Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

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Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by 73type2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:50 am

I've never had a Beetle's brakes fail on me but I'm considering changing my master cylinders to dual circuit, just for a bit of added safety. Are there any suppliers in South Africa? I'm in Cape Town.



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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by buggyfan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:56 am

A common mod is to install the mastercylinder from a golf mk1.
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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by 73type2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:07 am

Thanks buggyfan. It looks like it just bolts on, with some re-orientation of steel lines, of course. I would also like to keep the reservoir in the stock position. Could this part be bought from Goldwagen?

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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by buggyfan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:49 pm

Yes, you'll be able to source a mastercylinder at Goldwagen. All you need to do is put a 30mm spacer between the Mc and the pan.
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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by hitlers revenge » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:56 pm

Will that master cylinder work with all round drum brakes?
We use them when we change to front disc brakes, but as I said, not sure about 4 drums.
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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by buggyfan » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:45 pm

Dont know about that HR. Just a pic I got of Fb Aircooled hooligans page.
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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by buggyfan » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:19 pm

Found this while digging through the archives

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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by Haans » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:20 am

Ok ...this is also ontheto do list!!

Has anybody got a drawing /sketch of this spacer?,......can it just be aplain 30mm spacer ? OD and ID and precise length ?

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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by splitfan » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:24 pm

just a 30mm spacer, all you need is move the cylinder away from the "firewall" by 30mm
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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by Haans » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:17 pm

I take it then there will be tweaking of the brake rod to get the correct clearance of ? 5-10mm or less?

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Re: Dual Circuit Master Cylinder for Beetle

Post by splitfan » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:46 pm

Haans wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:17 pm
I take it then there will be tweaking of the brake rod to get the correct clearance of ? 5-10mm or less?

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