|The MGA With An Attitude
CHANGING the CLUTCH HOSE on the MGA - HT-104A
On 3/13/2011, email@example.com wrote:
"I was curious if there is an expeditious way to replace this hose".
This is one case where the real world does not mirror theory.
In theory you don't have to move the slave cylinder. Disconnect the metal pipe from the hose. Remove the retaining nut from same end of hose to disconnect hose form chassis bracket. Unscrew hose from slave cylinder. Installation is reverse of removal, remembering to reinstall the copper sealing washer at the slave end of the hose.
In practice, due to limited space between engine and frame, it may be more prudent to dismount the slave cylinder first (2 large bolts), then unscrew the slave cylinder from the hose. This may allow more working space to disconnect the metal pipe and remove the retaining nut. As a matter of expediency you can even cut the hose in the process of removal.