Transporter master cylinder?

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bareall21

Guest
Hello everyone,

I had the local parts store get in a 64-67 Transporter Master
cylinder, to see if it would work on my amphi (as I do need one), and
after looking at it I was wondering if......
1. will it actually work well with the rest of the original system?

2. can the original fluid container still be used?

3. are the extra line fittings on the master simply capped off?

4. which fittings are to be used and which ones capped off?

Thanks,
Brad Walsh
 
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Bill Connelly

Guest
In response to the following posting, if memory serves, that ancient parts
replacement tip about the VW Bus-Transporter Master Cylinder was one of
those last resort make-do "fixes" that were once necessary at the close of
the 60s and throughout the 70s, when actual Amphicar parts sources grew
sparse in the aftermath of the failure of the Amphicar Corporation and its
successor-receiver Ranchero Motors, but before Gordon Imports came on the
scene.

Such "fixes" were often described in detail in the Newsletters published by
the former Amphicar Club, whose President was the late Jim Nichols, Jr.
Unfortunately, those detailed Newsletter descriptions of the necessary
drillings, machinings, adaptors and other modifications often necessary to
make such "fixes" work were never transcribed in the "Universal Parts
Listing" that was once a central feature of the current Club's website when
its President-for-Life was Jeff Sweet. This explains the great big fat
explanatory Danger-Will-Robinson disclaimer currently displayed right at the
head of the "Universal Parts Tips" webpage, still hosted on the Club site at
http://www.amphicar.com/uni.htm along with a plea to update this kind of
parts substitution info at http://www.amphicar.net/partstips.html .

On the one hand, sure, I could probably dig the original Newsletter article
describing this old "fix" out the former Club's Newsletters, but with proper
Amphicar master cylinders available for only about a hundred bucks, I'm more
than a little ambivalent about perhaps thereby providing just enough
information to perhaps get somebody killed with some slapdash make-do
solution that's no longer really necesary. I mean, brakes ain't really
where you want to skimp or "make do" if you don't have to, right?

~Bilgey~

----- Original Message -----

Hello everyone,

I had the local parts store get in a 64-67 Transporter Master
cylinder, to see if it would work on my amphi (as I do need one), and
after looking at it I was wondering if......
1. will it actually work well with the rest of the original system?

2. can the original fluid container still be used?

3. are the extra line fittings on the master simply capped off?

4. which fittings are to be used and which ones capped off?

Thanks,
Brad Walsh




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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 1/8/04 7:37:54 PM Pacific Standard Time, bwalsh@merr.com
writes:


>
>
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> I had the local parts store get in a 64-67 Transporter Master
>

Hi, Send your old master cylinder to White Post. They will rebuild it better
than new. And the cost will be a lot less than you think. It will then have a
lifetime guarantee too. And it will be correct. You will never be satisfied
with your VW master cylinder.
Tommy in Tampa


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D

Daniel & Kathy Gibson

Guest
I politely disagree. I have been using a transporter master cylinder in
my amphi for a year with zero problems. The cylinder is identical to the
amphi one with one exception...you have to modify the the brake push rod
going into the master cylinder. No biggy...and brand new master
cylinders are available for 20 bucks anywhere.

My $.02 worth

Dan
'64 Das Boot

tommyintpa@aol.com wrote:
>
> In a message dated 1/8/04 7:37:54 PM Pacific Standard Time, bwalsh@merr.com
> writes:
>
> >
> >
> >
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I had the local parts store get in a 64-67 Transporter Master
> >
>
> Hi, Send your old master cylinder to White Post. They will rebuild it better
> than new. And the cost will be a lot less than you think. It will then have a
> lifetime guarantee too. And it will be correct. You will never be satisfied
> with your VW master cylinder.
> Tommy in Tampa
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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Mike Israel

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While your at it send your wheel cylinders. Same great work with same lifetime
gaurantee.


Hi, Send your old master cylinder to White Post. They will rebuild it better
than new. And the cost will be a lot less than you think. It will then have a
lifetime guarantee too. And it will be correct. You will never be satisfied
with your VW master cylinder.
Tommy in Tampa


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