1955.2 Chevy Truck LS1 Front Ford 8.8 Rear 4 wheel Disc - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2011, 01:00 PM
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 1955 Chevy Truck
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 44
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
1955.2 Chevy Truck LS1 Front Ford 8.8 Rear 4 wheel Disc

Hey guys, I am trying to do all of my homework on the braking system for my 1955 Chevy truck. I have installed a 1980 Monte Carlo front clip onto the factory frame, and have upgraded the front suspension components and brake system to the LS1 disc brake setup. In the rear, I have a 1996 Ford Explorer rearend with the factory disc brake setup. I have a frame mount under cab power brake setup with 8" booster, and the Corvette style disc/disc dual master cylinder, with 1" piston. The reservour will be below both the front and rear caliper locations, so I plan on installing 2 lb residual valves on the front circuit and the rear circuit. I am considering the GM style self-adjusting proportioning valve instead of the adjustable proportioning valve. I found the formula for piston area X linear travel of the piston = volume change somewhere online. It quoted the following, "Since the master cylinder is much smaller in area than the caliper pistons, it has to travel much further than the caliper pistons to take up a given volume change at the caliper. The LS1 caliper has a total of four front caliper pistons of about 1.75" diameter. If all four caliper pistons move, for arguments sake, 0.1". Thats a change of volume of 0.962 in^3. If the MC is 1" diameter it will have to move 1.22" to take up the slack. " Being a brake system rookie, I was wanting to make sure that my components will work together and have the right capacity. I don't have any specifics on the Ford calipers and volume of the rear calipers. If anyone has any similar brake components or advice, I would greatly appreciate it before I finalize my system and start bending brake lines. Thanks

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2011, 03:16 PM
ogre's Avatar
the 'Duracell Project'
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Motown
Posts: 1,392
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 102 Times in 91 Posts
fasteddy51
maybe someone else will chime in here, but i think your over thinking this.
we have installed 8 piston calipers on mustangs without changing anything else.

i post here to save your self trouble down the road.
use a remote reservoir. repeat: use a remote reservoir.
plain and simple it will save you a bunch of work down the road.
my 58 apache has an 03 mustang hydroboost power brake setup on it.
everything mounted under the floor in stock location.
took my truk on the HRPT 2011 last mth.
brake pedal got soft in indy, had to find a shop with a lift to fill the reservoir.
drove the rest of the tour with a soft pedal which caused the mc to fail.

i am now retrofitting the mc for a remote reservoir .
parts from a nissan quest or ford villager fit the mustang mc perfectly.
but in my research to find parts the corvette mc is easy to retrofit to a remote reservoir.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1955 chevy with a 75 GMC IFS disc brake help h0trod389 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 01-08-2009 03:58 PM
Ford 9" rear end vs stock 89 chevy truck rear end jimmy p Transmission - Rearend 2 12-07-2005 03:28 AM
1955 ford disc brakes? wamcgford Suspension - Brakes - Steering 6 03-31-2005 06:27 PM
1960 Chevy truck front disc brake swap importeater Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 07-10-2003 12:16 PM
1955 Chevy Pick Up, Wheel rear spacing? Alf Transmission - Rearend 1 09-19-2002 07:02 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.