Posts Tagged ‘Master Cylinder’

Brake Servo & Hydraulics

Brake Servo & Hydraulics Brake Servo and Hydraulics Schematics Brake Servo & Piping Reservac, Stoneguard & Piping Brake Servo The MK2 uses a Lockheed 6 7/8″ brake servo. I decided to have my servo rebuilt rather than purchasing a new unit. Rich Chrysler, an Austin Healey friend always swore by John Stuart Power Brake  in […]


Gearbox, Clutch and Propshaft

Clutch and Gearbox Clutch Master Cylinder I will replace the master and reservoir seen here with a new unit. Since the clutch master and the brake master share the same housing and pedal box, information about those components is addressed under the brake servo and hydraulics post at this link: http://valvechatter.us/?cat=615 Bracket for Flexible Clutch Hose […]


Bloody Beast Maintenance

Maintenance October, 2014 –  Returning home from the Shenandoah Valley British Car Club show in Waynesboro, VA I noticed that the clutch pedal was slippery. Sure enough the seals in the master cylinder failed and I had some nasty brake fluid leaking from the cylinder. I removed both the brake and clutch masters figuring that […]


Entry 29 – Bumper Brackets, Brake Servo Cowl, Reservac, Master Cylinder,Pedal, Fuel Line, Brake Line, Flasher Arm, Air Distributor Box,

Harness Fastener & Clip

Bumper Brackets With an away football game at Villanova, I devoted the day to the Jaguar once again. I began by removing the LH and RH outer front bumper brackets. Each was secured by two 5/8” hex head bolts into welded nuts on the frame. I then removed the LH and RH Inner Brackets, again […]


Entry 28 – Engine Mounts, Brake Servo, Master Cylinder, Slave Cylinder

Servo Slave Cylinder

Engine Mounts Today I removed some of the final items in the engine bay before having the area soda blasted. First I removed the two “biscuit” rubber engine mounts. Brake Lines I then started removing brake lines in the engine bay to ultimately remove the brake servo. First was to remove the short curved pipe […]


A New (And Proper) Master Cylinder

July 2006 Bugeye

Although I had converted the front drum brakes to disc brakes not long after purchasing the Bugeye, I had not been able to find the proper 3/4” piston version that would have been used on the 1098 cars. My dad was able to source one from California during the previous winter, and in early August […]


Bugeye Brakes Improvement

Bugeye rear Brakes

We have never been very happy with the brakes on the Bugeye. We installed front disc brakes but the pedal travel was way too much and the master cylinder always seemed to leak slightly. We were going to replace the master cylinder with the correct one for the 1098 car, but others suggested that the […]