Master Cylinder Question
The rod will pop out with a good deal of force. I don't recommend this, but I took mine to the vice, put a large bolt through the eye of the pedal connection portion of rod, rested it between the jaws and pounded on the old master cylinder reservior. It popped out (intact) after two or three swings. Make sure the rod is long enough that it won't drop out of your new one on pedal backswing, rod may be loose in new master cyl. Not sure, I think there is a bumper to keep the pedal from coming back too far.