Lotus Elan

Sprint brake master cylinder reservoir

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:52 am

I'm in a middle of a rebuild of my '72 Sprint mc and want to make sure the next time I do this, the reservoir comes off without drama. The part shown here, as you know, goes into the master and held with a 'ring in a groove' arrangement. Any suggestions for coating this ring and/or the bore in the mc with anything to keep the corrosion down, and provide easy ingress (egress in the future)? I'm thinking about using the red rubber grease provided but what do experts say?

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p.s. As an aside, are these reservoirs being reproduced?
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PostPost by: mariodschy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:52 pm

Nice to see this picture, i try to remove the reservoir but it doesn't come off, i only can turne the reservoir. Whats the secrect to get it off without destroing?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:41 pm

Spray the hole in which the nipple of the reservoir goes liberally with a lubricant and pry upwards as evenly as possible, while twisting and turning. No guarantees. Unfortunately, a year ago when I posted this, no one answered so hopefully someone now will as to whether or not the reservoir is reproduced.


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PostPost by: oldchieft » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:47 am

When I was looking for this part, northwestclassic.co.uk said they were getting some made.

In the end I cleaned up the old one and rebuilt it.

If they have got them back in stock I might get one for spare, let me know how you get on.

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PostPost by: patrics » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:46 pm

Hi
I think I have 3 new old stock master cylinders complete with reservoirs which I want to get rid of - these have have horizontal mounting holes not vertical

I will post a picture tomorrow

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PostPost by: mariodschy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:16 pm

the reservoir comes off, it was not easy so i am happy to have it not destroied :D
Now i am searching for a rebuild kit but still whitout succes, did someone know a source for such repair kits?
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PostPost by: mariodschy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:38 am

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