A properly set up Spridget disc brake conversion will require the right components.
It has been a customary practice to bolt on spindles and hubs from later Spridgets, but the hydraulic components mistakenly remain unchanged. While in some cases this can be made to work, it does not work the way the system was originally designed. This discussion does not attempt to cover all the requirements or possibilities; it is just intended to focus on the master cylinder issue. I will cover other factors in a separate discussion. Go to rear brakes
When disc brakes were first fitted to the Sprite and Midget (HAN7-24732, GAN2-16184) in September '62 along with the introduction of the 1098cc engine, both the master cylinder bores were resized to 3/4" down from 7/8". In addition the hydraulic piston was slightly shortened along with some other modifications, including a shorter pushrod. These tandem master cylinders were used until 1967 when separate brake and clutch master cylinders were introduced. Later changes included a dual line brake master cylinder.
For those who do not wish to modify the footwell, pedal box and pedals to accept the later system, the best solution is to install a 3/4" bore master cylinder from a disc brake car. Externally, it appears identical and is a straight bolt into the original pedal box. Unfortunately, these 3/4" bore units seem to be scarce and many have been modified with oversize Roadstar pistons, for which seals are no longer available.
The only solution then is to resize (sleeve) either a 7/8" bore MC or the oversized 3/4" Roadstar unit to the correct original size to accept original seals. Unfortunately, 3/4" bore master cylinders and original pistons are no longer available.
For this reason, I have been working with an expert in this field to reproduce the correct pistons along with a solution to the pushrod issue. Re-sleeving the original style master cylinder with the correct seals and pistons will greatly improve and simplify installing the disc brake conversion. You may choose to do one or both bores. So, your only additional cost is the replacement piston. Keep in mind: combining 3/4" and 7/8" seals will require two seal kits as kits come in pairs.
Below are a couple pictures to clarify the differences.
Since a small batch of these pistons will initially be made, let me know if you want to be included in either having one or more reserved for you (regardless whether you want the sleeving done now or later).
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Thanks for your interest.
Various master cylinder pistons., pictured below.