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MG TD TF 1500 - Changing Mastr Cylinder
Just a quick question regarding changing he master cylinder. I just read the manual and it tells you to remove the floorboard to remove the old cylinder. When I diagnosed the problem all I did was jack the car up and placed it on jack stands but it appeared that the swap could be pretty easily done from underneath but I didn't look closely at the pedal box to see if the plunger rod was easily accessible. It would seem that I could just reuse the old one and change the rubber boot if necessary. I would hate to get into the middle of the swap and find that I had to change approaches. Please let me know if I'm missing something if I approach it from underneath.
Thanks for your voices of experience!
By the way, I had the car entered in a local show this weekend and it was judged one of the top eight out of 189 cars.
Art Todd TD 22714
|A. R. Todd|
|I can't think of any reason why you can't do the job with the floor board in place Art. |
Where was the show at? Got pictures?
The show was the "Run to the Ruins" put on by the Over the Hill Gang here in Cortez. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures. I know, I know - I should have and I promise to do better next time.
|A. R. Todd|
I usually leave the push-rod assembly/clevis attached to the pedal, ubolt the master cylinder, and pull the cylinder right off the clevis. The end of the push-rod assembly/clevis is a rod with a semi-spherical end, so it simply reinserts in the same fashion.
|Dave and LaVerne,|
Thanks guys for your input. That is how I had it scoped out. Have you run into any problems getting the boot re-installed on the cylinder or is there plenty of room to get it into place?
|Art Todd TD 22714|
|Put the boot on the cylinder first, then install.|
|Exactly what George said. |
Colorado Conclave In Denver next month Art...hint...hint
|Thanks again guys! I think I know how I'll approach it now. Your input is outstanding and extremely helpful!|
Laverne, I get the hint and I'll think about it. I don't have an enclosed trailer yet and that is a bit of a drive for a TD. I begged off the MGCC Moab trip to Yellowstone this year due to the distance but if I had a trailer I would have considered it. A trailer is not too far away and the hunt is on.
|It can be done without the trailer Art, Just not very quickly. A couple of years ago before the supercharger going up Eisenhower. Trailer iot now so we can pack golf clubs for a mini vacation.
|Weather wasn't that great at the divide either.
|Laverne, Those two pictures confirm my thoughts about a trailer. It would be a long trip. I'll bet your supercharger makes a big difference.|
|Laverne, you taking the new TD to Arvada?|
I assume you aren't coming to Gunny? Weather is very iffy this year. It's raining a lot!
|Still no rocket Art but, closer to 50 going up Eisenhower.|
No plans for Gunnison Ed. Plan is to take the TD to Denver and maybe the TF
This thread was discussed between 18/08/2010 and 19/08/2010
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