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Brake Servo Bracket Holes

PostPost by: Gazzerb » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:46 pm

As part of my Plus 2 rebuild a new nose section has been fitted but without any of the holes. I do not have the original nose section for reference and would therefore welcome help please to correctly locate the four holes to mount the original Girling MkIIB servo.

There are a couple of options but all assume the servo is not fitted to allow access;
1). I have produced a sketch of the triangular section of the inner wing with letters A to H for the actual dimensions required. If these could be provided that would be a great help.
or
2). Can anyone take a photo square on the the panel so I can use the known distance between the holes to scale off.
or
3). Any takers for a good old 'brass rubbing' approach?

To finally clarify, should the servo body end up square to the engine/chassis centreline?

Hope this is not too much of a problem but I am keen to do the job right!

Regards
Gary
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PostPost by: vxah » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:31 pm

Not exactly easy to measure i must say! But, A, being measured from the corner where the three moulding lines join and extending the bolt hole centre lines to the rear moulding line is 2 1/4". B is 6 1/4". C is 15/16ths D is 2" E is 2 1/2" F is 1 1/2" G is 1 5/8" and H is 1 5/8".
Remember these are not perfect as one is trying to measure onto the radius of the moulding but, they should be pretty close.
When you offer up the bracket you will find the top front corner overhangs the moulding line, might look wrong but thats how it is!
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PostPost by: Gazzerb » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Vxah
Many thanks for rising to the challenge to measure all the tricky dimensions! :D

As you suggest this WILL give me a pretty good guide and I note the top corner should hang over the crease in the body.
This website never fails to help!

Thanks again
Gary B
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PostPost by: vxah » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:12 pm

I have my bracket bolted on with stainless bolts but no servo yet as it's not back from rebuild yet. I did away with the large plate on the other side of the inner wing and used stainless repair washers.
Servo is being re sleeved and replated!
Glad I could help by the way.
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