Saturday 20 January 2018

Braking Back On The Agenda

The work on the car's controls continues at a snail's pace - but at least it is still moving on.

Today I went to my brother's house with a lump of alloy, two drawings & a hopeful expression on my face. He set to on his lathe he made me these exquisite items (it's an engineer thing).

Stop me if I've explained this already, but the brake master cylinder on the car has a built in translucent reservoir so you can see the level of the brake fluid. Except on a Fury it's WAY down at floor level & you can only see it at an angle of 45deg the far side of some chassis members, wiring, hoses & the steering column.

This means that to check the level, you have to take the filler cap off. This is not-a-good-thing as it can allow dirt & moisture in. Obviously the sensible thing is to leave it as it is & be carful when I check the level, buuuuuut I can't help thinking & I took the reservoir off to find this:-

It struck me that if I had two "bobbins" the same size as the output pipes on the reservoir I could use a remote reservoir & mount it almost anywhere - which is where the two exquisite items made by my brother com in - they are the bobbins.

Here they are fitted in the master cylinder, but they will need to be retained or they'll work their way out & the brakes will fail, so I've made the bracket in the last photo (not quite finished) which will fit over the bobbins & attach to the same holes the original reservoir attached to.

A hose will go onto each of the bobbins & up to the new reservoir & presto - a much better set-up than the car had to start with.


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