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iowa_dirt_track_girl
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posted January 27, 2004 10:20 PM
Has anybody tried running the front brake line to the rear and the rear to the front on a IMCA hobby stocker?? 83 regal

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nwdirtmod2
Member
posted January 27, 2004 10:39 PM
I think it would depend on the master cylinder as to what effect it would have. But the thought would be by doing this you would gain more rear brake and the rear would apply first. Based on the fact that on stock cars the front brakes have more force and apply sooner then the rear.


Eric Dailey#1
Member
posted January 28, 2004 12:02 PM
some things to do. run your left side breaks to the front and your right side to the rear. on my metric hobby;i run two left side calipers. the one on the right will be upside down. when you bleed it. it will retain a small air bubble that delays the break for a split second .the left grabs and the body roll gets a start before the right kicks in. break response is comfortable and consistant. we have very good teching. this is the only way i could have a proportioning affect with my breaks thats legall. and its free!

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doug
Member
posted February 01, 2004 02:13 PM
most cars has a vale in the brake lines to let more ft then rear.bypass this and you should have the same brake pressure.


racer17j
Member
posted February 01, 2004 02:30 PM
right i don't think the pistons in the master are any different in the front or the rear the proportioning valve controls the pressure to the brakes


UNVRNO
Member
posted February 01, 2004 03:21 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Eric Dailey#1:
some things to do. run your left side breaks to the front and your right side to the rear. on my metric hobby;i run two left side calipers. the one on the right will be upside down. when you bleed it. it will retain a small air bubble that delays the break for a split second .the left grabs and the body roll gets a start before the right kicks in. break response is comfortable and consistant. we have very good teching. this is the only way i could have a proportioning affect with my breaks thats legall. and its free!


The air bubble will heat up causing the air to expand this will cause pressure on the piston, slowly pressing it up againt the disk this will cause more heat and more expansion until your caliper has STOPPED the rotor from moving. Then the car turns left into the inside wall or another car.
GOOD LUCK!


sc1 racing
Member
posted February 07, 2004 09:53 PM
switching the brake lines does work, not more pressure but faster fluid transfer.. also you will need to take the porportion valve off of the frame and replace it with new lines. if not nothing you change will show any effect


Okie11m
Member
posted February 08, 2004 01:57 PM
Do you guys run the stock valve?


cobb
Member
posted February 08, 2004 08:37 PM
i had the brake lines reversed and the back wheels locked up before the front even tryed to stop-the front does most of the stopping on any car and needs more pressure than the back


hughes
Member
posted February 11, 2004 07:40 AM
Swap the lines, because to much front brake will cause the front end to lock up and skate if you have to run it in deep and get on the brakes hard. As where the rear brakes would have more pressure and help get the back of the car around.


jjohnson
Member
posted February 11, 2004 06:06 PM
You might want to have a look at these links. Some general brake information could help you decide what to do.
http://www.babcox.com/editorial/bf/bf50014.htm
http://www.wrenchead.ca/cardone_brake_pdfs/C1-brake%20mastercylinderhelp.pdf


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