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Old 07-30-2017, 11:11 PM   #1
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Hello
Just a quick question on the 54 model year.
where was the Mastery cylinder located?
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:24 PM   #2
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Well...on the 49-50-51 Ford it was mounted on the inside car frame rail under the driver side floorpan. You had to pull up the floormat and pop out a round floorplug to gain access to the filler cap.
So if your car has the clutch and brake pedals that go down into the floor like them, it is under the floor, but if the clutch and brake pedal arms go up under the dash, it is in the engine compartment mounted on the firewall above the steering column.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:29 AM   #3
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starting in '52 they were on the firewall under the hood, if I remember correctly.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info..
I am looking at a 54 convertible, $2400. but want nothing to do with that old
under the floor braking system....
My 56 Packard, thanks to Mr. Nance was still using the floor\rail system Bendix
brakes... And without doing some major mod to the fire wall or removing the air
intake duct from the engine compartment there is no place for a modern MC .
Not sure I'm going to buy the 54, but wanted some heads up...
I have a 292 out of a 64 truck, with 3sp. But the car also has floor rust...
I keep saying I'm getting too old to start new projects...
We had a 51 Ford custom when I was a kid, I loved that car, my brother got it when
the parents bought a 62 Ford wagon, which is one of the cars I'm working on now and
rust out passenger side floor pans are keeping it in the driveway..
Ok, thanks again guys.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:57 PM   #5
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starting in '52 they were on the firewall under the hood, if i remember correctly.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:49 PM   #6
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Yup - left side of the firewall, up near the cowl.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:12 AM   #7
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And for an easy and cheap update. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXfXKlj2D1I
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:18 PM   #8
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I have them ++ Brand New ++ U.S.A. Made, if you would like or need.
They fit 1952 - 1956 Ford, Mercury, and 1952 - 1955 Lincolns, no Trucks.
Brand new -- no core required......
Call me -- Craig -- 516 - 485 - 1935.... New York....
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:55 AM   #9
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I did not watch all three videos to see if this was covered. When installing a newer master cylinder with only two bolts, be sure to run two bolts through the other two holes, as they hold on an important bracket on the inside that is very hard to see.
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I did not watch all three videos to see if this was covered. When installing a newer master cylinder with only two bolts, be sure to run two bolts through the other two holes, as they hold on an important bracket on the inside that is very hard to see.
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