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Brake Reservoir

Post by John Vardanian » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:22 pm

I need a replacement lid for my brake reservoir. Would anyone be able to help me? Thank you.

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Re: Brake Reservoir

Post by linen grey ghost » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:39 am

If the reservoir is a Girling, perhaps this vendor may be able to assist > http://www.compbrake.com/product/girlin ... voirs-cap/

or perhaps there is a domestic source, or eBay, etc.

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Re: Brake Reservoir

Post by John Vardanian » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:14 pm

Thank you, I am need an original lid with patina or a whole unit.

I bought this thinking I would replace the entire unit. It arrived yesterday and it is obviously inferior quality and it is not identical to the unit that went on the Ferraris:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fiat-1100-1200- ... 9H&vxp=mtr

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Re: Brake Reservoir

Post by linen grey ghost » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:52 pm

See what you mean, perhaps this may be what is needed, or closer to what your vehicle needs > http://www.ferraricraft.com/tag/gte/

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Re: Brake Reservoir

Post by linen grey ghost » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:59 pm

Apologies for the additional post, but perhaps this has the correct patina > http://saxonparts.com/ferrari-250-reser ... ake-fluid/

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Re: Brake Reservoir

Post by John Vardanian » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:03 pm

Thanks for the additional references. Around 1963-64 the metal cans gave way to plastic. My car is a 1964 model.

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Re: Brake Reservoir

Post by linen grey ghost » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:46 am

An enlarged image of a 1964 330 GT 2+2 brake reservoir - that is 100% original
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Perhaps this search on eBay will yield some possible results > http://www.ebay.tv/sch/eBay-Motors-/600 ... der&_frs=1

May have to communicate with seller(s) to confirm dimensions of cap to assure fit, but a period correct NOS cap may be available this way.

Good Hunting for a great car.

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Re: Brake Reservoir

Post by John Vardanian » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:09 pm

Thanks for that. The Girling ones look the part for sure, they are aged and yellowed, which is good. I might get one. The only shortcoming is the script is in English.

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Re: Brake Reservoir

Post by linen grey ghost » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:36 pm

Additional possibilities from eBay Germany - new - >
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Bremsflussigkeit ... SwrklVNo4C

and this well used item >
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Bremsflussigkeit ... SwUV9Wpn3K

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Re: Brake Reservoir

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:40 am

Thanks. I think the NOS ones are the better choice.

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