Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Making chips feels good. So does solving problems.

I didn't get a very good picture of the problem that needed solving, but this shows it a little bit - the reservoirs for the brake and clutch master cylinders don't have enough space above them to allow removing the caps and adding fluid. It's not shown here, but the windshield frame has a flange that sits right down on the black square tube that has the blue tape on it.

These really need to have remote reservoirs fitted, but there doesn't seem to be a good solution already on the market to add this to a Subaru master cylinder.

Fortunately, aluminum is cheap, and my uncle has a lathe. Good tools make it easy to build solutions to problems.

We took some measurements off the reservoir above, and I started making some chips. I did make one bad measurement, so the first test was not good, but it was easy enough to correct.

We ended up making this adapter, which fits perfectly, I do need to get a tap so we can add a barb out the side, but it looks like we are both going to be using this solution on our cars.

Now we just need five more. 

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