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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

Hey all!

Sorry...it's me again. I am trying to identify another part that appears to have been broken by the body shop. I BELIEVE it is the upper fluid reservoir from the master cylinder, but I can't find anything that looks the same on the various usual-suspect online stores. Can someone confirm what part the body shop broke from the photo, and ideally direct me to a replacement?


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

that be 68 only, and rare as rocking horse shit. good used only IF you can find one
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

Might just want to replace it with a later style one, if you cant find a 68 only reservoir. You'll have to re-mount it somehow, but it may save you a lot of headache down the road.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

I saw new 68 only reservoirs on CIP a couple months ago, someone is making them now.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

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I saw new 68 only reservoirs on CIP a couple months ago, someone is making them now.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

wow...better buy a few. I had no idea these were being made. so, any time anyone complains about parts....hows that for a 1 year only deal? can't be too many 68's still alive
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

Shocked I love you all so much. Haha
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

I just ordered one for mine too. They were out of stock last week. So much for registering for their "back in stock" notifications.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

WOW, didn't know anybody was making these. My original is intact, but I handle it CAREFULLY anytime I have to mess with it. Gonna have to order a few.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

If you get all, and I do mean ALL, of the brake fluid off that you can plastic weld or glue that back together too.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

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If you get all, and I do mean ALL, of the brake fluid off that you can plastic weld or glue that back together too.

Looks like the threads for the lid departed years ago and the whole thing is super brittle and crumbly.
I JB welded one years ago and it did hold up fine, until I put DOT4 in it, seems JB weld doesn't like that too much.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

WOOHOOO!! My CIP1 1968 only brake reservoir showed up today.
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And it come with all the precision quality that we've all come to expect from "Made in China" aftermarket parts Evil or Very Mad
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GUARANFUKINTEED to not fit & leak profusely!

To get it to work, I carefully trimmed away the excess flashing with a small knife, then after getting the ID as round & centered as I could, I carefully reamed the opening out with a NEW, sharp 9/16" drill bit BY HAND!
After that, I removed the seal from the tube & carefully inserted it into the reservoir outlet & then pushed it down onto the tube. No sign of it leaking yet.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

Oh man! My comes in today...that is no bueno...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

CIP1 sent me an email requesting a review of this part, I sent them one explaining that while it looked like the part, it doesn't work without modification, they haven't posted my review, I doubt they will.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

Well, consider yourself damned lucky that you got something to work with and turn into a usable part.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

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CIP1 sent me an email requesting a review of this part, I sent them one explaining that while it looked like the part, it doesn't work without modification, they haven't posted my review, I doubt they will.

LOL, can't wait to see that happen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

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Well, consider yourself damned lucky that you got something to work with and turn into a usable part.

You're right, it works much better than just the tube, it's all a matter of perspective. And for $25 it was a much better deal than the used one for $100.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Casualty From the Body Shop - Brake Reservoir? Reply with quote

For those who aren't bent on originality and dont want to F' around with shitty Chinese parts there are workable options as well: http://www.wilwood.com/MasterCylinders/MasterCylinderProdAcc.aspx?itemno=260-10500
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