SE6 Lockheed dual circuit brakes master

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Post by kapri » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:32 pm

I've looked on line and found these at the £200 mark . What is teh difference between the original and a dual circuit MGB master that looks identical and has the same bore but costs considerably less please?



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Post by Terry H » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:49 pm

SE6 has Girling brakes. SE6a & SE6b have Lockheed. Are you sure you want Lockheed for an SE6.
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Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:54 pm

The one you have seen is a cheap copy
Brakes matter and it’s a safety thing at the end of the day


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Post by kapri » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:06 pm

Terry H wrote:
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SE6 has Girling brakes. SE6a & SE6b have Lockheed. Are you sure you want Lockheed for an SE6.
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Sorry , I'm being generic as mine is quite bastardised . I have Girling brakes allround with 3 pot front calipers which I believe normally uses a single circuit and remote servo .Mine has been fitted with a Lockheed bulkhead mount servo and twin circuit .

I was once buying a microwave with the mother in law . Both were white with same capacity and 12months warranty same power output etc etc.One was £50 and one was £100 .She asked what the difference was and I replied " £50" .

Whilst much stuff nowadays about for cars is rubbish and brakes are important I'm looking at a known manufacturer of m/c (rather than a Chinese no marking m/c) and sold by a reputable company. As with many things Scimitar you find that , apart from the body and chassis, all are pirated from other vehicles :)



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Post by justfur » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 pm

Past Parts rebuilt my Girling dual circuit servo mounted MC, not cheap (but still cheaper than 200 notes) and it's correct for the car.


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Post by guybetts » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:36 pm

kapri wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:06 pm
As with many things Scimitar you find that , apart from the body and chassis, all are pirated from other vehicles :)
A common misconception. The parts may appear to be found on other vehicles, but in fact they came from the same parts manufacturer. Often though, there are subtle differences. How do we know? Ask the many owners with garages full of wrong bits :D


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Post by Corky » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:34 am

MGB cylinder has the wrong coupling to fit the SE6A Lockheed servo (if that’s what you have). If you post a photo of your master cylinder on this thread, I should be able to point you in the right direction or supply you with the correct MC.


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Post by kapri » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:01 pm

I've gone deeper into it and the MGB is also only 13/16ths bore as opposed to the 7/8 ( 22.2) of the Scimitar . The particular fault I have suggests that I am shifting insufficient fluid so it is very possible that I already have a MGB cylinder modified to fit. Although it has the original Lockheed reservoir it is fitted back to front ( showing that someone has been there before . It also has no identifying marks at all such as casting and doesn't look like a genuine Lockheed casting ( too angular).Guess I need to pull it apart to take measurements to be certain.



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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:25 pm

I have 6A master cylinders in stock, just packed for Curborough.


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Post by Terry H » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:48 pm

Just for comparison purpose, this is what the SE6 Girling Brake Master looks like.
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Post by kapri » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:07 pm

Thanks for the photo Terry H but mine is definitely a lockheed unit but not sure it's a Scimitar unit .

AJL Electronics , I'll hav eto give you a shout when you're back . As an aside I used to live about 100yds from the race track BEFORE it was a racetrack and still RAF Fradley . Would have been about 1959 /60 . Last time I was at Curborough I retraced childhood meeories of directions and even found my old infants school !



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