[Healeys] Master Cylinder Packing Shims

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Tue Nov 9 15:28:20 MST 2021

... with a washer under it.

On 11/9/2021 10:24 AM, John Spaur via Healeys wrote:
> It’s a shim, the guts are held in with a circlip.
> *From:* Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] *On Behalf Of 
> *Bob Spidell via Healeys
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:46 AM
> *To:* healeys at autox.team.net
> *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] Master Cylinder Packing Shims
> I /think/--not sure--the packing washer is the one that goes under the 
> C-clip, which keeps the guts of the M/C inside. If it wasn't fitted, 
> the first time you applied the brakes the innards could spill out on 
> the floorboard.
> My BJ8 came with a packing 'pieces' under the clutch cylinder, but I 
> forgot to put it back in once and haven't missed it.
> Bob
> On 11/9/2021 8:56 AM, Harold Manifold via Healeys wrote:
>     Who knows what the purpose of the Master Cylinder Packing Piece
>     is? There are 4 on the brake master cylinder and none on the
>     clutch master cylinder. As far as I can tell the packing piece
>     would reduce the distance the push rod can travel into the bore of
>     the master cylinder. Is there an adjustment for the brake pedal
>     and push rod that you use these packing pieces to set?
>     The workshop manual specifically mentions “not forgetting to fit
>     the packing washer first” as part of the brake master cylinder
>     installation.
>     Thanks… Harold
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