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    Girling Brake/Clutch Master Cylinder (slant port) Variations?

    My preference is to reuse the old master cylinders for my '59 TR3A and send them to Apple Hydraulics for sleeving. In taking a closer look, they are not identical castings. One is stamped "Girling 75" and the other simply "Girling" in smaller letters. Both have (as best as I can make out) the numbers "310680", although the latter appears to have "02" added at the end.



    Does anyone know if this is simply a case of the original being replaced somewhat later with a slightly changed Girling replacement, and which one would be closer to the original Standard-Triumph installed version?

    Has anyone had experience with the Moss Classic Gold reproductions? I believe there was discussion several years back of some problems with those?

    Appreciate any info.

    Regards,

    Walter
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    Re: Girling Brake/Clutch Master Cylinder (slant port) Variations?

    I think he lower one is correct for the 59 TR3. I also think the upper one might have a smaller bore, 3/4 vs 5/8. Easy to confirm with calipers.
    Also think Moss has things straightened out. Here's the recall notice.
    https://www.mossmotors.com/SiteGraph...sterRecall.pdf

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    Re: Girling Brake/Clutch Master Cylinder (slant port) Variations?

    Hello Tom,

    Thank you very much for this information. I will check it out and do appreciate your help.

    Regards,

    Walter

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    Re: Girling Brake/Clutch Master Cylinder (slant port) Variations?

    It was my understanding that the originals would have vertical ports (not the slanted) though I have no personal knowledge of that.

    As for Moss Classic Gold -- aren't Girlings still available?

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    Re: Girling Brake/Clutch Master Cylinder (slant port) Variations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geo Hahn View Post
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    As for Moss Classic Gold -- aren't Girlings still available?
    Yes, Pegasus has them. Although they are not cheap...

    https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/gr...upID=MCGIRLING
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    Re: Girling Brake/Clutch Master Cylinder (slant port) Variations?

    Hello Geo,

    To my knowledge, only the TR3/early TR3A had the vertical ports. Apparently TRW/AP Hill are producing a very similar if not identical version. Thanks!

    Regards,

    Walter

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    Re: Girling Brake/Clutch Master Cylinder (slant port) Variations?

    Hello Art,

    Thank you very much for this information. Odd that the other suppliers list some TRW (Girling) models, but not the one for the TR3A. Appreciate it!

    Regards,

    Walter

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