Short of devising some kind of flexible seal that will move along with the
pedal/piston lever I can't imagine how to fix the problem of fluid
containment, in the event of seal failure. What a marvel of British
engineering the Spitfire brake and clutch m/c's are.
>Your experience brings to mind a rather obvious question (sorry that I
>have the skill to answer yours...). Has anyone devised a clever and/or
>effective way to keep the clutch and brake fluids from pouring into the
>cockpit when the seals invariably go? The fact that the stuff leaks all
>over the floorboards and carpets just drives me nuts.
>Jeff in San Diego
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Walt Fogle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 9:53 PM
>Subject: Brake m/c "tipping valve nut"
> > Hello Listers:
> > Can someone tell me what tool to use to remove the "tipping valve nut"
> > the top of the brake m/c on my car?
> > Just after installing my rebuilt rear axles, complete with new wheel
> > cylinders, u-joints, brake pads, springs, renewed adjusters, etc. the
> > master cylinder let go all the fluid onto the driver side carpet.
> > I've pulled the m/c out of the car and will install a rebuild kit. Just
> > need to know how to remove the internal nut.
> > Thanks and best regards,
> > Walt Fogle
> > '73 Spit 1500
> > '69 TR6