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Old 07-12-2006, 01:11 AM
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2 x single MC or 1 x dual MC?

To avoid the use of power booster but still don't have to push the brake pedal very hard, I've been told I can use two single master cylinders (one for front brakes and one for rear brakes) together with a 6,25 to 1 ratio on the pedal.
The point with the twin MC is to move lots of fluid= less pedal travel.
Wilwood have setups like that.

Would you say this is a race-only setup, or is it suitable on a rod too?

The car is a 34 Ford with 4x disc.

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Disc brakes don't involve moving a lot of fluid during the braking cycle. It's the pressure that makes you stop, and you can get the same pressure from a standard dual inline master cylinder as you can from a tandem setup.
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I understand.
Thanks for your answer.
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My 34 has 4 wheel disc brakes and I am using a 67 Corvette manual 4 wheel disc brake master cylinder. I see no need to complicate things by using two manual master cylinders. That year Corvette was offered with 4 wheel manual disc brakes and it weighed a lot more than a 34 Ford does

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2 master cylinders

The hot setup is two master cylinders with a balance bar between them so you can adjust for different tire sizes, front to rear weight load etc.. 427 cobra had that style and I pitted on the one that set the MIS track record Brice even adjusted it for street use with a passenger retired ford engineer
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Absurd IMO on a street car.

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Yep it is absurd but I'm tinkering with the idea also but for different reasons, My 57 F100 has a clutch M/C mounted beside the Brake M/C and they appear to be twins. Installing a Balance bar would be fairly straight forward. I'm running an automatic and will no longer need the clutch system. My project is a safety restomod and I am using the factory Y block. Under the hood will remain as stock looking as it can.
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I use the willwood single pedal with the duel master set up and it works great. Stops my 3000# rod with very little efford.
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