Step 3 – The cable brace has side lobes (I call them wings) that inhibit the MCB from mounting flush to the strut tower. These photos show the initial fitting, the modified cable brace and the MCB installed flush to the strut tower.
You may need to recheck the fitting to ensure that the cable brace now lies flush against the back of the MCB. Note long bolts go through the MCB and the cable brace into the strut tower.
Note: Installing the cable brace on the front side of this location creates two issues – hence the need to modify the brace. The first is that the cable is now approximately ½ - ¾ inch closer to the engine and the radiant heat. The second is that the brace thickness behind the MCB is critical to keeping the MCB bolt and cup alignment perpendicular to the end of the master cylinder.
Install the two bolts on the firewall side of the brace, reattach the cable connector to the cable brace, and you are ready to install the actual master cylinder bolt, lock nuts and cup mechanism.
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Last edited by SBT; 08-27-2011 at 11:45 PM..