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#1431478 Sat Nov 27 2021 12:01 AM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 46
J
'Bolter
Looking for info on a firewall mounted remote filler for a single master cylinder. I searched the forums but couldn't find anything. Has anyone done this? I was thinking of drilling and tapping a stock MC cap for a 1/8" barbed hose fitting and running a hose to the firewall reservoir. Any ideas?


Finally '54
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'Bolter
The stock cap has a vent hole drilled through the side of hex which will need to be welded shut or have a lead BB pounded into it.

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 46
J
'Bolter
OK thanks. Can you think of any reason this couldn't work? I know that a dual master cylinder would be better. Maybe eventually but for now my concern is an unnoticed leak that drains the under floor MC. Out of sight and out of mind.


Finally '54
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Find an expandable rubber freeze plug that is a snug fit in the M/C fill hole and drill the center bolt for a small hose nipple that can be pressed and/or silver soldered in. Attach your remote reservoir hose to the nipple.
Jerry


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J
'Bolter
So I opened the master brake cylinder on my '54 and it was EMPTY! Out of sight and out of mind so I installed a remote reservoir from Wilwood: Remote reservoir [speedwaymotors.com]

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Finally '54
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'Bolter
I had an older Ford truck with the master below the floor and I drilled and tapped the screw in cap, installed a barbed hose fitting and remote reservoir on the firewall. Not hard to do and worked pretty well. You do need to make sure that the master cap is sealed well which they generally are not because they are vented anyway.


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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
A slight modification to a rubber expandable freeze plug makes it a good adapter for a master cylinder when going to a remote reservoir. Install a larger diameter carriage bolt to expand it, and drill and tap the bolt for a flexible fill hose from the reservoir.
Jerry


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K
'Bolter
That looks like a good idea .I also noticed in your picture the round black ball .What is it from and does it help the wipers?


kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage [stovebolt.com]
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Posts: 46
J
'Bolter
It's a vacuum reservoir that I bought on Amazon but I haven't tried it yet
Vacuum Reservoir [amazon.com]


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