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    Posted: 10 Apr. 2012 at 9:15am
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I've tried to search through the forum for an answer but haven't found one yet about adjusting my brake pedal. I've got a new master, new "push-rod" and the whole system has been gone through. How do I adjust my "push-rod" to the proper length for good pedal travel. I realize that that is poorly put but I can't think of a better way to write it. Additionally, what holds the rod against the back on the master? Am I missing a piece or is it just the rubber boot?
My wife refers to my 2a as "the project."

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Adjust the length of the rod so that there is a small squirt coming up in the reservoir. If there is no squirt coming up shorten the rod until it starts squirting. If it is squirting lengthen the rod until it stops squirting and then shorten it to get a squirt. 
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If i understand the question, the rod is threaded and its length is adjusted to give the clearance noted in the shop manual. The idea is to have no pressure against the master cylinder piston. The rod rests in a depression in the piston.
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Thanks guys. Both pieces of advice make sense. When I bleed the system the squirt will happen. Can't see it now as the system is dry. As for adjusting the rod, I've noticed that the brake pedal and clutch pedal aren't at the same "height" as one another. Is this normal?
My wife refers to my 2a as "the project."

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