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sparky

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first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by sparky on Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:29 am

are these available anywhere ? when it's cold outside that wind coming up thru that hole


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AzDon

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Re: first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by AzDon on Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:18 pm

I'd be surprised if that is available....... You could either make something or..... get a screw-out deck-access-plate from a marine supply like West marine.......It's a beveled screw-down ring with threads inside and a screw-in lid.....They are intended as waterproof access ports for boats, so they have a rubber o-ring and are water tight... They are available in different sizes and are perfect for access anywhere you just need to get your hand ie; radiator cap, dipstick, etc......There are even versions with a clear lid if you have something where visual monitoring is a need....
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Re: first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by m1dadio on Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:53 pm

There are round covers like that used on three or so different GMs and Fords in the 50's and 60's.

I don't think anybody has tryed to find a match to the first gen.

M1D
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Vantasia

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Re: first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by Vantasia on Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:21 am

Big thread on this over at VCVC, no one has found a replacement plug from any vintage car GM or other that fits perfect, just make one from something, a couple of pieces of 1/4" rubber sheet, a larger piece on top to fit the lip will work fine, a plastic paint can lid, plexiglass disc, the boat plug mentioned, etc...be creative. If its under carpet or a mat, no one will see it...There was talk of reproing them or a 3D printer making a plastic one but it went nowhere....
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back2thewoods

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Re: first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by back2thewoods on Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:35 am

I used a round elec. box cover
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bletman

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Re: first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by bletman on Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:05 pm



I used sheet metal.
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AzDon

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Re: first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by AzDon on Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:56 pm

I remember the original plug on my 66 as being thick above the floor, a real pain to stuff into the hole and not easy to get out, unless you wanted it to stay in.... I can think of half a dozen better ways to securely cover the hole, several of which wouldn't require drilling any holes in the floor....
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samsvan

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Re: first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by samsvan on Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:25 pm

I put some KY jelly on mine and now it slides in and out real nice...
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Vantasia

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Re: first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by Vantasia on Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:50 am

bletman wrote:

I used sheet metal.

Perfect, all ya need! Did you put a gasket under it?
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bletman

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Re: first gen master cylinder reservoir filler hole cover ?

Post by bletman on Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:09 am

Yes - I cut a gasket from and old bicycle inner tube.

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