Switching from power to manual brakes.

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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by pdq67 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:57 pm

Two points here.

1st, remember to install the M/C pushrod in the top hole of the brake pedal when you remove the power stuff. You will probably need to R&R the M/C here so it is in the proper position.

And 2nd, you might look into, "Praise", brake pads and shoes if they are still in business? BUT they might be too pricey for you?

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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by rfoll » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:23 pm

I haven't looked, but I'm hoping the top hole is there.
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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by MadBill » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:15 am

pdq67 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Two points here.

1st, remember to install the M/C pushrod in the top hole of the brake pedal when you remove the power stuff. You will probably need to R&R the M/C here so it is in the proper position.

And 2nd, you might look into, "Praise", brake pads and shoes if they are still in business? BUT they might be too pricey for you?

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The link didn't work for me, but: "For more information, call Praise Dyno Brake at 877-606-7867, or visit www.praisedynobrake.com. "
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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by pdq67 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:01 am

Thanks Bill.

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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by af2 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:23 pm

pdq67 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:01 am
Thanks Bill.

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And third the Bore on the M/C will need to be around the 3/4" region to get the right amount of pressure.
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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by bigblockmopar » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:37 am

I've ran a set of EBC Yellow Stuff pads on my '73 daily and they had noticable more bite.
They dust the wheels really well too. At least you could see your money go to dust, and where it ended up on where you had to wipe it off again.

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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by pdq67 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:59 am

One other thing here that I thought I would mention.

A power M/C has a shallow pushrod hole whereas a non-power master cylinder will have a deep pushrod hole.

Just check and make darn sure that your pushrod CAN"T fall out if the master cylinder piston sticks in is all because on a shallow hole power M/C, the vacuum power "can" holds the pushrod in place and the deep hole non-power M/C won't let the pushrod fall out!!! The pushrod is in too deep to fall out regardless...

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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by rfoll » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:10 am

There was something different about it because the Nova I removed the master from had it spaced out away from the firewall. I guess I should have kept some of the other pieces when I scrapped the car.
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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by pdq67 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:34 pm

Maybe you are thinking that it was mounted to a, "channel", with a, "wing", on each end of each leg to space it out??? Holes in the wings would allow bolting it to the firewall if not mistaken??

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Re: Switching from power to manual brakes.

Post by rfoll » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:34 am

Extra nuts on the studs. The car was built by someone with either very few fabrication skills, no patience or both. The roll cage was frightening to look at.
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