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Cap Ring for Girling Master Cylinder

PostPost by: gerrym » Fri May 01, 2009 12:03 pm

Hi, the pressed steel ring screwed to the top of the Girling Master cylinder is a pretty cheap item but my brand new replacement has gone rusty and looks a mess. It is also inclined to leave rusty deposits on the master cylinder body which then have a tendancy to fall into the hydaulic oil.
Is there a plastic alternative for this.

(Note don't have a camera to hand the the ring looks like an old fashioned fruit preserving "jam jar" ring. Just to confuse any readers, here's a picture of a jam jar ring)

Regards

Gerry
jam jar KC_HDLIDSLRG_400pix.jpg and


Note again, should have said I'm using the clear plastic extension (to allow level checking without introducing air/moisture)
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PostPost by: andyelan » Fri May 01, 2009 1:59 pm

Hi Gerry

I've been looking for one of these, rusty or otherwise, for ages. Could you please tell me where you got it from

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PostPost by: jono » Fri May 01, 2009 2:01 pm

Burtons do the plastic riser and cap ring
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PostPost by: gerrym » Fri May 01, 2009 2:27 pm

Andy hi, my plastic extension and metal ring came from Powertrack Brakes. Merlin Motor Sport also do the same. I'm still hoping to find a plastic ring!!

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri May 01, 2009 3:10 pm

Doesn't it impact the underside of the back Carb ?
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PostPost by: gerrym » Fri May 01, 2009 6:36 pm

Not on a Plus 2
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PostPost by: G4ILN » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:30 am

Following on from this, does anyone know a source for the cap ring for 61mm (2.4") diameter master
cylinders? My Plus Two has this size master cylinder.

The cap rings or collars and extension reservoirs sold by Demon Tweeks etc are for 44mm (1.75") diameter cylinders.

Thanks, Graham.
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