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ss99
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted September 14, 2005 07:09 AM  
Building a new car - Camaro street stock with front discs and rear drums. The donor car has power brakes, but the racecar will not. What stock master cylinder is the best one to use for this setup?

Thanks

uintyracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted September 14, 2005 09:44 PM  
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Originally posted by ss99:
Building a new car - Camaro street stock with front discs and rear drums. The donor car has power brakes, but the racecar will not. What stock master cylinder is the best one to use for this setup?

Thanks


try a 1974 camaro manual brake master cylinder...21 bucks from NAPA

7T1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted September 14, 2005 10:27 PM  
what about a metric car (85 monte carlo) what manual master would work?

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted September 15, 2005 11:07 PM  
Should be able to use any 70's manual master cylinder and make it work. Eddie

sstocker31
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted September 16, 2005 01:15 PM  
I used the master cylinder that came with the car. All i did was remove the power brake vacuum canister,bolt the remaining master cylinder to the fire wall, and move the brake pushrod up to the higher hole in the brake pedal. Works great, and cheap!!

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted September 16, 2005 02:59 PM  
No offense Bro, but i'm not sure how sstocker31s rig can work since the master cylinder has no way to retain the pedal rod.
I used to use the stock M/C too, but i fabricated a rod, drilled the back of the M/C piston, inserted the rod and secured the pedal rod to the piston with a roll pin.
It worked great, BUT the piston in the M/C wants to spin as it travels in and out of the bore. My set up did not allow that to happen and thus it would wear out the seal pretty quickly. I improved the set up by going to a manual M/C that had a deep hole that the rod could not fall out of.
Getting the rod and M/C disconnected during a race - or even going on & off the trailer for that matter - could mess up your plans to show up at work on Monday morning. Better to be safe.

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Bulwinkl
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted September 16, 2005 08:17 PM  
Iam with sstocker31 take master cylinder off power brake booster and chuck the booster and bolt master cylinder to the fire wall works good

[This message has been edited by Bulwinkl (edited September 16, 2005).]

    

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