bleed screw on front brake cylinder P3/75.

#1
Is it possible to use a different bleed screw on these cylinders. in the parts listing it shows the screw with a concave bottom/seat with a small steel ball, these two items seem to be hard to find. any advice would be greatly appreciated.best regards Derrick.Smith.
 

roverp480

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#2
The later taper seat bleed screws will work instead. I have not done it but it occurs to me that if you turn a flat on the end and buy new steel balls ( Bearing shop should have them) you can keep it more or less original. My first 1949 Land Rover had the ball type but new Girling cylinders in the 1960's came with taper ended bleed screws
 
#3
The later taper seat bleed screws will work instead. I have not done it but it occurs to me that if you turn a flat on the end and buy new steel balls ( Bearing shop should have them) you can keep it more or less original. My first 1949 Land Rover had the ball type but new Girling cylinders in the 1960's came with taper ended bleed screws
Thank you for that information i thought that might be the case. i have gone with new tapered bleed screws, with a bit of trial and error and measuring they seemed to working.best regards Derrick.Smith.
 
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