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salvy66 Silver Member alan salvatore
SC, USA   USA
I finally dug out the new servo's I purchased to replace the original servos that were missing when I got the car.

Surprise, surprise the studs on the servos don't match up with holes in the factory brackets. The new servos do come

with brackets, but I don't see the servo and bracket fitting in the car very well.

From what I can see the simplest solution would be to drill holes in the existing brackets to hold the servos.


I just wanted to check and see if anyone is using the replacements and how did you mount them.


Thanks,


Al Salvatore

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ga duke Mike Dooley
Newnan, GA, USA   USA
Alan:

Brand of servo?...Pics?

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Noble66 Gold Member Noble Bradford
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB "Black Betty"
1969 MG MGC GT
1974 MG MGB "Whitey"
I’m guessing if they don’t match the original brackets then they’re Lockheed style. They’re very common and much maligned. But you got what you got so do your best.

They will require custom brackets and some manipulation of the brake lines. Watch out that the rear servo clears the bonnet. I had to turn mine at an angle to get the bonnet to close.

Good luck.

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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
Probably the cheap Asian made Powertune copies of the Lockheed. The only thing that will fit directly are OE Girling MKII B Girlings, that is the design of the car. My PBR come with brackets to attach to the OEM placement of the Girlings but fitting Lockheed style is a chore.
Lockheed brand is considered subordinate to Girling by many, and made in Asia carries its own bias, often deserved.



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salvy66 Silver Member alan salvatore
SC, USA   USA
I've had these a good 6 months so I have to deal with them.
They are Power tune RLE10117.
I am told they are Lockheed junk. Oh well, have to make due.
Have to fabricate my own brackets.
Anyone have picture of how they are supposed to face.
Car had no servos when it arrived 4 years ago.
Thought I try and get it running.

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Noble66 Gold Member Noble Bradford
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB "Black Betty"
1969 MG MGC GT
1974 MG MGB "Whitey"
I’ll get a picture of my setup when I get home tonight. Although my brackets are entirely custom made.

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Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
Google is your friend.

https://mossmotors.com/media/catalog/product/9/8/981-173_1.jpg


Ken



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salvy66 Silver Member alan salvatore
SC, USA   USA
That's what I have, just have to figure out how to install.

Al

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ga duke Mike Dooley
Newnan, GA, USA   USA
Pay attention to the recommended mounting angle as outlined in your instruction sheet...
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blurtheline Platinum Member Art Jones
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
1968 MG MGB "Dad's B"
1969 MG MGC GT "Dad's "C"
Mike;

Can we assume the recommended mounting position is to alleviate possible air in the system when bleeding? I've seen these units mounted many different way so wondering how critical the position really is.

-Art

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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
Up needs to be up. The issue with the Lockheed and it's copies is locating a pair in an MGC. The "mounting kit" offered with the genuine Lockheed, and included with the Asian copies isn't a design that allows a direct bolt up.



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ga duke Mike Dooley
Newnan, GA, USA   USA
Art:

That makes sense to me, but can’t speak to the “official” rationale....only parroting the mounting instructions...

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salvy66 Silver Member alan salvatore
SC, USA   USA
It does seem to be way out there money wise trying to stay close to original.
Anyone using something different.
I am not stuck on originality, just want something that works.
I am thinking of going to a rod shop for some different ideas.
I would think Wildwood would have something to work.

The cars been sitting here going on 4 years.
Would like to see it run.

Al

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twentyover Greg Fast
Lives in SoCal, Resides in the Burbs of Detroit MI, USA   USA
In reply to # 3885520 by salvy66 It does seem to be way out there money wise trying to stay close to original.
Anyone using something different.
I am not stuck on originality, just want something that works.
I am thinking of going to a rod shop for some different ideas.
I would think Wildwood would have something to work.

...

http://www.britishv8.org/Articles/Budget-Brake-Mod.htm

Use an early MGB pedal box, modify the brake pedal and box chaning the pedal ratio stock 4.3 to 6:1

Not stock and pretty inexpensive.

ALERT: Subjective Opinion Follows, purists please stop reading here:

and it cleans up some of the clutter in the engine compartment

CANCEL ALERT



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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
The simple solution with a quality equal and IMHO superior to the OEM Girlings, I offer PBR servos with two custom brackets which easily bolt in directly where the OEMs lived. They put out more boost than the Girlings and are not a step down in engineering as anything Lockheed would be. Safe is not cheap often. In summation either have the OEMs rebuilt and plan on it again in the future or step up to PBR.



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