[ROVERNET - UK] Fw: P6B 3500S Master cylinder The Full l Monty- All
is revealed !!
phing at videotron.ca
Wed Mar 19 04:00:18 GMT 2008
Here is the authorative story on the P6B 3500S twin brake line master cylinder, and rebuild kits . This is part of a long e mail
from Ruth of ABC , who has been doing a fine job of holding my hot sticky paws while I ponder the tortured design of my Rover's
braking system and attempt to understand the anoraky details of rebuild parts kits .I think this clarifies a complicated subject .
I'm grateful to Ruth for such a clear explanation and I'm happy to share the information with you all . Please note that is ONLY
applicable to the P6B 3500S twin brake line system !!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruth Burgess" <allbritishcars at shaw.ca>
To: "phing" <phing at videotron.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: P6 Master cylinder ??
> ` ` ` ` ` `` .
> The brake master cylinder is the one for a Rover 3500S/ Jaguar v12 E type and all 4.2 E types. There is no difference between
> your brake lines and Jaguars. they are both 3/8 national fine and have been since the inception of both cars. What the guys are
> talking about on the Rover net is the little end piston between the master cylinder and the air valve. If you are rebuilding an
> original Rover 3500S you need a different kit as the little seal on that piston is 5/16' diameter on the original Jaguars, and
> 3/8' on the Rover 3500S.
> Rover 3500S switched in 1974 to the Etype piston when they did the next run on production from Lockheed. That is why all the
> confusion. When some one is rebuilding a original 3500S they need a different kit that has the larger air valve piston seal SSB
> 925 If you have the later Master Cylinder or a replacement cylinder after 1976 you have the smaller seal.and that kit # is SSB 916
> As Kent will attest to: if you are buying a kit from me You have to tell me the diameter of the piston on the end.
> For you, that information was not required as you were buying a new master cylinder, you are fine!!!
> Just install and bleed the system.
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