WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

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WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by BLK87S4 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:46 pm

For my daily driver.

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by my8950 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:13 am

Have you checked with the sponsors?

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by BLK87S4 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:10 pm

Depends. Which? I have sent several inquiries and have received either "not right now" or no response. I run through the list of vendors I have used before I post here. If you'd like me to list each I have contacted and their response to me, I can do that. I am still awaiting responses but given this is my DD, I need something fast. I can't wait for "we're working on an adapter to fit the earlier model, easier to source 85-86 cylinder" ( that was one of the responses...at lest they replied).

I should probably call vs. send email.

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by my8950 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:57 pm

Calling would be a lot faster...
You should look into using an entirely different master as these are nearly impossible to find.
There is a reason why they change midway through the run of cars, the older ones weren't as "good", I don't know the details on why though.
Go with one from a Scorpio, Merkur Midwest would have one and it uses battery instead of the booster, similar to that of a Hydraboost system.

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by merkurdriver » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:59 am

We have an adapter in the works for the late 87.5-89 brake booster...but it will be to adapt an upgraded, less expensive, more readily available master cylinder to bolt to it - not to "downgrade" to the early master.

If you need to get back on the road right away, this place shows they have 1 in stock:
https://www.autobrakecenter.com/brake-p ... -130.61201

Amazon shows they have them in stock, too: https://www.amazon.com/Centric-Parts-13 ... +130.61201

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by my8950 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:38 am

merkurdriver wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:59 am
We have an adapter in the works for the late 87.5-89 brake booster...but it will be to adapt an upgraded, less expensive, more readily available master cylinder to bolt to it - not to "downgrade" to the early master.
This is a good idea!

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by BLK87S4 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:22 pm

Thank you! I do need one ASAP. It's my only car (that's driving). I saw the Amazon master cylinder last night. delivery is 6 weeks out. Fingers crossed that I can nurse it that long. The pedal will go to the floor but I can still stop if I pump it.

Hope everyone understands I'm not trying to dime anyone out. Really need one fast but they are hard to find. I have never had a master cylinder fail on any of my XRs so this is new for me. I was thinking last night about swapping all the components for another system.

Thanks for the assist!

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by Ed Lijewski » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:36 pm

Try Rapido. Ryan Dunham was in dire need of one 2/3 months ago and Russ at Rapido had one (or more) rebuilt unit on hand.
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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by merkurdriver » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:19 am

Another idea if you get desperate: you can always stick 1985-1987 master and booster in there to have brakes for right now

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by ford.scorpio » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:41 pm

If you need a master & booster, I have 85-86 and 87-89 available ready to ship.
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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by BLK87S4 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:26 pm

Yep. Still trying to find one.

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by BLK87S4 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:58 pm

Thank you!

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Re: WTB 88-89 brake master cylinder

Post by blugg » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:24 am

Only have late model MC rebuild kits on hand at the moment for that quick quick solution (an some work).

Soon to have rebuilt masters as well but those take some time and cores aren’t coming back in timely fashion
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