Back from our break and Carol will be home tomorrow from her op.
Trying to keep things normal moving forward however progress has been slow with my mind and time elsewhere.
Jac, a couple of questions thanks.
I have standard master cylinders set up the same as my last car yet these ones are not pumping / bleeding as I would like. They seem to push fluid then suck it straight back, not building any pressure? any clues before I pull them out thanks.
I take it this is brakes, that's normal if your not using a pressure bleeder process. Push the brake pedal down ( I use a piece of broomstick of appropiate length to hold it in down position against seat or other part of car chassis when doing it by myself ) then open the bleeder screw to expel air -preferably with a plastic hose on bleeder into old coke bottle so you can tell when air has been expelled-close the bleeder then remove the broomstick, repeat that process until you only get fluid, no bubbles.
I have also just fitted the standard Audi clutch slave cyl and have needed to firmly push it in to bolt up. This makes me think that it is exerting pressure on the clutch fork and I need to shorten the piston pushing rod! Given that the slave has a small spring inside keeping `pressure` up on the rod, what sort of clearance should I have (allowing for that spring) I think that what ever I cut off will be taken up by the slave cyl and should back of slightly once the pedal is released.
Have you already bled the clutch system? there is a possibility here that the clutch master cyl push rod may need to be adjusted for some freeboard and MC complete piston return to allow the fluid in the slave to return to the master cyl, check this before shortening the slave pushrod- this could be giving you a false impression about the slave pushrod and as you suggest partly releasing clutch when you have to force the Slave cyl into position.
Did the drill down the dizzy hole and got almost instant oil pressure 75psi....things worked better once I had the hoses on the remote oil filter around the right way. I am in the process of shortening a Chevy distributor and then will be in a position to fire it up for the first time. I will be nurse / chief cook and bottle washer for a while so the car takes second place.
Keep at it, what Carol & you are dealing with is tough going, but having your project to give you a short distraction occasionally is a good thing.