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Clutch master cylinder
BabyBlueBird Offline
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Looking for a clutch master cylinder. Mine still pumps up but if you hold the pedal down while it gear is bleeds down. Already put in a new slave cylinder.
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anasazi4st Offline
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(08-15-2023, 04:40 PM)BabyBlueBird Wrote: Looking for a clutch master cylinder. Mine still pumps up but if you hold the pedal down while it gear is bleeds down. Already put in a new slave cylinder.

Yeah that’s kind of scary. I just searched AutoZone, Advance Auto, NAPA and O’Reilly’s. No one offers it any more. Makes me want to buy one for on-hand in case I need another one (replaced mine in 2014)—IF we could find one.
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1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 3 T5OD full rebuilds, 6 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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BabyBlueBird Offline
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(08-18-2023, 12:01 AM)anasazi4st Wrote:
(08-15-2023, 04:40 PM)BabyBlueBird Wrote: Looking for a clutch master cylinder. Mine still pumps up but if you hold the pedal down while it gear is bleeds down. Already put in a new slave cylinder.

Yeah that’s kind of scary. I just searched AutoZone, Advance Auto, NAPA and O’Reilly’s. No one offers it any more. Makes me want to buy one for on-hand in case I need another one (replaced mine in 2014)—IF we could find one.
I’m hoping I can find one soon. I’ve done a ton of work to my car recently and this is the last piece. My biggest fear is the master gives out eventually and I have no fix for it.
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Jeff K Offline
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I picked up a spare clutch master cyl and slave cyl from Rock Auto a few years ago just to have around as spares.
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spittinfire Offline
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I've done a ton of searching for a master cylinder and haven't been able to find one. I even had a friend who manages an Advance Auto look and he can't find one anywhere in their network.
There is a guy on facebook who adapted a C5 master cylinder and in talking with him it didn't take a lot of effort. It uses the same 1/4 twist to lock into the firewall. If I remember correctly he had to modify the rod length and you'll have to run a different line but it wasn't bad. There are also really good master cylinders available for the C5s so if you go to a heavier clutch you have options. I'm not sure if he's on the board or not.
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anasazi4st Offline
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(08-21-2023, 11:44 AM)spittinfire Wrote: I've done a ton of searching for a master cylinder and haven't been able to find one.  I even had a friend who manages an Advance Auto look and he can't find one anywhere in their network. 
There is a guy on facebook who adapted a C5 master cylinder and in talking with him it didn't take a lot of effort.  It uses the same 1/4 twist to lock into the firewall.  If I remember correctly he had to modify the rod length and you'll have to run a different line but it wasn't bad.  There are also really good master cylinders available for the C5s so if you go to a heavier clutch you have options.  I'm not sure if he's on the board or not.

Yes after reading this thread I went into RockAuto—they list it as Out of Stock. I requested to be notified if and when it becomes available, again. Likely it won’t be, I’m thinking.

I replaced mine years ago before it actually went bad, when I had the TEVES ABS unit out and it was easily accessible, so I have a good working spare I suppose when the time comes. Still rather have a new one though.

Having said that: There is an app—CarPart—that connects you with salvage yards across the country, though the website Car-Part.com. Going there, I see two clutch master cylinders listed—one in Kansas and one in Alberta, Canada. You might want to download the app or go to that website and follow up on these. The phone numbers are 800-847-0994 in Kansas (Broadway Truck and Auto); 403-782-3989 or 800-661-1328 in Alberta (Reg’s Auto Wreckers).

Please let us know what you find out.
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 3 T5OD full rebuilds, 6 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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BabyBlueBird Offline
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Does anyone have a link to the Facebook post on swapping in a c5 clutch master cylinder into a turbo coupe.
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spittinfire Offline
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(09-04-2023, 08:39 PM)BabyBlueBird Wrote: Does anyone have a link to the Facebook post on swapping in a c5 clutch master cylinder into a turbo coupe.

There isn't one.  I talked to the guy about it but there was not a specific post.  I don't want to take his pictures or share a lot because I haven't done it.
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BabyBlueBird Offline
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(08-23-2023, 04:37 AM)anasazi4st Wrote:
(08-21-2023, 11:44 AM)spittinfire Wrote: I've done a ton of searching for a master cylinder and haven't been able to find one.  I even had a friend who manages an Advance Auto look and he can't find one anywhere in their network. 
There is a guy on facebook who adapted a C5 master cylinder and in talking with him it didn't take a lot of effort.  It uses the same 1/4 twist to lock into the firewall.  If I remember correctly he had to modify the rod length and you'll have to run a different line but it wasn't bad.  There are also really good master cylinders available for the C5s so if you go to a heavier clutch you have options.  I'm not sure if he's on the board or not.

Yes after reading this thread I went into RockAuto—they list it as Out of Stock. I requested to be notified if and when it becomes available, again. Likely it won’t be, I’m thinking.

I replaced mine years ago before it actually went bad, when I had the TEVES ABS unit out and it was easily accessible, so I have a good working spare I suppose when the time comes. Still rather have a new one though.

Having said that: There is an app—CarPart—that connects you with salvage yards across the country, though the website Car-Part.com. Going there, I see two clutch master cylinders listed—one in Kansas and one in Alberta, Canada. You might want to download the app or go to that website and follow up on these. The phone numbers are 800-847-0994 in Kansas (Broadway Truck and Auto); 403-782-3989 or 800-661-1328 in Alberta (Reg’s Auto Wreckers).

Please let us know what you find out.

So far not looking good, the master cylinder located in Kanas isnt in stock (was old inventory they never took off there site), ive made a call to the people from Canada and they told me they would get back to me. They did not sound too please to have to deal with a Marylander, hopefully they find it.
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anasazi4st Offline
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(09-06-2023, 11:18 PM)BabyBlueBird Wrote:
(08-23-2023, 04:37 AM)anasazi4st Wrote:
(08-21-2023, 11:44 AM)spittinfire Wrote: I've done a ton of searching for a master cylinder and haven't been able to find one.  I even had a friend who manages an Advance Auto look and he can't find one anywhere in their network. 
There is a guy on facebook who adapted a C5 master cylinder and in talking with him it didn't take a lot of effort.  It uses the same 1/4 twist to lock into the firewall.  If I remember correctly he had to modify the rod length and you'll have to run a different line but it wasn't bad.  There are also really good master cylinders available for the C5s so if you go to a heavier clutch you have options.  I'm not sure if he's on the board or not.

Yes after reading this thread I went into RockAuto—they list it as Out of Stock. I requested to be notified if and when it becomes available, again. Likely it won’t be, I’m thinking.

I replaced mine years ago before it actually went bad, when I had the TEVES ABS unit out and it was easily accessible, so I have a good working spare I suppose when the time comes. Still rather have a new one though.

Having said that: There is an app—CarPart—that connects you with salvage yards across the country, though the website Car-Part.com. Going there, I see two clutch master cylinders listed—one in Kansas and one in Alberta, Canada. You might want to download the app or go to that website and follow up on these. The phone numbers are 800-847-0994 in Kansas (Broadway Truck and Auto); 403-782-3989 or 800-661-1328 in Alberta (Reg’s Auto Wreckers).

Please let us know what you find out.

So far not looking good, the master cylinder located in Kanas isnt in stock (was old inventory they never took off there site), ive made a call to the people from Canada and they told me they would get back to me. They did not sound too please to have to deal with a Marylander, hopefully they find it.

Let me throw this out there. Have you been asking for one for a Turbo Coupe? I know for the longest time Mustangs used a cable shifting system, but I’m pretty sure they changed over to the hydraulic system at some point. I think the turbo Mustangs were 1987-1993, maybe you can find one that way.
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 3 T5OD full rebuilds, 6 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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