Inspection – Clutch Slave Cylinder on the 1959 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

The 1959 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite currently in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Suffolk HQ has been having the clutch system inspected and assessed.

After very little use since being replaced, the inside of the slave cylinder has corroded and seized. The brakes and the clutch for the Frogeye Sprite share the same hydraulic system, so when the team at Bridge Classic Cars attempted to bleed the brakes, the seized clutch slave wouldn’t allow the brakes to be fully bled and adjusted.

A new slave cylinder is required in order to complete the overhaul.

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