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Old 02-20-2020, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Is the brake master cylinder filled through a hole in the floor?

1950 F1


seems like a pain
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:03 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:01 PM   #3
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:39 PM   #4
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That's the way many older cars were. Very common. Not that hard to fill.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:02 PM   #5
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seems like a pain
Flathead noob, in all respect, if you think that simple maintenance to keep an old Ford running nicely is a pain, you are in the wrong hobby. Lot's of pain coming
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:24 PM   #6
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Use an adjustable wrench, plastic funnel, drip pan underneath, pour slowly, check level frequently and have paper towels or rags ready when you put that last ounce in the mc and it overflows.....;-)
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:31 PM   #7
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NO. You access the MC is through a hole in the floor. You fill it through the top of the MC. LOL LOL
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:46 PM   #8
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Flathead noob, in all respect, if you think that simple maintenance to keep an old Ford running nicely is a pain, you are in the wrong hobby. Lot's of pain coming
I meant a pain back when it was new
It's totally dry, but I don't see where the brake fluid has gone. It last had plates in 1985.
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Man I love my cars with mechanical brakes!
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:17 PM   #10
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Check your wheel cylinders and flexible lines, probably seals all shot
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:10 AM   #11
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it,s very ez to adopl a remote fill. if you stay with the org. fill cap do not tighen cap with a wrench just tigthen it hand tight. if you make it to tight you will never get the cap off later on
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Old 02-21-2020, 02:50 PM   #12
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Some of the master cylinder repop units (including the NAPA version) have the dumbest design possible for the cap/throat. Impossible to add fluid without making a mess, they compound the fun by preventing any means to guage the fill level. So, you can't assure adequate fluid and any attempt to top things off is rewarded with a puddle on the floor.

Fortunately, the old, simple, foolproof screw cap fits - replace the 'new' one with it and live happier.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:10 PM   #13
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I got a remote kit for my 36 that uses a 39 M/C from
EZ-FILL remote reservoirs at
http://highway101ind.com/
It works great, not a pain in the ass to check your fluid level, I did cut a hole in the floor right above the cap just cause I might need to look there sometime.
Now you can't hide it, and it isn't stock looking, but I'm not a point seeker.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:03 PM   #14
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I got a remote kit for my 36 that uses a 39 M/C from
EZ-FILL remote reservoirs at
http://highway101ind.com/
It works great, not a pain in the ass to check your fluid level, I did cut a hole in the floor right above the cap just cause I might need to look there sometime.
Now you can't hide it, and it isn't stock looking, but I'm not a point seeker.
I decided I wanted a dual res MC on my 40. Everyone said use a Mustang MC , so I got one with adapter and it hits the floor near the access hole!
Anyone know of a dual reservoir MC that will fit under stock floor without cutting?
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:46 AM   #15
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I grew up in my fathers shop when all makes, the cylinder was under the floor most were
not bad but those Chrysler Prod's the cylinder was tucked behind the steering box between the pedals worse yet the fill hole was only a 1/2 inch pipe plug. So my father for as long
as I remember was the red rubber bulb with tube like a turkey baster. That was part of a
grease / oil change service even that yellow stuff rubbed on the door striker 'locks'...
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