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racing33A
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Total posts: 97
posted May 17, 2004 05:46 AM  
I finally got my race car as fast as I wanted and have found out that my brakes aint worth a ----.So I would like to know what ever one else uses for brakes on a metric. I mean as far as master cylinder and such. I cant use the booster as I dont have the clearence for it. So it has to be a manual set up. I have one on it now but like I said it leaves something to be desired in the brakes dept.
Thank you
racing33A

Ego Racing
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posted May 17, 2004 09:37 AM  
Wilwood master cylinder.

speedyd1
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Total posts: 170
posted May 17, 2004 11:03 AM  
wilwood with balance bar. dual cylinders with clutch pedal.

racing33A
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted May 17, 2004 03:09 PM  
Thanks for the replies, but it has to be more or less stock stuff. Rules say stock four wheel brakes. No neal types, no balance bars no dual master cylinders, no cut off valves, no rear disk brakes. This is for a hobby stock, 80 monte. I know some of youguys have to have a decent set up with out all that aftermarket stuff. So come on lets hear some of your ideas.
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hughes
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Total posts: 194
posted May 17, 2004 04:02 PM  
80 model chevrolet truck with manual brakes $15- 20.00, swap the lines and buy a residual valve $20.00 from Day motorsports to keep a little pressure on them at all times. They have a cut-off valve for $10.00 that you could hide to run four-wheel brakes if the track goes dry. If you can run rear disc brakes, get a front rotor off of a (I think it's right year maybe 97-98 it's been awhile since I got one)'92 ford crown victoria (salvage yard) with the calipers ($11.00 new)off a metric. You'll have to redrill the bolt pattern and possibly cut the center out the rotor if needed. You can use the rear rotors (same car)but you will have to take an extra set of metric brake pads to make a spacer (grind the rivets off and knock the fiber off).

neil rucker
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posted May 17, 2004 08:02 PM  
WAGNER F661 available thru any independant auto parts store. If i told you what it originaly came on, you would not believe me. I promise you will like it.

gould
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Total posts: 730
posted May 17, 2004 08:14 PM  
oh come on tell us! i just use a diesel master cylinder that was on my car when i got it, it was a hydroboost. 81 grand prix, diesel powered, lol. thay work when i need them. are using them to set the car in the corner?

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Eroditus
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posted May 19, 2004 10:34 PM  
We used a one off a 79 Monte Carlo with manual brakes. Works great.

slater00
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posted May 20, 2004 11:18 AM  
Willwood would be the best and cleanest.

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Drogo99
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posted May 20, 2004 12:39 PM  
If you can run the Wilwood dual set up it is sweet.....

Let me know if you might be interested in buying a very lightly used one since our rules do not allow them. It has a 7/8" and a 1" with pedal and bias adjustment knob. I'd let it go for 125.00 plus shipping which is much less than I paid for it.

racing33A
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Total posts: 97
posted May 21, 2004 05:22 AM  
Thanks a lot for all the replies. I decided to give the manual unit from a 79 monte a try. That is real close to what I run chassis wise so it should be an easy swap, hopefully.
This site is great. I have learned a ton of stuff just from reading all your posts. The collective knowledge on this site is actually staggering when you think about it.
racing33A

Dsprintcar10
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posted May 21, 2004 09:24 AM  
Racing33A, we run a camaro in the factory stock division, our rules are stock setups as well, we battled the brake problem as you are and realized we weren't getting enough pressure to the peddle to make the cylinder work properly, we finally cut the bottom of the brake peddle and extended it forward 3 inches,this gives me plenty of leg room to work the peddle and apply the pressure needed on manual brake systems, and the brake assembly is still bolted in the stock location, goodluck , have fun and keep it safe

racer17j
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posted May 21, 2004 07:20 PM  
70 chevy truck master will also bolt right in

    

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