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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: And so it begins: Resurrection of an old '85 Westy project Reply with quote

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Booster primed and painted, adjusted, drilled, tapped and threadlocked clevis, ready to go in.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: And so it begins: Resurrection of an old '85 Westy project Reply with quote

After alot of search for the missing old clutch master cylinder, and almost ordering a new clutch rod, clevis and pin, it turns out it was never taken off. Still sitting in there, kind of hard to see. Brick wall
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: And so it begins: Resurrection of an old '85 Westy project Reply with quote

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After alot of search for the missing old clutch master cylinder, and almost ordering a new clutch rod, clevis and pin, it turns out it was never taken off. Still sitting in there, kind of hard to see. Brick wall


Now would be a good time to inspect for excessive play at hole on clutch pedal where that clevis pin fits.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: And so it begins: Resurrection of an old '85 Westy project Reply with quote

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tilstad wrote:
After alot of search for the missing old clutch master cylinder, and almost ordering a new clutch rod, clevis and pin, it turns out it was never taken off. Still sitting in there, kind of hard to see. Brick wall


Now would be a good time to inspect for excessive play at hole on clutch pedal where that clevis pin fits.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: And so it begins: Resurrection of an old '85 Westy project Reply with quote

Hardly any slop in the clutch linkage, I estimate it to perhaps 0.5 mm.

I wonder if this hose was supposed to have a clamp though. No clamp on the other end either.

Do these hoses tend to start leaking? Doesn't seem that it would be any pressure in this hose, except for the gravity feed of fluid.

All the fluid is dried up, so I cant tell where the leak came from.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: And so it begins: Resurrection of an old '85 Westy project Reply with quote

Cant speak for VW, but in BMW land that was standard practice for 80s and 90s clutch hoses feeding off the brake master reservoir- no clamps on the feed hose. If you had an Automatic BMW, youd still see the plastic nipple coming off the brake reservoir for a clutch master that wasnt there on the car due to the Automatic Trans...The plastic nipples were sealed but it was great to be able to take one off a junkyard car for a clutch car/manual trans car and just carefully remove the sealed plastic end of the nipple-
As for your part, could be leaking at the seal where the hose goes in- Ive seen these seals turn to soft mush over time just due to age.

Get a funnel and pour some brake fluid in your clutch part via the feed hose- see what weeps on you- hard to tell from your picture
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: And so it begins: Resurrection of an old '85 Westy project Reply with quote

So far so good. Brake and clutch master is in, not tightened down yet though.


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Added some sleeving around some wires,some electrical tape, and will try to glue down this foam around the booster.

The wires are a little too close with this new bigger booster.

Also had to trim off the corner of the heaterbox. Booster isnt mounted in the pic, just pushed to the side, so clearance looks much bigger than it really is.



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