1974 Mercury Capri master cylinder

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#1

I own a 1974 Mercury Capri and I am having trouble finding a master cylinder. Does anybody have any idea where I can locate one? Please note, although Cardone states they have a master cylinder in stock they do not. Any suggestions, maybe a master cylinder from another model? HELP!


#2

@Capri05

If you can’t find a master cylinder, can you at least find a rebuild kit?


#3

If Rockauto doesn’t have it, then you know you’re going to have problems finding it.

Tester


#4

Try Team Blitz. If anyone is going to have it, they will. If they don’t have it, likely no one will.


#5

The Pinto should be the same or have the same capabilities. Many of the old ones will do because they were all similar back then.


#6

Rockauto shows 2 different ones for that car. Have you called them?


#7

@pleasedodegevan I believe the Capri engine and the Pinto engine are different animals. The Capri is a British car with an engine similar to the British Ford Escort, very different form the US Escort.


#8

@Docknick - for several years they put the Ford 2.3 l engine in both the Capri and Pinto. They also offered the 2.8 l ‘Cologne’ v6 on the Capri, that was the performance engine.

I tried to adjust the valves on my roommate’s 2.3 l Capri in college, turned out the noise came from the cam follwers being worn our by the cam. I helped a little, but it needed new cam and followers, at a minimum.


#9

Docnik,

Sorry, but in the US the Capri’s shared the same engine with the Pinto’s - but in Europe there were more options - among them European engines.

And, No, the Capri wasn’t a British car. While there were factories in the UK, there were also factories on the continent - and most of the Capri’s imported into the US came from Cologne. (Wikipedia is your friend)