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Author:  111Robin [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

Very useful information thanks. I had dealings with many seal suppliers at work previously so might give them a call. I'm sure if I sent the seals to them they could find some current alternatives. Likely to be pricey though.

Author:  mk1 [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

I bought a knackered hydro pump off ebay a few years ago, stripped it & decided I couldn't decide how to make it work, with the info above, I am now filled with hope (again).

Thanks folks.

Author:  nick@dunsdale [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

The garage i worked in as a lad had a pump, but it wasnt like one i had seen before
My boss had worked for a Austin dealer in the 60's and had acquired it from there

I t looked just like a grease gun but was a hydro pump, he told me it was a portable one that was much handier to take to broken down vehicles, he still has it i will try to get a pic the next time i see him

Author:  minimk1man [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

Thanks for that information Winabby. Extremely useful.

Author:  rich@minispares.com [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

nick@dunsdale wrote:
The garage i worked in as a lad had a pump, but it wasnt like one i had seen before
My boss had worked for a Austin dealer in the 60's and had acquired it from there

I t looked just like a grease gun but was a hydro pump, he told me it was a portable one that was much handier to take to broken down vehicles, he still has it i will try to get a pic the next time i see him


you can convert a normal grease gun if you put the right fitting on the end

they are pretty slow to use and it would be a pain to re-fill a full system, but they work ok for quick little adjustments.

a mate of mine used to have one and I used it a few times

Author:  geroch [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

I have the innocenti model pump..

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The vacuum pump works little, the pump has the pin irremediably damaged.
However, you can do the same to charge the units, take some time and a little liquid is lost.

The mechanism is the same:

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Author:  rich@minispares.com [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

geroch wrote:
I have the innocenti model pump..



it probably does cappuccinos as well! :lol:

Author:  Vulgalour [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

Winabbey: thanks for posting those, I hadn't been able to find large scale reference like that, it could make the search for parts a bit easier.

Geroch: Never seen an Innocenti one before. Typically it's ever so slightly better looking than the British version.

Author:  ChrisM [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

Has anyone got a knackered one that would donate the gauges? I have a borrowed one that needs TLC. Again VAC doesn't work, but I can probably make the parts.

Cheers - Chris.

Author:  IAIN [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Churchill Hydrolastic pump

Vulgalour wrote:
If you've got one and it works, look after it. They're quite prized things now. I only wish mine worked, especially since I have both a Hydralastic and a Hydragas car that would benefit from its services. There is someone local with a Liquid Levers pump but that has no vacuum function and it costs to get him to come to the car, which can get a bit expensive if you need multiple call outs.


I have an early liquid levers pump. When it packed up I opened it to see what was wrong to find a cheap plastic bottle for a tank and a clutch slave cylinder for the pump.
There is no vacuum on this model but at least it's easy to fix. :roll:

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