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CWilc
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Jodel 1050

Post by CWilc » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:39 pm

Can anyone help with either a cap for the 1050 hydraulic reservoir, or the size of cap needed?
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Re: Jodel 1050

Post by Roda » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:52 pm

I replaced the Lockheed reservoir complete for approx £15. Ordered from car specialist (Car Builder Solutions SKU FLRES7) as they are a common on race cars etc

Hope this helps. Rod
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Re: Jodel 1050

Post by colinwilkinson » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:16 am

I replaced my Brake Fluid Reservoir in total also, but used a Series 2 Land Rover Brake or Clutch fluid reservoir. These vehicles are of the same vintage as my DR1050 (1959/60) and looked exactly the same as the one that had eventually perished.

CWilc
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Re: Jodel 1050

Post by CWilc » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:26 am

Gents, thanks for the replies. However, our reservoir cylinder is not a car one. It looks like an old Evostick tin with 2 pipes coming out the bottom. We find it difficult to bleed from the master cylinder in the cockpit and are hoping that, if we find a screw cap, we can use pressure on the reservoir to force the fluid through.
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Re: Jodel 1050

Post by maxmotoring » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:13 am

Having had a great deal of trouble last time we tried bleeding our 1050, it was suggested that we raise the tail REALLY high and leave overnight, it worked. The object of the exercise is to put the master cylinders so the rear is higher than the front, allowing those pesky trapped bubbles to flow up the pipe to the reservoir. We tried pressure bleeding without success. Give it a try.
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Re: Jodel 1050

Post by Bill McCarthy » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:41 am

When bleeding brakes, you are trying to force air “downhill” - I use a piece of clear poly tubing on the end of one of those trigger operated oil cans (with only brake fluid in it), pump the oil can until only brake fluid issues at the end, connect it to the bleed nipple, open it and pump fluid in, taking care not to overflow the reservoir. Shut the bleed nipple and disconnect.
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Re: Jodel 1050

Post by tr7v8 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:18 pm

Having bleed loads of difficult car brakes & clutches what you want is a Mityvac pump, not expensive & useful for other jobs as well.

https://www.skf.com/mityvac/products/ha ... index.html
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Re: Jodel 1050

Post by CWilc » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:30 pm

Agree with the above. We have managed to bleed via the master cylinders in the past, but this means removing the covers and the flexible pipe from the brake reservoir. What we are hoping to do is to pressurise the reservoir which will stop us having to partially dismantle the brake system. We have sourced a cover for the reservoir and if this fits we should be ok. This system seems to need very careful monitoring if you are not to get into problems!!
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