I have just completed the installation of the braking system on my '60
Plus 4. All components are new. I believe that I have an opportunity to
choose either DOT 3 or DOT 5 brake fluid into my system. I have read about
the advantages and disadvantages of both types of fluids in regards to
collector cars. I would prefer to use the newer DOT 5 fluid (silicone
base), but have some reservations that are listed as follows;
1. Is there a mechanical brake switch that could be installed as a
replacemant to the standard brake switch? I understand a mechanical
switch should preserve the reliability the of brake lights when DOT 5 fluid
2. Will the the new vintage era replacement wheel cylinders
supplyed for Morgans weep DOT 5 fluid after a period of use?
3. Has anyone out there actually replaced the fluid in a rebuilt
braking system with DOT 5 fluid? and if so, what was your experience?
4. What type of fluid is currently used on modern Morgans? How
does the braking system of a modern Morgan differ from that of the
I realize I am asking a lot. Like many Morgan people who do a rebuild, I
am striving for a renovation rather than a restoration.