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Re: [T3] a couple of Brake questions

<x-flowed>I wouldn't recommend the fender well. That area gets lots of abuse and moisture. The lines hug the rear part of the fender and exit below to the master cylinder thru a seam between the gas tank and fender (hole is filled with a thick, gooey puddy).

 Toby Erkson  --  http://www.icbm.org/
 '72 VW Squareback Darksider, 5-speed, 2.0L, rag top
 Sold to Purdue Univ.: '72 VW Squareback Lightsider, automatic, FI, sunroof
 '95 VW Jetta ~ SCCA Solo 2 EP #3; '73 Porsche 914; '81 Honda Gold Wing
 Portland, Oregon

Steven Ayres wrote:

John=> If I was to switch to the dual circuit master cylinder,
=> what would be involved ...?

That depends on how far you want to go with it. Adding to what JimA said, I acquired a dual-circuit reservoir to go with the dual-circuit master -- this allows you to see which of the circuits is leaking before it quits, which I think is important -- and I made new hard lines for the front. (The single-circuit lines might be made to work, but we decided they were too short to make a clean fit; besides, they were old and cruddy.) The reservoir and master have 8mm fittings, as Jim mentioned, so I knew I'd need 8mm feed lines; two of those take a lot more space than a single 6mm line, and the reservoir is substantially larger as well, so I relocated the reservoir to a more-like-late-stock location at the rear of the boot (near the steering column) and created a new path for the feed lines through the fender well. (I got stock used lines from Jim, by the way.) Not a super-complex job, but it required some thought and work.

Steven Ayres, Prescott AZ
'66 KG1600

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