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FROGSPIT Cyrille F.
BERNEUIL SUR AISNE, PICARDIE, France   FRA
Hello everyone

I have a 1980 RHD Spitfire 1500 (VIN TFADW5AT008279) for several years now, and wonder if the brake master cylinder is different on those late cars
Mine has a tandem Girling with one pipe on the left side and one pipe at the top rear ,it looks like this one;
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-ESCORT-MK1-ESTATE-NEW-GIRLING-BRAKE-MASTER-CYLINDER-/142403215777
The pipes that run from the master cylinder to the pressure differential warning actuator seem to be genuine as the shape is made to fit the master cylinder and route to the PDWA

Does anyone has ever seen this type of master cylinder in a spitfire? Did the master cylinder was changed for another one?
I want to get a kit to renew it or change it but I don't know wich type it is, and if I get a GMC 226, I would have to change the pipes...

Thank you for reading my question

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tmpass Tim P
Medway, MA, USA   USA
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Capo"
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Blue Oxide"
there is only one master listed for 1976-1980 so my guess is someone used what they had available. Not hard to bend lines and its probably just the short ones to the PDWA?

I was tempted to do that for my GT6 as the masters are quite expensive....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-11-07 07:23 AM by tmpass.

FROGSPIT Cyrille F.
BERNEUIL SUR AISNE, PICARDIE, France   FRA
Thank you tmpass

Well, I thought that it was not genuine but I wanted to be sure. Since I have my car I noticed that a lot of things were not as per the WSM, it had been maintened on the road and serviced with parts available as you said

So I'm going to buy an GMC 226 then and do some plumbing!

Thank you again

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