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flyerncle 22nd July 2014 08:33 AM

We always have meaningfull conversations Mon Ami .;)

jps 5th February 2018 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by voucht (Post 97943)
Better to put the brake fluid reservoir in the same position as it was on the Sierra, and not horizontally as I did. I don't know why I haven't thought of that when I did my support!

Actually Sylvain, I think in the original installation on the Sierra the master cylinder was angled upwards, such that the reservoir did actually sit horizontally (at least, when the car was on a flat surface!). So your mount is putting the reservoir into the 'original' orientation I think.

voucht 6th February 2018 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jps (Post 105851)
Actually Sylvain, I think in the original installation on the Sierra the master cylinder was angled upwards, such that the reservoir did actually sit horizontally (at least, when the car was on a flat surface!). So your mount is putting the reservoir into the 'original' orientation I think.

You are totally right about the original position of the Sierra M/C. That is certainly why I designed my reservoir mount this way in the first place, and I was correct. But guess I just forgot all about it when I wrote my post above :o
Thanks for the input :)

tkpm 19th February 2018 06:20 PM

Hi Voucht,

Mounting the reservoir is my last job to do on my car, please could you email me your drawing of design for the mounting and also where did you get your fittings from, sorry for being so cheeky.

My email is terryking838@gmail.com

voucht 19th February 2018 11:31 PM

I Terry,

All drawings, measurements, etc. are in a public folder on my Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...mc?usp=sharing

Please read the "Read_me BFRM.pdf", to use the right document(s) according to how you are going to process (BFRM stands for Brake Fluid Reservoir Mount)

Regarding the fittings, I got them from the French company I was forking for at that time, but CBS seem to have the brass ones:
https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/filterSearch?adv=true&cid=0&q=BJOIN&sid=true&isc=t rue

The plastic (Nylon or Acetal Delrin) ones are "Norma" fittings, and I don't really know where to find them in the UK. CBS seem to only have the "Y" kind, but perhaps they can get the straight ones?

Be careful with cheap plastic ones you could find on the web, the material has to be brake fluid resistant!

Sierra master cylinder and reservoir have 1/2 inch inlets/outlets, but I could not find 12mm brake fluid hose. So I had to do with 10mm hose, forced on the reservoir 1/2'' outlets, secured with clamps, and 12-10mm straight union on the master cylinder inlets. So far, absolutely no problem with this set-up.

Hope that will help :) .

Good luck.

tkpm 19th February 2018 11:33 PM

Thanks Voucht

jps 1st October 2018 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flyerncle (Post 97963)
You can use the connectors from the Punto to push into the cylinder

Do you know a part name/number so I get those bits?

jps 21st March 2020 07:37 PM

Just posting an update for the reference of others. I found that some versions of the original VW Beetle have the same size fittings into the master cylinder as Ford, and ordered some from eBay (the supplier was called ‘Air-cooled’ I think...)


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