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Posted by: Shed_Driver, August 12, 2017, 3:37pm
Dear all,

Just wanted to check something.  

I just wanted to check that the brake master cyl reservoir should be the bigger of the two reservoirs;  is this correct?

The car I've recently acquired has the larger reservoir on the clutch master cylinder and this just doesn't feel right.

Thanks in advance.


Posted by: Steve P, August 12, 2017, 4:01pm; Reply: 1
That looks like a modern equivalent usually advertised as an "upgrade," possibly Land Rover.
In my personal experience i found it needed a lot more leg to get decent stopping power and went back to the original which is indeed larger than the clutch one and should be .070 bore (GMC209) iirc.
Posted by: willows40, August 12, 2017, 9:59pm; Reply: 2
Larger reservoir brake, smaller clutch.
It to do with fluid capacity for disc brakes,
Posted by: cliftyhanger, August 13, 2017, 3:28am; Reply: 3
And as above, brake master 0.7 bore, clutch 0.65 (or 5/8!) stamped on the side of the cylinder.

Larger capacity clutch master not an issue,small on brakes is! Simple answer is to get an extension as used on some early heralds etc but I too suspect it has been fitted with the Landrover 0.75 master that will make the brakes a bit harder and less "feel"
Posted by: flying_fox, August 13, 2017, 4:14pm; Reply: 4
The items required are
64475476  Extension small reservoir int m/cyl
64473019  Cap/Mcyl large int Alum
378763     Seal M/cyl large int
64474602 cap Assy Reservior / large 2.96 diam
tel 01600 713117
as at May 2016
1 of each above total cost £41.39 inc vat collected Monmouthshire
Very helpful team to meet
Posted by: Shed_Driver, August 14, 2017, 4:33am; Reply: 5
Thanks all!
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