View Full Version : Master Cylinder Replacement

04-18-2007, 06:01 PM
Got the front brakes redone, evertyhing turned out well.
Now it us time to replace the master cylinder, (which I
have been putting off).
I know this has been discussed before, but can't find the
right thread... Just from looking at the location, etc. of
the MC on my Hawk, it looks like a bear...probably a high frustration factor. So my question is, is this something better left to a shop with a lift? laying on my back, trying to get to those bolts and lines..I just don't know. I really do not want
to enlarge the access hole by cutting my (new) floor to improve access from the top.

If someone out there has done this before,
would appreciate any input. tks,

Joe D.

04-18-2007, 06:09 PM
It's actually pretty easy to get to and work on, but yes, on your back.
Jack stands under the control arms after using a floor jack under the center pin. Remove drivers side front wheel and the splash shield under the pedals. Welcome to the world of Studebaker...

Bob Johnstone

04-18-2007, 10:58 PM
Looks worse than it is. Just follow the shop manual procedure. After you've done it once or twice it will probably only take 15 or 20 minutes.:D

04-19-2007, 09:25 AM
ok, thanks. sounds encouraging. I'll try to tackle it this
weekend, time permitting. I've had the front clip off for
some time now, cleaning the frame, redoing front brakes, lines etc. also the splash shield is already off as well. So at least I'm that far along on this particular task. thanks again.

Joe D.


04-19-2007, 03:12 PM

Bob Johnstone

Dick Steinkamp
04-19-2007, 03:17 PM
It's a lot of work to clean up the front end like you did...but it sure is worth it IMHO. Just makes you feel good [8D].

Nice job!! [:p]


04-19-2007, 06:02 PM
Hey! that looks NICE![:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

04-20-2007, 12:33 PM
Apprec the comments; the grandkids and wife don't seem to notice
any difference in the car from when I first got it... they just
shrug and say "when will it be finished?".... I'll quit this
thread now but first here's the 58 Hawk as of today, I just
reinstalled the radiator, shroud.. Front sheetmetal is all done
and ready to reinstall, after I do a "few" more things, like change the MC; also have to finish the rocker panels, which is about the only sheet metal I didn't remove from the car.... Tks again,

Joe D.