View Full Version : 58 Scotsman master cylinder removal woes

01-14-2007, 07:39 AM
Maybe I'm just a dope.
This is what has held me up on the Scotsman sedan; I'm no slouch as a shadetree mechanic, but last time I tried to replace the master cylinder it seems there was a frame rail in the way, and it was wedged into a small triangular area. I couldn't get a wrench in there. What's the "easy way" to do it, or did I overlook the obvious?

01-14-2007, 10:06 AM
Remove the big fitting nut on the end instead of the brake line nut. Sometimes it's easier to unbolt the MC first to get a bit of room.

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01-14-2007, 06:09 PM
Been there, it is a tough spot. I had odd offset box end wrench, has a dog leg offset, and although it fit, I could only get a small turn. So- I unbolted the cylinder, as JPD suggested, and held the cylinder with a big pair of channel locks while unscrewing the big bolt head. Still a pain.

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01-21-2007, 11:56 AM
Thanks, guys. That makes sense. The shop manual sure doesn't say 'this is a royal pain, here's how to do it".
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