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Post by rkid » Thu May 30, 2019 7:55 am

Hi,

my brake servo has given up the ghost and I'm having issues finding a replacement.
Does anyone know of compatible servos for a 1981 GTC.

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Post by JoeySully » Thu May 30, 2019 7:59 am

I would be very surprised if it was not the same as the se6a.



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Post by GTC Ian » Thu May 30, 2019 10:44 am

Ring Nigel at QRG. He had some in stock when I got mine recently.


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Post by rkid » Thu May 30, 2019 3:17 pm

Hi Ian
Thanks for the help. I phoned Nigel but was shocked at the price.
I have since found a company who can refurb mine for £150, ill give them a try.
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Post by JoeySully » Thu May 30, 2019 3:21 pm

£150! are they going to retreat the metal case so its nice and shiny again ? or is that just to replace the central seal?



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Post by GTC Ian » Thu May 30, 2019 3:21 pm

rkid wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 3:17 pm
have since found a company who can refurb mine for £150, ill give them a try.
Thanks
Thats seems a very good price. Whats the master cylinder like?


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Post by guybetts » Thu May 30, 2019 5:10 pm

I paid more than £100 just for parts to refurb my (admittidly) SE4 servo a few years ago. That does seem a good price for someone to rebuild one :?

I may be out of turn to say this, but it does surprise me that people complain at the price of genuine brake parts for our cars.


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Post by GTC Ian » Fri May 31, 2019 8:06 am

guybetts wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:10 pm
I may be out of turn to say this, but it does surprise me that people complain at the price of genuine brake parts for our cars.
I agree


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Post by Corky » Fri May 31, 2019 9:32 am

Other servos can be made to fit, but there may be a noticeable difference in the amount of assistance.

I bought an LDV/Sherpa system that I was going to fit to no.404, but I didn’t need to in the end.

Likewise, other master cylinders can be made to fit. It all depends what your budget allows and what your goal is for your braking. 404’s brakes were better than most when I’d finished and it didn’t cost the earth (unlike the rest of the restoration :w )


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Post by rkid » Fri May 31, 2019 9:51 am

Hi Corky,
Thanks for the advise, one of the avenues I've been looking at is the Sherpa route.
I'm currently looking into Land Rover series systems as you can still get new parts and the master cylinder looks like a Land Rover one.

Were your brakes on no.404 standard ones, or did you create a system?

Thanks again, Ill see where the road takes me.



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Post by Corky » Fri May 31, 2019 10:10 am

In the end I had TR6 drilled/grooved discs with SE5A calipers up front. I fitted goodridge hoses and replaced all of the brake lines with a kit from QRG. The servo was an original and the Master Cylinder was one I machined myself to fit from another vehicle. I ended up supplying lots of the MCs to owners of 6A/B/GTC and MB cars. AJ Electronics bought the last batch and still has some in stock I believe.


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Post by rkid » Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am

Sounds a great system. I have to replace the front disc's and the drilled and grooved TR6 discs seem the way forward.

Its a pity that there isn't a compatibility page on Scimweb where all members could put which Scimitar parts are compatible with other vehicles parts.
It would be very useful to someone like me who is having to learn/guess his way around Scimitars.
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Post by Corky » Fri May 31, 2019 10:43 am

TR6 discs are bigger than SE6A discs, hence marrying them with SE5A calipers. You can machine them down to fit, but that can throw up other issues if you’re not careful.


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Post by rkid » Fri May 31, 2019 2:20 pm

Cheers Jim, bought and its on its way.
Cheers Corky, I've a long way to go but will get there :lol:



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