Re: Brake question
> I am finally getting the parts to rebuild the front brakes on 'Elvira' and
> was wondering if anyone can tell me the approximate difficulty of replacing
> the stock POS master cylinder with a 2 bowl one. I am pretty mechanically
> inclined as I have owned pos cars since I was 16 and always did my own
> repairs. Just an estimate of the time involved would really help.
> "Drive it, just ****ing drive it"
I replaced the front brakes on my '65 with the kit from SSBC. The discs were
pretty simple. I did have to cut off one of the 40 year old backing plate bolts
because it rounded off. I also have to cut off the steel brake lines and make new
ones. Also, not a big deal and I expected to do it. I eliminated the proportioning
valve, and placed an in-line brake valve for the rears instead.
However, the master cylinder was another story. I replaced factory power with a
dual bowl power. What a nightmare. Trying to get to those nuts behind the MC was
the biggest PITA. I had to make a special wrench to get back there. I could only
turn about 1/8th of a turn at a time. And I couldn't see them, so I had to do it by
A non-power would be easy. But the booster was just a nightmare.
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