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minuteman048
01-21-2013, 02:25 PM
Installed my 949 Racing extended length SS clutch cable today. Not an easy task. Disconnecting the the lower hose connection was a PITA. If I had not spent an hour on Jesters car I would have not been ready for this job. Also replaced the original master clutch cylinder.

The finished product:

http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0463.jpg

http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0469.jpg





What was removed:

http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0467.jpg



Getting the lower looped hardpipe out was tough because there was no room to get wrenches in there to disconnect it. Wound up unlooping it to get it out.

Car was jacked up and right front tire was removed for access.

The replacement has a integral 6-point nut but the original hose has a lobe rounded off the fit into the retaining clip. Did not get a photo of the new hose but this is what it looked like:

http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0465.jpg



To save aggrevation I had to grind and round down the lobe to make it look like this on the new hose nut otherwise it will not fit right into the retaining clip.


http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0466.jpg

Here's the original Master Cylnder. It had some sludge in it and was tough to get to the nuts that bolted it to the firewall, but a sinch compared to the lower hose connection.

http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0470.jpg



Im glad the lower connection and looped hard pipe is gone. Any future work in this area should be easy. Pdexta and ihasnomiata did this and said it was worth it. Need two guys to bleed it though.

Agent☣Orange
01-21-2013, 06:08 PM
Is anyone else NOT seeing the photos?

User
01-21-2013, 06:27 PM
Can't see a single one.

looks like MM has the photos hidden in a restricted folder and is just toying with our emotions.

Agent☣Orange
01-21-2013, 06:38 PM
Okay, he reposted. I can see them now.

User
01-21-2013, 06:40 PM
Kind of liked it better the first go around. :smurfhappy:

Agent☣Orange
01-21-2013, 07:16 PM
That's some good work! Thanks for post it. Bout time we got back to some actual wrenching threads.

Jester~
01-21-2013, 08:06 PM
Bout time we got back to some actual wrenching threads.

agreed!

Great job MM,I know that task has been on your to-do list for a while!

Agent☣Orange
01-21-2013, 08:30 PM
It's not the most exciting mod for sure; the kind that you just keep the parts around for when it breaks down.

minuteman048
01-21-2013, 09:20 PM
Kind of liked it better the first go around. :smurfhappy:

I do mods, you do demolition. You would be more at home driving with the barbarians from the Road Warrior.

:loser:

minuteman048
01-21-2013, 10:11 PM
agreed!

Great job MM,I know that task has been on your to-do list for a while!

Thanks. I had these parts laying around since last summer. That's it for a while. Looks like I will just be planning drives and events for a while.

Agent☣Orange
01-22-2013, 07:57 AM
The replacement has a integral 6-point nut but the original hose has a lobe rounded off the fit into the retaining clip. Did not get a photo of the new hose but this is what it looked like:
http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0465.jpg


To save aggrevation I had to grind and round down the lobe to make it look like this on the new hose nut otherwise it will not fit right into the retaining clip.
http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0466.jpg


I'm a little lost on what you say and did here...

minuteman048
01-22-2013, 07:13 PM
I'm a little lost on what you say and did here...

OK, on the replacement stainless steel braided hose the big nut has six points on the hex. If you look at the 2nd picture you will see that one of the six hex points on the original hose is rounded. I had to run one of the hex points on the new hose over a grinding wheel to round it out otherwise it won't fit into the bracket right and the retaining clip won't slide on. If you force it it will go into bracket crooked and look horid. I still have the replacement standard length stainless steel hose I got from you. If you still don't see it I will show you the diference between new and original hoses on the large nut.

Agent☣Orange
01-27-2013, 07:51 PM
I get it now, thanks!

minuteman048
02-02-2013, 04:17 PM
Decided to add some extra protection to that new SS clutch line. I took the foam tubing off the old hose and placed it over the new SS one. I fed it throught the hole of the second lower clutch line bracket so it would not damage it should it flop around where it passed through there.

http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0467.jpg

http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0471.jpg

http://i1118.photobucket.co m/albums/k619/gearheadsmiataclub/Dawn%20Patrol/SAM_0473.jpg

Agent☣Orange
02-02-2013, 05:14 PM
Is that for heat insulation?

minuteman048
02-03-2013, 03:39 AM
I passed the new hose through the hole in the lower mounting bracket as a guide. Now that you brought it up, the insulation could be what the factory intended, although the hard lines are not insulated. Most likely to prevent the hose from deteriorating from excess heat. My intended use was to prevent chaffing where it passed through the hose in the bracket.

Agent☣Orange
02-04-2013, 08:37 PM
I was just wondering because I hear about brake fluid fading so not sure about the clutch fluid. Of course, that's probably only under Formula 1 conditions, not Miatas driving around town.

jawolf518
11-24-2014, 08:18 PM
So you started with the clutch line then did the master. So I should do the slave and line, then the master?

jawolf518
12-07-2014, 01:17 PM
I have to say the extended clutch line is a great decision. I need to go back in and wrap some insulation around it like you did. But wow it's great. no more swelling, no more hard to press clutch after driving for a few hours. If feels great. Def feel an improvement. Recommend it for anyone that eventually has to do/wants to do a hydraulic clutch upgrade. MM your post was very helpful in completing this task as I had never done it before and completed it myself ... with the help of the girlfriend pushing on the clutch pedal!