Lotus Elan

master brake cylinder

PostPost by: street » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:06 pm

A have the girling .7 master brake cylinder for my +2 with single servo. The screw cap looks like it is giving up and needs replacement. Anyone recommend a good alternative complete unit.
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PostPost by: JonB » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:37 am

Is there anything wrong with the master cylinder itself apart from a battered looking cap?

You can get replacement caps for these, they're much cheaper than replacing the entire unit.
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PostPost by: alanr » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:31 am

Does anyone know where you can get just the replacement screw cap for the Sovy brake unit on the master cylinder on a +2? Mine too is in poor shape.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:00 pm

alanr wrote:Does anyone know where you can get just the replacement screw cap for the Sovy brake unit on the master cylinder on a +2? Mine too is in poor shape.


in the US RD ent https://www.rdent.com/ offers 36J6069M for $61 (no affiliation) in white

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PostPost by: Frogelan » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:14 pm

Nicolas,

Anorak question...Do you happen to know whether the Sovy 36J6069M could be used on a large reservoir Girling 5/8" brake master cylinder ?

This looks very similar to the ones fitted to E-types (but shorter).

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:43 pm

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:12 am

Frogelan wrote:Do you happen to know whether the Sovy 36J6069M could be used on a large reservoir Girling 5/8" brake master cylinder ?

This looks very similar to the ones fitted to E-types (but shorter).


Hello Andrew,

I can't check much stuck as I am (no access to master cylinder or E-type parts), but as far as I know the Sovy for E-types and Lotus are of the same diameter and cap thread, only the length differs (the E-type being approx 32mm deeper inside the tank).

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PostPost by: Frogelan » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:48 am

Remarkable precision!

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