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Re: [Spridgets] Different brake question

To: "'David Booker'" <tncarnut1@yahoo.com>, "'Spridgets'"
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Different brake question
From: "Bud Osbourne" <abcoz@hky.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 17:43:25 -0400
It's been a good many years since I've rebuilt a brake M/C, on a dual
circuit BL system.  The "tool" that I used to find to be very effective,
for holding the "cup" against the spring, and away from the clip was the
towing eye, which is/was bolted to the front bumper mounts on.......I
forget which years...got mine from my mid-'74 BGT.
After you get that one off, you're going to need some extra long reach
circlip pliers, to get the next circlip out.
Beyond that, I'd have to take one apart, myself, to refresh my memory.
Bud Osbourne

-----Original Message-----
From: spridgets-bounces+abcoz=hky.com@autox.team.net
[mailto:spridgets-bounces+abcoz=hky.com@autox.team.net] On Behalf Of
David Booker
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 4:09 PM
To: Spridgets
Subject: [Spridgets] Different brake question

I removed the Brake Master Cylinder from my '71 Midget yesterday (this
is the dual line unit) and was planning to rebuild it today.  I got it
out, drained it, took off the reservoir, cleaned it all up on the
outside, and was about to take the guts out when I came to a screeching
halt.  How the heck do you get it open?  Is there some special tool to
hold the spring back so you can get at the little spring clip?  Is it a
two-person job? Or is it just that I don't have my tongue at the right
angle and/or haven't yet invoked the correct sequence of expletives
while paying proper homage to Lucas, Smiths, and Lockheed?
  I'm really hoping somebody out there has the special step by step that
will make it all come out right so I can get the lttle beast on the road
sometime before Spring is up.
  Thanks much, 
   - David Booker
  (Long Island)

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