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#1 DUF2

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:28 PM

I am about to fit a servo to my ‘65 Elf.

Which is the best/preferred location to fit & mount the servo?
I would like to install it so it takes up as little space as possible and so that it does not interfere with or make things inaccessible.
Any advice or pics would be great, many thanks.

 



#2 Moke Spider

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:48 PM

Hard call.

 

The factory location in the engine bay (Cooper S and early 1275GT) is easy and looks like it belongs, but does make access to the clutch very tight to the point where anything beyond routine adjustment, means it needs to come out.

 

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Another place, though more work to fit and not really attractive is above the passenger's feet, inside the car, under the parcel tray. Some of the Works Cars were assembled with them here to keep the engine bay as accessible as possible. Cooperman might have a photo ?

 

Keep in mind too that the Outlet of the Servo needs to be higher than the Inlet, so that when bleeding the system, you can be sure of getting the Air out. While usually mounted this way, you could always 'adjust' it like this for bleeding, and then fit it back to suit.

 

There's also an Air Filter on them that does need changing around every 20 000 or so miles, so you may wish to also be mindful of that when mounting.



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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:28 PM

when retro fitting one some time ago it went inside above the passenger feet as above.



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Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:01 PM

when retro fitting one some time ago it went inside above the passenger feet as above.

That's where I put mine when rallying. Under passenger bottom dash rail.

 

The other place I've seen one fitted is inside a long 'weber' type bulkhead box when 8 port head fitted. Will Sparrow's famous roundnose/clubman had it there.


Edited by whistler, 30 November 2019 - 09:03 PM.


#5 BaronVonchesto

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:56 PM

I have one of those stock late mini servos and they're a real pain. they occupy so much space and like moke says you have to take it out everytime you need to get to the clutch pump, or to access/remove half a dozen other things.



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Posted Yesterday, 12:36 AM

 

when retro fitting one some time ago it went inside above the passenger feet as above.

That's where I put mine when rallying. Under passenger bottom dash rail.

 

The other place I've seen one fitted is inside a long 'weber' type bulkhead box when 8 port head fitted. Will Sparrow's famous roundnose/clubman had it there.

 

My servo arrived today, I’m not happy about the amount of space it would take up if mounted under the bonnet. I have tried it under the dash and there appears to be enough space. I’ll have to refit the heater first, before I attempt to mount the servo.

does anyone have any photos of an under dash servo mounting?



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Posted Yesterday, 09:47 AM

I'm deff moving it from the engine bay to under the passenger side inside.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:15 PM

Don't forget to use correct vacuum rubber pipe with a non return valve either on the manifold or inline. Ordinary rubber hose will close up.

You could use braided lines for installing.






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