First download the retrofit document in the deuce download section. You will also need to buy another air-pac. The brake lines are easy to make up yourself. Peashooter (Aaron) has a sticky on parts.Pardon me for being a couple of years too late, but do you know of any sources for the split circuit master cylinders w/reservoir for the USAF M35s?
I figured this one out on my own.
Just loosen the four MC mounting bolts (without removing the bolts or the MC). Push the wide end of the boot back in between the MC and mounting base... (give it a few spins to make sure there is no kinks or binding), then re-tighten the four bolts.
There is a recess for the boot to rest in between the master cylinder and mount, and it fits perfect.
Anyway, that's that.
Quick question in regards to the rubber boot that fits around the end of the MC, Does it fit into the c-bore on the bracket or does it just stick into the bore of the MC in front of the C clip?
relatedly before I go finding a random MC boot and adapting it, is the boot a stock part or a custom bastardized fit?
EDIT: Man that search feature can be useful sometimes...
The use of hydraulic fuses like in airplanes has been discussed in another thread I believe. The main issue is the extremely small amount of fluid/flow rateI have read about "fuses" in larger systems but surely it can be scaled down to brake lines??
There is no "cheap" way to isolate any leaking wheel cylinder or broken line. By the time you realize the brake line is broken all the fluid would be gone. That is why the "hydraulic Fuse" would not work. The only thing you can realistically do, is keep spare brake fluid on hand and extra rubber lines for the front and rear axles and a good set of vise grips to "crimp" the steel lines if they break or leak. Of course that doesn't help when your trying to stop ! So keep up on your maintenance so you don't have a failure on the road.I have been pondering this brake issue for some time now, since getting my deuce actually. I have replaced all lines and wheel cylinders in hopes of keeping it as safe as possible. But I have thought about how to do this differently. Maybe some hydraulic expert could chime in on my idea. Similar to how a proportioning valve works, couldn't it be possible to make a valve that would only allow so much fluid to go through with the hardest braking pedal pressure possible by a driver? If this amount could be determined, why not create a valve that would sense the excess fluid flow and shut that line down automatically? Or maybe have it so that it is similar to a shock with hydraulic fluid in it, allowing only that predetermined maximum flow to go through. It would still leak from a failure but would give you more time to get to a stop before losing all fluid. Maybe it could be wired to fire up a brake light if the line went out too. Hopefully I haven't missed this theory someplace else already.
That's correct. Though you can use the larger wheel cylinders on the front of a M35A2 deuce.I believe this has been confirmed in a different post by peashooter way back when, (having trouble finding it again though) But just to verify only the A3 master cylinder needs the larger front wheel cylinders, the air force A2 master with the reservoir on the master uses the standard ones?
Yes...as soon as my 3D printer is working again I will be printing thisCould the file(s) from Peashooter and Clinto be fed-into a 3D printer,,? If so, could not the printer produce a part that could be used as the actual pattern for a casting,,?
I don't know much about such things,, a good friend of mine is a long time pattern maker, perhaps I should talk to him about the process.
Was that an airforce unit? I know you can get a NOS cylinder/reserviour alone for abouts 150...I had bid on a complete used master cylinder, with mount and break peddle plus line set up last week on a auction site. The item sold for more than $300.00. I don't know if that info helps you but at least one person paid that amount.
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