Thanks for all the feedback , tips , info its all appreciated . A few weeks back I bought a clutch master and slave , and asked how do you know if you have effort reduction or not , received a couple messages and did some reading here , who ever suggested to remove the seat , thanks , anyway after the comments , reading I thought " how hard could it possibly be " . Ya ok I get it .One thing I don't remember reading , probably need bandaids maybe even two ?
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Some of these "GT"s seem to need to have the driver surgically altered in order to fit the car properly. The Pantera comes close.
Since I installed Wilkinson's quick release steering wheel hub I almost find it comfortable laying upside down in there with my feet on the headrest.
Of course I have issues with being upside down in the Dentist's chair with the water shooting up my nose. I seem to tolerate the Pantera much better?
Maybe it's because I have visions of a Supermodel overcome with the scene of me upside down in such a sexy supercar and she "molests" me? I suppose "hope springs eternally"?
More likely the wife comes down and clobbers you for spending too much time in the shed...!
Every time I am upside down under the dash smoke springs externally?
I need to add $120 to my budget when I do stuff like that so I can see my chiropractor and get reset.
No need to remove the steering wheel or the pedal box it's a quick job. Just another day @the office @Pantera Miami. Like anything, once you do a few hundred it goes pretty quick. :-)
I removed the seat to get mine out. It wasn’t fun but only took about 10 minutes with ratchet extensions and a wobble socket adapter. The problem is finding a new part that doesn’t leak. I’m on my third cylinder after bench testing them first. They all leaked where the reservoir attaches. Bench test them before installing!!!!!!!!!!
Rob, I have seen the same problem with the reproduction clutch master cylinders as well. The last time was about a month ago. Having seen it before I knew the problem was a poor seal at the foot of reservoir and there is no fix short of JB Weld. This time I looked in my box of old master cylinders and unscrewed a reservoir from a dead unit and swapped it onto the new leaky unit. It works perfectly and looks correct. Below is the new master with an old reservoir.
Steve - I was almost ready to use my old reservoir but after spending well over $100 for a new part It didn’t seem right.
I had 2 leaking bottles from the same vendor, leaking where the bottle joins the threaded fitting, and I sent them back on their dime. The 3rd cylinder was pre-tested by the new vendor and so far was dry after a couple days of bench testing by me.
The cylinders look like they all come from the same manufacturer regardless of who is selling them.
I’m praying that this one won’t leak over time!!!
When (not if) the stock plastic cap cracks at the first thread, Pegasus-Auto-Racing has cheap aluminum caps for Girling reservoirs that fit perfectly. Paint them black and the pickers-of-nits at car shows will never notice, and they will not crack.
What we need is a team of manufacturing and quality engineers to solve this most difficult problem of sealing a plastic bottle to a metal fitting for whoever is making this crap.
My 30 year old bottle still holds its fluid just fine.