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Hello, I would like to assist if I can. Please give me a moment to look into this. Thanks.
This guy has a great 6 part series on the Silver Cloud Brake System. Very informative and a great break down on how this unique system works. I would recommend watching all 6 videos but I believe this is the video which talks about what I believe you are looking for.Click here for Video 2 of 6
Whops! Sorry, it is a 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. The films do not seem to apply to the car I am working on.
Oops, sorry, I see that now. It's hard to find information on these vehicles but from what I can tell of other model Rolls-Royce's with this type of braking system, the fluid pump is ran off of the cam shaft. I would look for any unuaul objects mounted near the front or rear of the cam shaft which have brake lines running to them.
sorry "unusual objects mounted near..." not "unuaul" :)
It should be driven by a push rod.
I think I finally found an article which should help us here. It goes through the generations of pump designs and locations etc. Click Here for the Article
This article references the Shadow but I'm sure the systems are similair between models.
I did get the brakes fixed on the Rolls. The master cylinder was plugged feeding the rear pump.Cleaned and Flushed out all the fluid and replaced with new Dot 3. Works like a charm!