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Author Topic:   WHEEL CYLINDERS
redneck racing
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posted April 25, 2003 12:31 PM
Have a 9in Ford rearend with drum brakes. Should i just run the wheel cylinders that are on it or are there any better ones like a bigger bore for the lr or not and off of what kind of Ford will interchange. Eddie


juggalo_wolf4life
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posted April 25, 2003 12:45 PM
not sure on that one but depending on your rules and pocket book Id change over to disk. just my 2 cents

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15a
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posted April 25, 2003 01:18 PM
If your gonna stick with the drum brakes go to the local parts store and look at parts for your model in a police car or taxi cab you can get really good shoes that way they hold a lot better and last twice as long.....towman....also wheel cyl. are cheap put on new ones....just my opinion....towman


redneck racing
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posted April 26, 2003 09:05 PM
Would a bigger wheel cylinder on the left side be be better along with a smaller one on the right side for more control of the car? Eddie


race it
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posted April 26, 2003 09:35 PM
Its not the brakes its the wheel cylinder. I read somewhere that if you ran the bigger bored wheel cylinder on the ls it would help control the car in a push situation brining it down, kind of like not running the rs brake only with the bigger bore cylinder it reacts first before the smaller bore. I cant remember where I got this info its been so long ago. Eddie


towmandan
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posted April 27, 2003 12:29 PM
Redneck if common sence is worth anything...It sounds good to me....I cant help but think the rearend being locked has some affect on individual braking action on the rearend but the larger bore wheel cyl should react quicker and stronger....Just my opinion..... towman


redneck racing
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posted April 27, 2003 04:14 PM
My exact thoughts Towman, the bigger bore will react quicker than the smaller bore, I know of guys just using the ls brakes only this way with the different size bores you have all your brakes(both sides) only the ls reacting quicker. Eddie


powerglides
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posted April 28, 2003 10:08 AM
After reading c21 reply several times he is right and I stand corrected.Off the top of my head and spur of the moment it sounded good ,but after carefull consideration .I have to agree with powerglide and c21 the only way my application would work is with a split bore mastercyl. and there are other better ways to aproach your problem...I hope you get it fixed...towman


c21
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posted April 29, 2003 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by towmandan:
After reading c21 reply several times he is right and I stand corrected.Off the top of my head and spur of the moment it sounded good ,but after carefull consideration .I have to agree with powerglide and c21 the only way my application would work is with a split bore mastercyl. and there are other better ways to aproach your problem...I hope you get it fixed...towman

sometimes I have to read my replys a couple of times too, to figure out what the heck I'm talking about : )



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