Brake master cylinder question

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welldoneade
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Brake master cylinder question

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Hi, I’m busy with a rack and pinion steering conversion at the moment. I’ve mocked up the brackets and got most of it in position, but annoyingly the steering shaft runs right where one of the brake lines comes out of the master cylinder (see photo). Does anyone know why the master cylinders are made with inserts on the side where the brake lines come out? Is there anything wrong with blanking that side off and running the pipe off the switch side?
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Re: Brake master cylinder question

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I see that the inserts are residual check valves that some of the bay/aftermarket dual circuit master cylinders don’t have...
Any reason the brake line couldn’t run off the switch side?
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Re: Brake master cylinder question

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An option might be to switch to a dual circuit beetle brake master cylinder which has the holes on the other side... it’s a late 67 with factory dual circuit brakes, drums all round (68 bay rears) and a vw Jim remote servo.
If I went down this route would I need to fit in line residual pressure valves like the ones on the original’67 master cylinder?
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You shouldn't run a mc with residual pressure valves with the remote servos.
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Re: Brake master cylinder question

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Thanks for the info, I’ll remove them. I’ve now fitted a banjo fitting to the side tight on clearance with the steering shaft,
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