Miscellaneous (brake shoes, drums, wheel cylinders, brake pipes etc)

Restore rear, left wheel cylinder with the automatic brake adjustment and return springs for Mercedes 219 Ponton

Rear, left wheel cylinder with the automatic brake adjustment and return springs

Most of the items under this section was restored, i.e. cleaned, checked, measured, plated and painted many years ago. With a bit of luck everything was correctly done and still in a good shape. Time will tell when it's time to come dive into this part of the assembly!

Master cylinder

As with the other parts mentioned above, the master cylinder was restored years ago. During the winter 2017 I started to go through the parts, starting with the master cylinder. Everything was as I left it, no rust or anything and all rubber parts in good shape.

  • The different parts of the restored Ponton master cylinder
  • Restored Mercedes Ponton master cylinder assembled

Wheel cylinders

Everything fixed years ago. Below you can see pictures I made while preparing for the assembly in order to verify that everything was there and that it was ok.

  • Mercedes Ponton front wheel cylinders
  • Mercedes Ponton rear wheel cylinders and other parts for the assembly
  • Mercedes Ponton rear wheel cylinders and other parts for the assembly

Brake shoes

Here are the brake shoes with new "tailored" lining, done by Nobtek in Norrköping.

  • Religned front brake shoes for a MB Ponton type 219
  • 02_rear-brake-shoes

Brake pipes, etc

This area will also be described in a coming Assembly section. All pipes and hoses were of course replaced with new ones.

In the first picture below you can see the original fasting clamp that holds the brake pipe to the right, front wheel cylinder, the pipe that goes along the radiator. At that time I was unsure if it really was the correct one. By a"Ponton advisor" I was told that it was wrong, that it should be a different type of clamp that would also hold the electric wiring to the fog lights (see the Assembly section). This was unfortunately not true in my case, but when I realised that I didn't have the energy to put back the original clamp.

In the second picture below you can see the distributor my car came with, the one that is placed just before the rear axle.

  • Miscellaneous Ponton brake system parts like clamps, washer, screws etc, plated and painted.
  • Miscellaneous Ponton brake system parts like clamps, washer, screws etc, plated and painted. Note the rear distributor.
  • Restored tube clamp for brake pipe at rear axle tube