I've been working with a brake issue on my recently acquired 86 GT. Soft feel and long pedal travel. Brakes work and feel fine until a point is reached on the pedal and then the resistance fades a bit and the pedal travel extends.
While looking at various brake components on-line I noticed that there seems to be two very different looking master cylinders. The one on in my 88 GT is flat and horizontal. The one in my 86 GT looks the same (flat and horizontal). But when I see them pictured on web sites one of them (I believe the earlier model) has a significant slope to the reservoir and the cap sits at a pronounced angle.
The PO told me about the brake issue. Said the master cylinder had been replaced but it did not fix the problem he was having. So I know it has been replaced at some point in the past.
I am at work and can't get actual photos right now but here is a pic that looks like both of mine, and a pic of the sloped/slanted one. (Pics are from the Fiero Store web site)
This is what it looks like on both my cars. The 86 and the 88:
This is the one with the sloped reservoir cap:
So, do I have the wrong one in my 86? Could this be the reason for my brake problem?
John Wayne as John Bernard Books in The Shootist...
" I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them."
1988 GT with a 3.4L V6 automatic
2006 Harley Sportster
'cause I love the twisties on two wheels or four.