I assisted John Padden with changing out the clutch master cylinder. We have earned our ranks as x1/9 owners for having changed a clutch master cylinder. Thanks to all who have posted "how to" suggestions. Much easier to do with the seat and steering wheel out of the way.
We used a flare nut wrench and vise grips(the one thats made for removing rounded bolts)for removing and tightening the bolt on the hard line to the clutch master cylinder. Trying to tighten the bolt from the hardline to the clutch master without crossthreading the bolt took longer than expected.
After having a well deserved beer, I was wondering why there is no crush washer similar to that used on the brake hoses? Is there a tourqe setting for the bolt on the hard line? How would I go about using a tourqe wrench with the line in the way? If theres no leaks, then all is good.
October 24 2008, 8:12 AM
I just did my clutch and brake masters as well.
Are you talking about the rubber hose to the caliper? Mine did have crush washers there.
Well, 3 of them. The 4th I drill a hole in a penny and made my own.
Yes, those washers.
October 24 2008, 8:14 AM
A penny. What a great idea.
A penny, I wonder
October 24 2008, 9:26 AM
If the metal is soft enough. (Maybe now, with the low $ it is...lol)
Herzel, in Israel
The late Green '85 X1/9
US Pennies are zinc, not copper
October 24 2008, 11:02 AM
I believe they were copper prior to WWII, and during WWII they were steel for a few years, but since then they have been made out of zinc. They will probably work just fine as a washer, but if the thought was to create a copper washer, that didn't happen. Still a resourceful idea tho.
The penny was from 1979...
October 24 2008, 11:51 AM
And is indeed copper. I believe 1982 was the last year for the copper penny.
I remember the year because it is my birth year.
I was not aware...
October 24 2008, 12:21 PM
I'm gonna go thru my penny jar and turn all the pre-82's in for copper. It'll be a far better return on investment than anything I've got in the stock market!
Probably some law about melting down currency, I imagine...
October 24 2008, 2:03 PM
There didn't used to be, but they changed the law in 2006 I think. NIckels and Pennies are illegal to melt now.
You Both Have Earned...
October 24 2008, 9:37 AM
Credits in Hydraul-X 101.
That was a pre-req course for X-Cooling 102.
Which naturally finishes the semester with Weber Carbur-X-tion 103.
Next semester includes Italian Electri-X and Rust X-termination.
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