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Old 01-30-2006, 12:10 PM
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4 wheel discs...need to be power?

I am installing 4 wheel disc brakes on a 34 ford with mustang front and rear my question is do I have to use power brake master or will a manual system work OK?

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A manual system will work just fine if you're not expecting them to act like power brakes. There will be more pedal effort and/or travel to get the same braking.
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As a moderator here, I would like to WELCOME YOU to Hotrodders.com

A lot of knowledgeable rodders use a Corvette master cylinder ....for 4 wheel disc brakes....with no booster. 1966 or 1967 was the original application, if I remember right....
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Deuce is correct, the Vette master cylinder of 1967 to 72. Four wheel manual disc brakes, 427cid, 435hp.

Manual four wheel disc's work great on a 34.

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Thanks for the help guys...I think I am really going to like this forum stuff

One more question then. Because I am norrowing the housing the ebrake portion of the calliper in the rear hits on the shock and I cannot move the shock...can I just rotate the calliper ***'y from 3:00 to 12:00? The only difference I see is the bleeder location.
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That should be fine, are you using aftermarket calipers or OEM?

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I am using callipers from a 87 Mustang
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Is the relocated caliper position going to hinder proper bleeding of the system? That would be my concern.

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I don't think so the bleeder will point straight up. see attached pic.
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That looks OK, that was the only thing I could think of that would be a problem.

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