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Old 12-31-2005, 04:18 PM
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23 t 4 wheel disk brakes

I am installing a set of polished baer brakes "Rod & Drag" units in the back on my small ford 9 inch.
This system utilizes PBR lightweight single-piston calipers with an integral park brake mechanism. The rotors dimensions are 11.35" x .810" and are directionally ventilated rotors.

On the front I am using Wilwoods polished Forged Billet Dynalite 4 Piston Calipers and spindle mount kit.

I am using a corvair steering box and doing the vertical steering column thing. The trany is a polished aluminum powerglide.

at this time I have a single reservoir master cylinder like on a 66 Impala and it just fits between the shifter arm on the trany and the bracket for the steering box.less than 1/4 inch clearance front or back. and can not use a longer push rod to mount master cylinder behind the steering box.

I would like to use a swing pedal system and mount my master cylinder on the firewall. I have no options I can see and still run a dual reservoir master cylinder. I have thought about using my single master cylinder to activate a remote system but have decided that a remote system is only as safe as its weakest link and with everything in place on a remote system you still really only have a single reservoir brake system. If anyone has a great idea please contact me on this subject.

I would also like some info on a good place to purchase my brake lines. and what would be the best size. I know I want stainless steel. thanks
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There are systems that mount a dual master cylinder totally under the dash. For brakes lines and hardware try these people. I didn't totally understand why you could not use a longer pushrod and mount the master cylinder further back under the body

http://www.performanceplumbing.com/

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the steering box and trans crossmember take up all the room that would be needed to install a rod. It's like a five car crash in that area! thanks for the info
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Forgot to mention brake line size, 3/16" is most common. Really no need to go any bigger. 3/16" is an uncommon size for any local supplier. Industrial instrument repair and construction firms will have 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2". At work we have an instrument vendor who comes in occasionally and I had him order two 10 foot stalks of 3/16" SS tubing for me. he charged me $2.00 a foot which is far below what I could have ordered it for any place else.

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On my buckets the master cylinder is under the floor behind the trans crossmember. I just made a very long rod from the under floor pedal to the master. I used a master from a 76 Vega. They work fine.
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