View Full Version : '76 MG Midget 1500 Master Cylinder

05-29-2004, 07:58 PM
I have just spent the morning re-building the brake Master Cyl. on the wife's '76 MG Midget 1500 - and this is the first time I have had problems re-building a master cylinder - however it leaks like a sieve! All the seals are in correct - I can only assume this is either a bad casting or ??? Anyways, I'm now disgusted with it and I want to replace the unit. Moss want $229.95 (ish) - before I double the price of the car - does anyone know of another supplier at a better price? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

05-30-2004, 02:03 AM
TSI sells some brake parts for midgets and sprites

www.tsimportedautomotive.com (https://www.tsimportedautomotive.com)

you may have to ask if not listed on their website (i buy tr7 parts there), i've been looking there for performance parts for a friends '77

05-30-2004, 04:32 PM
Maybe here?

https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7903322510&catego ry=34199

...also, make sure that the lip on the seal has not turned back when you pressed it into the cylinder.

And, some of the replacement rubber stuff is made in China or India has quality that may be suspect....you might want to dissasemble and look carefully at the rebuild parts to see if they're any good.

On occassion, I've seen 3/4" seals mixed up with 7/8" seals...be sure they gave you the right size parts.

05-30-2004, 09:31 PM
Thanks guys - I'll be checking it over tomorrow!