Join Date: May 2001
Location: Long Island, NY
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Reinforcing fiberglass firewall near mstr cylinder
Seems that the firewall on my fiberglass tub is flexing quite a bit when using the clutch. I have converted to a hydraulic setup and noticed that while the tub has a piece of flat steel sandwiched in between the fiberglass surrounding the brake master, there is no steel in the fiberglass surrounding the clutch master. Hence, it only flexes when using the clutch and not the brakes.
Here's the question: What's the best way to reinforce this portion of the firewall? I'm thinking of sandwiching part of the firewall around the clutch master with some 1/8" flat steel, cut to fit around the clutch master. Is this thick enough? Anyone have any better ideas? I'd like to just bolt on an original steel firewall cut from another tub, but it just doesn't exist in my neck of the woods. Thanks for anyone's input.