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Remote Reservoirs and Master Cylinders

PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:08 am

adigra wrote:That is one serious engine bay! I'd love to see that in person.

Where did you put the fuse box?


That's going right off topic so I'll post the answer in the Mods section.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:20 pm

Here are two of the three remote reservoirs on my 45/26R. They are mounted along the LH side of the engine bay, but then it is a LHD car. Some day it will fly again.

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PostPost by: Mark B » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:32 pm

Adi,
My reservoirs are same as johns (small standard type) although I've managed to nestle mine on the O/s inner wing near the bulkhead. Don't go for the bigger versions as they're not needed & you will really struggle getting them in at the correct height. I'm using a foam pipercross filter, not an airbox & trunking so it gives more room on that side of the engine bay. As long as the pots are higher than the m/cylinders though you can pretty much put em where you like... :wink:

Reg girling vs non girling- girling is a decent make but wilwood & some of the others are as good quality but half the price. Just avoid the chinese copies that are about.... :roll:

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PostPost by: adigra » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:25 am

Perfect information gentlemen, thank you very much! I think I am well armed to buy what I need now.

I just keep waiting for this cold to let up so I can do some work on the car. It's really not fun not being able to feel my fingers and toes while hunched over the engine bay.

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PostPost by: Old English White » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:56 pm

Here we are ;
Non-integral Master cylinder 0.625? bore : qty 1 ref. was RD300, now BRK014
Non-integral master cylinder 0.700? bore : qty 1 ref. was RD300B, now BRK015
Twin reservoir mounting bracket aluminium :Qty 1 ref. BRK017
Brake reservoir small : Qty 2 ref. was GIR64047341, now BRK019
Here are all the parts I personnaly ordered , I don't have any infos on the rest (junctions, stainless brake hose diam & lenght) , as these where allready on my mecanic's shelf ...
I only know you nearly nead 2,5meter of brake hose ,
I am sure that another ll complete that list .
Anyway , below are a few pictures during the installation, and despite the mess arround , I am sure that will speak for themself . Upper & lower junctions , B brake & C clutch see-thru stickers help level control and identification, if not very gracefull... More discret black for instance are allready planned .
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Hope this help .
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:16 pm

Hi Christian,

great photos & I noticed that you used "Banjo" unions on the cylinders as I did.
I recall there is a clearance problem down there that prevents the curved pipe connectors that you (& I) have used at the reservoir end of the pipes.
A point to note for anyone planning to do this job!
I note that you pipes look well capable of taking full braking system pressures.
I made my own braided hoses using readily available -6 Dash fittings, trusting my own handiwork on those two non-pressurised (non-critical) hoses.

Cheers
John
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PostPost by: Old English White » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:43 pm

Thanks John,
That mod , I remember having had to insist to have it done ... Having to say "whatever the time" ...
At the end , what a relief .
Each time the bonnet off , a quick look and that's it!
One last point ; 2 years ago I bought to Sue the stainless braided kit to route to the clutch reciever...
Since then , another no story item...
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:52 pm

Old English White wrote:Thanks John,
That mod , I remember having had to insist to have it done ... Having to say "whatever the time" ...
At the end , what a relief .
Each time the bonnet off , a quick look and that's it!
One last point ; 2 years ago I bought to Sue the stainless braided kit to route to the clutch reciever...
Since then , another no story item...
Christian.


Same story here Christian.
When I rebuilt my Elan I told myself,

"I'm only going to do this job once, so get it right first time"

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PostPost by: adigra » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:49 pm

Christian, thank you so much for this! Absolutely perfect. I will print the photos out for reference when I work on my car. Really this is very much appreciated.

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PostPost by: ecamiel » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:58 pm

What is that sexy rig on the cam sprockets?

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:43 pm

Eric -

They are adjustable cam sprockets ( eliminates the dowels used to dial in the cam timing)
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PostPost by: Old English White » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:50 pm

cabc26b wrote:Eric -

They are adjustable cam sprockets ( eliminates the dowels used to dial in the cam timing)


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Also called vernier pulleys...
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