some friends and drive it around the farm. I did update a prior post with some extra pictures, and here are some more on this post. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RESPONSES!!!
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:08 AM   #9
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How do you know it was once factory air conditioned??
99% of the time that empty "compartment" on the lower right was where parts of the A?C was located on a factory superior system.

they were unreliable at best but still kick-ass neat just because almost no one had it in a bus back then..

-Christopher
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:24 AM   #10
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C60 are fairly easy to get start with Napa, Autozone, O-rheihlys , go in with a list and Ebay

Example

60-66 C60 master cylinder

Autozone below and they have alot of parts

Autozone power booster
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