If he does not want to use the 1275 flex line, then he should use the
1098 and earlier slave cylinder. Those early slaves take a standard
3/16 line with a 3/8-24 single flare, and you do need to coil the
pipe for flexibility.
The 1275 slave takes a 7/16-20 unflared flexible hose and copper
gasket. The pipe leading to it is also 1/4" pipe and is adapted at
the master cylinder from 3/8-24 flare. He'll have a less pleasant
pedal experience, but others have done it that way.
At 02:30 AM 6/29/2008, Phil Bates wrote:
> A friend of mine is having a hell of a time with his spridget
> clutch hydraulics. He has a bug-eye sprite, with the old
> clutch/brake master (same as an MGA or early midget) - but he put
> in a 1275 engine and trans. Everything seems to fit except the
> hydraulic lines. Looking at my MGA, I think he should adopt their
> system - banjo and banjo bolt at the master cyl, and a flex hose at
> the slave - but he seems to want to go all flare end brake lines
> that should (and have not yet) seat and seal - no flexline, but a 3
> times around spiral for the rocking motion of the car.
> Can anyone relay experience that says the best way to go with this
> type of conversion/set-up??
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