clutch master cylinder

clutch master cylinder

Lou Teresi
Lou Teresi

October 24th, 2008, 3:00 pm #1

I assisted John Padden with changing out the clutch master cylinder. We have earned our ranks as x1/9 owners for having changed a clutch master cylinder. Thanks to all who have posted "how to" suggestions. Much easier to do with the seat and steering wheel out of the way.

We used a flare nut wrench and vise grips(the one thats made for removing rounded bolts)for removing and tightening the bolt on the hard line to the clutch master cylinder. Trying to tighten the bolt from the hardline to the clutch master without crossthreading the bolt took longer than expected.

After having a well deserved beer, I was wondering why there is no crush washer similar to that used on the brake hoses? Is there a tourqe setting for the bolt on the hard line? How would I go about using a tourqe wrench with the line in the way? If theres no leaks, then all is good.



Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 x1/9
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Joined: June 15th, 2008, 8:54 pm

October 24th, 2008, 3:12 pm #2

I just did my clutch and brake masters as well.

Are you talking about the rubber hose to the caliper? Mine did have crush washers there.

Well, 3 of them. The 4th I drill a hole in a penny and made my own.
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Lou Teresi
Lou Teresi

October 24th, 2008, 3:14 pm #3

A penny. What a great idea.


Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 x1/9
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htf
Joined: May 5th, 2001, 4:29 pm

October 24th, 2008, 4:26 pm #4

I just did my clutch and brake masters as well.

Are you talking about the rubber hose to the caliper? Mine did have crush washers there.

Well, 3 of them. The 4th I drill a hole in a penny and made my own.
If the metal is soft enough. (Maybe now, with the low $ it is...lol)


HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
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Joe F
Joe F

October 24th, 2008, 4:37 pm #5

I assisted John Padden with changing out the clutch master cylinder. We have earned our ranks as x1/9 owners for having changed a clutch master cylinder. Thanks to all who have posted "how to" suggestions. Much easier to do with the seat and steering wheel out of the way.

We used a flare nut wrench and vise grips(the one thats made for removing rounded bolts)for removing and tightening the bolt on the hard line to the clutch master cylinder. Trying to tighten the bolt from the hardline to the clutch master without crossthreading the bolt took longer than expected.

After having a well deserved beer, I was wondering why there is no crush washer similar to that used on the brake hoses? Is there a tourqe setting for the bolt on the hard line? How would I go about using a tourqe wrench with the line in the way? If theres no leaks, then all is good.



Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 x1/9
Credits in Hydraul-X 101.

That was a pre-req course for X-Cooling 102.

Which naturally finishes the semester with Weber Carbur-X-tion 103.

Next semester includes Italian Electri-X and Rust X-termination.


Joe F
class of 87 Bert
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htf
Joined: May 5th, 2001, 4:29 pm

October 24th, 2008, 5:56 pm #6




HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
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Pete Whitstone
Pete Whitstone

October 24th, 2008, 6:02 pm #7

If the metal is soft enough. (Maybe now, with the low $ it is...lol)


HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
I believe they were copper prior to WWII, and during WWII they were steel for a few years, but since then they have been made out of zinc. They will probably work just fine as a washer, but if the thought was to create a copper washer, that didn't happen. Still a resourceful idea tho.

Pete
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Lou Teresi
Lou Teresi

October 24th, 2008, 6:02 pm #8

Credits in Hydraul-X 101.

That was a pre-req course for X-Cooling 102.

Which naturally finishes the semester with Weber Carbur-X-tion 103.

Next semester includes Italian Electri-X and Rust X-termination.


Joe F
class of 87 Bert
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Joined: June 15th, 2008, 8:54 pm

October 24th, 2008, 6:51 pm #9

I believe they were copper prior to WWII, and during WWII they were steel for a few years, but since then they have been made out of zinc. They will probably work just fine as a washer, but if the thought was to create a copper washer, that didn't happen. Still a resourceful idea tho.

Pete
And is indeed copper. I believe 1982 was the last year for the copper penny.

I remember the year because it is my birth year.
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Pete Whitstone
Pete Whitstone

October 24th, 2008, 7:21 pm #10

I'm gonna go thru my penny jar and turn all the pre-82's in for copper. It'll be a far better return on investment than anything I've got in the stock market!

Probably some law about melting down currency, I imagine...

Pete
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