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58 Scotsman master cylinder removal woes

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  • 58 Scotsman master cylinder removal woes

    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?
    thanks!
    autocrat

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    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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        Thanks, guys. That makes sense. The shop manual sure doesn't say 'this is a royal pain, here's how to do it".
        autocrat
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