kycabledog

As I have been rebuilding my daughters 73 Super "Ole Blue", during the teardown stage I removed the old master cylinder, turned it upside down and water flowed out of it, so I tossed it and purchased a new one. While talking with the guy at the part store, I didn't realize that the plunger, ( I think this is the part, goes into the main rubber seal in the front), doesn't come with a new master cylinder and I tossed my old one away some time ago. Any idea about how to get another one or what to do now?

 

 

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MLTigger

I'd say a junkyard or you could try Happy's VW in Indiana.

My rule of thumb is to save every piece I take off the car even if it is bad.  You never know what parts are irreplacable. Good Luck!!!

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kycabledog

Happy was the one I bought the new master cylinder from. He told me I could get a bolt and cut the head off, then get the proper length and then cut it to make one, but I don't know how long it is supposed to be?

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NoH2O

Seems to me I've seen rebuild kits with this part in it. There was one on

http://www.thesamba.com a while back for like $10 or something. Might want to check it out.

 

Steve

'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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kycabledog

Hey Steve,

 

Already checked there a couple of other hundred places. Do you have an old one laying around? If so could you take a pic and measurements for me. I know I could probably make one that would work. I also heard of a junkyard in Frankfort, Ky that may have one.

 

Larry

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NoH2O

Hey Larry, I've got a few here. I don't have anything newer than '67 though. I'm not sure of the differences per year. I'll check the ones I have though. You need the actual part that goes into the MC from the pedal, correct? The rod that pushes into the MC. If I've got one that happens to fit you can have it. I'll check into it tomorrow and let you know.

 

Steve

'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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68autobug

Hi kycabledog,

 

As someone else said, Never throw anything away from a VW..

many parts are getting impossible to find, especially parts that do not wear out...

You can still have many dramas with the New Master cylinder...

VW make the plunger adjustable... but all the manuals say, NOT to adjust it...

check out this website: http://www.vw-resource.com/

and look up brakes etc...

Many VW owners in Australia have their master cylinders bored out and a stainless steel sleeve inserted...

Now the bore will never wear out and its much cheaper than a New VW Dual system master cylinder...

 

cheers

 

Lee Noonan  -- 68AutoBug  -- Australia  --

 

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NoH2O

Larry, I've got one in good shape if you want it. Drop me a PM and let know your address and I'll toss it in the mail. It's got about an inch worth of adjustment longer, or about 1/4 in. shorter. Threads look good but wouldn't hurt to hit them with some PB Blaster or something first.

 

Steve

'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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kycabledog

Thanks Steve,

 

I found one. Went to a junkyard over in Frankfort someone told me about. Had the part I needed and only cost me three bucks. I also screwed up and threw away one of the emergency brake rod in the the rear brake pad, which he also had and threw it in for free.

 

Come to find out he has a lot of parts overthere, but if anyone has an original SVDA distributor, I'd be willing to exchange an 009 for it or just pay for it outright and for shipping. It currently has the 009 distributor and I want to put the SVDA back on so I don't have to figure what hoses to clamp off.

 

Larry

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