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SteveH1 7th February 2019 10:36 PM

Mx5 based pedal box
 
Mx5 based pedal box
Hi
Can People who have built mx5 based pedal boxes please post some pictures
Thanks
Steve

Ianr 8th February 2019 08:55 AM

Have a look at my build thread - it shows how I used the MX5 pedals master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder and also the throttle cable from my MX5 donor

SteveH1 28th February 2019 11:50 AM

Does the brake reservoir have to be the highest point of the system when using the mx5 master cylinder

Ianr 1st March 2019 10:30 PM

I wouldn't think any master cylinder has to be the highest point wherever it comes from. I've just help install twin masters on a pedal box arrangement with no issues.

Numplumb 3rd March 2019 10:06 AM

Hi if you are using the original mx5 pedals top hung with clutch and brake master cylinders attached (with or without servo), they will be the highest point in the systems anyway that makes it best for bleeding etc.

jps 3rd March 2019 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveH1 (Post 106332)
Does the brake reservoir have to be the highest point of the system when using the mx5 master cylinder

I would have thought not - the brake fluid won't flow back into the reservoir, it just needs to be be above the m/c to gravity feed it?

SteveH1 4th March 2019 09:37 PM

Cheers thanks lads

voucht 7th March 2019 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveH1 (Post 106332)
Does the brake reservoir have to be the highest point of the system when using the mx5 master cylinder

It is preferable that the brake fluid reservoir is at the highest point of the system, because in case of a leak, it will show first on the level of the brake fluid in the reservoir (which will go down). If the reservoir is not at the highest point of the system and there is a leak, air will be at the highest point, let's say in a brake/clutch pipe or a caliper/drum/clutch cylinder, and you will loose braking/clutching ability before it shows on the reservoir level.

Hope that will help :)


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