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    yes he owned it for 20yrs and built it, ill clamp the hoses tomorrow as ill need to go buy some vice grips. pub time now

    will update tomorrow . so frustrating

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    followed kevs clamping method and looks like the master cylinder has been undersized all it life, dont think any residual valves either so ill sort that as well,

    now what size master cylinder to buy, current one is measuring 7/8 bore

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    Do you know what brakes are on front and rear ? Duksville stock the 10lb residual valve needed at a sensinle price . Not sure if it comes with ,or needs adapters, best to ask Paul.

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    landrover cyliders on the front and sherpa rear, do i need one for each corner or one for front an one for back, also i assume ill need a proportioning valve as well. how do i size the master cylinder ?

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    Mmmm. I'd say you're not far off already . IF you want to go larger 15/16ths or 1" should be more than enough. Normally I go with the smallest bore m/c that works and feels right .

    Without the residuals fitted the springs on thebrakes push all teh fluid back . That's also why they need adjusting correctly as too much travel will mean too much fluid return as well.


    Personally I'd go with residual valves ONLY first . They need to fit TO or as close as possible to, the m/c .One per outlet from m/c so if single circuit you only need one and 2 for a front and rear set up.

    Shouldn't really need a proportioning valve really.

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    many thanks ill get one ordered up .

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    so fitted an inline residual valve earlier this week ,made no difference, ordered 1" master cylinder which arrived this morning, yay , i now have brakes, not great brakes which i assume are becase all drums but at least i have a proper pedal now and they work. thanks for all advice guys

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    Makes you think doesn't it though ?

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    yes ,why have a car for twenty years with brakes you had to pump every time to use. odd for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by dek View Post
    so fitted an inline residual valve earlier this week ,made no difference, ordered 1" master cylinder which arrived this morning, yay , i now have brakes, not great brakes which i assume are becase all drums but at least i have a proper pedal now and they work. thanks for all advice guys
    The "not great brakes" could be down to pedal ratio, a way to tell how good they are is to put them on an MOT station's rollers, they may be good but need a lot of right leg to make them work. The drum brakes on my car are as good as any discs (until they fade of course) but I need to push them hard to make them work.

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