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Re: Master Cylinder and Stored MGB

To: Robert Dohner <>
Subject: Re: Master Cylinder and Stored MGB
From: KelResearch <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 09:21:23 -0400 (EDT)
I have experienced exactly that problem.  My MGA had been in the garage
for about 2 years without any attention.  When I went to check it out this
spring, all the rubber in the master cylinder had deteriorated and the
fluid had leaked.  There was of course no pressure on the clutch pedal at
all.  Now for a master cylinder rebuild.


On Wed, 12 Jul 1995, Robert Dohner wrote:

>   I had asked the group about precautions in retrieving a 67 MGB that had 
> been stored in Elmira NY for 3 years.  One response, from my own mechanic 
> here, worried me.  He argued that the master brake cylinder in a stored 
> MGB may have deteriorated enough in three years of storage to fail 
> unexpectedly in a medium-long drive, and that I should have the master 
> cylinder replaced before I drive it  home.
>   Any reactions?  
>   Does anyone know of a MG-knowledgeable repair shop in the Elmira/Corning/
> Cornell NY area?
>   Thanks, Robert Dohner
> (And my thanks to A.B. Bonds, Dick Berger, David Hall, Nick Benson, 
> Darryl, Phil Bates, Randy Lancaster, James Howard, Will Zehring, and 
> Johnmowog for your advice.)

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