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72 mustang master cylinder (power to manual convert?)

I am currently experiencing a slow drop in my pedal while holding the brake on. I am thinking this is one of the valves in the the master cylinder that is leaking letting fluid by. I need more brake strength until my new trans brake solenoid arrives for the trans. I will be going to a larger cam in the future and I would like to convert my current power brakes to manual for this reason. What I need to know is what to order a MC for? The car is disc/drum. One local parts store said that the manual MC never came on a disc/drum application. Is he full of it?

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I am currently experiencing a slow drop in my pedal while holding the brake on. I am thinking this is one of the valves in the the master cylinder that is leaking letting fluid by. I need more brake strength until my new trans brake solenoid arrives for the trans. I will be going to a larger cam in the future and I would like to convert my current power brakes to manual for this reason. What I need to know is what to order a MC for? The car is disc/drum. One local parts store said that the manual MC never came on a disc/drum application. Is he full of it?

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Sounds like the master cylinder needs a kit , you need to add a vacuum tank
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where to buy a kit for it? is it cheap and easy?
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where to buy a kit for it? is it cheap and easy?
I'm a long way from you so I suggest a local parts store and I think its easy , depends on how experienced you are
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Re: 72 mustang master cylinder (power to manual convert?)

you defenetly need a new kit, happend to me before.
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Re: 72 mustang master cylinder (power to manual convert?)

Where to buy a kit.
i would suggest staying away from regular places like ultra-tune, super cheap, autopro etc. (although my local autopro store is EXTREMELY helpful.)

Find a place that specialises in brakes....for instance, for your job the local place i would use is Lilydale Brake and clutch. (i.e thats ALL they do)

Rebuilding of a master cylinder is not something to be taken lightly, and its something i would hesitate to do, even with my mechanical expertise.... Give it to a REAL expert......don't use a run of the mill mechanic (not saying they can't do it), use a brake pro with the experience to get it right.....your anchors are you life!.

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