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  1. #1
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    SRV8 Braking system

    I have a later model SRV8 at rolling chassis stage. It is one of the very last chassis produced before Madgewick took over, but isn't a Southern Roadcraft. As far as I can ascertain its the latest spec (twin hoops, power steering, servo brakes etc). I have fitted an new Escort MK 5 servo and master cylinder, but the cylinder has four exit ports. What do I do with the spare one, and how do I determine which one it is?

    Thanks in anticipation. Andrew

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    Hi Andrew,
    I meant to have a look at this today for you but forgot.
    I will try to remember and check tomorrow. I have escort mk4 fitted if I remember correctly.
    John.
    Southern Roadcraft built in the North!!!
    With a proper Ford V8 fitted.

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    Thankyou very much! I appreciate it. I don't suppose you know where I can get a handbrake cable made do you? I have tried Madgewick again, but they are useless. Andrew
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    I have a mk5 master cylinder. 2 x holes will be 10mm and the other 2 will be 12mm.

    My front brakes use the 1st 2 x 10mm holes, the rear uses 1 x 12mm hole. The other 12mm hole has the pressure switch for the brake lights.

    Mark
    DAX with 4.6 RV8 re-built in 2014 using all new bits.

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    Thankyou very much for that. I had already fitted the hydraulic brake light switch as described in the manual but I suspected it would be the case I would need to re-pipe it. Greatly appreciated.

    Andrew

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    Sorry Andrew that's me just getting around to having a look at my master cylinder and servo arrangements.
    I have 4 exits two at the front and 2 at the rear(closest to servo) with the pipes exiting on the side holes and the underneath holes I have blanking pieces in.
    My font pipe is for the rear brakes and my rear pipe does the front with a T piece near the cylinder for activation switch to be inserted in line. A further T piece splits the brakes for each side.
    I'm thinking speedy cables should be able to make you up a handbrake cable or search for a universal kit. You might be able to adapt something from rally design or similar.

    John.
    Last edited by cobrascim; 06-06-14 at 11:50 PM. Reason: adding more info
    Southern Roadcraft built in the North!!!
    With a proper Ford V8 fitted.

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