Lockheed Brake Master Cylinder

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saundersian
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Lockheed Brake Master Cylinder

Does anyone know from which car the above was sourced for a1994 live axle crossflow. I need to replace the reservoir cap on mine which had split in two and been stuck together by a previous owner. The top of the cap shows the Ford logo and 74470569. The body shows Lockheed. I’m wondering if for some reason in the past the original cap was replaced by a “bodged” Ford part.

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The one from a Ford Escort MK2 should fit, that is without float.

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Sorry - forgot about this - will pop in the garage loft today. 
 

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The cap on the Mk2 Escort looks too big to fit my reservoir, although the complete unit looks like it would fit.

I have come up with a hi tech (semi permanent) solution. A 2p piece is almost a perfect fit in the aperture in the lower detached section which screws into the reservoir. I have blanked this aperture by aralditing this piece of currency in place, to form a sealing cap. Obviously this means I have to discard the top section (which has the float and terminals), but not a major drama as just need to check the brake fluid level visually - which I do anyway rather than relying on the indicator switch on the dash.

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If you think that a Escort MK2 cap is to big have a look at some Classic mini caps. Am i correct in thinking that you have the old master cylinder with 3 brale lines connected ?

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Yes, I think that it's one like this.

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Yes it’s the one with the 3 pipes connected. I had Minis back in the 70s (didn’t we all) and from memory the cap off the old (metal) master cylinder may fit. I will have a look around. (None in my local scrappers, which seems to have nothing older than 2000ish).

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I had that master cylinder on my car a few years ago. It had the lid from a plastic pop bottle with a small vent hole drilled!