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Clutch slave cylinder

PostPost by: peterlotuselan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:30 am

Help, I recently rebuilt my engine, and replaced the bell housing, now I find the hydraulic elbow coming out of the slave cylinder is touching the exhaust manifold, has anybody had such an issue and how did you solve? Is there a shorter elbow one can get to fit into the slave cylinder?
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:23 pm

Have you got an issue with your engine mounts? Or has something else changed.


Shouldn't be a problem with getting an elbow and fittings from somewhere like Burton Power.
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PostPost by: peterlotuselan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:33 pm

Thanks for the suggestion I will have a look at the engine mounts to see if maybe that is the case.
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:49 pm

What pipe and fittings do you have ?
I changed to a one piece braided stainless hose and had a similar issue - it was too close to the exhaust although not actually touching. I improved the clearance by shortening the fitting into the slave cylinder and using a copper washer to seal instead of the taper seat.
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clutch-slave-002.jpg and
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PostPost by: SENC » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:51 pm

You could change to a banjo connection, though I agree it shouldn't be close now than before unless something else changed.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:52 am

Roger,

Nice installation! Very nice indeed!

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PostPost by: oldelanman » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:15 am

Thanks Frank.
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