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Old 07-05-2007, 05:17 AM
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4 wheel disk brakes

I Have A 56 Ford Pickup With 4 Wheel Disk Brakes. The Problem Is When I Push On The Pedal It Goes About Three Quarter Down Before Engagaging The Brakes. It Stops But Sometimes I Wander If It Is Going To. I Have Been Thinking About Putting A Power Booster On But It Takes Alot Of Modifcation To The Frame Because I Want To Keep It Down On The Frame.any Help On This Would Be Appreciated Thanks Jes

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Make sure the pushrod is adjusted correctly and that all air has been bled out of the system. Some caliper designs are hard to bleed. Hoses OK?

After Re-reading your post-

Where is the MC mounted? Firewall or frame rail?

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Do you have the necessary residual pressure valves in place? They are a must for frame mounted master cylinders. If your brake calipers (especially the rear) are a GM product (especially ElDorado) then you will need to bleed them on the bench prior to the finaal system bleed when they are installed.

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4 Whell Disk Brakes

The Mc Is Frame Mounted. R.p. Valves Are In Place Calipers Are Ford The Brake System Has Been On This Truck For About A Year And A Half .the Guy I Got The Truck From Was Happy But I Guess I Am Too Used To Power Brakes, So I Might Put A Power Booster On If I Can Find A Small Booster So I Can Mount It On The Frame. Any Info On A Small Booster Assy. Jes
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Are you certain the slop is in the hydraulic part or could it be in the mechanical part?

On the Hydraulic part have you tried bleeding the system?

Have you checked the fluid & the amount of pads left?

As far as getting a power set up if you want to STOP no bones about it? go hydroboost.

Not too hard to do if their is the room in the length definitely not a problem as far as the diameter of a vacuum booster

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The More Input I Get The More I Think I Will Put On New Pads And Bleed The Brakes And See If That Fix The Problem If That Does Not Fix The Problem I Might Go Back To The Booster. Do They Make A Booster Around 6 To 7 Inches In Dia, I Dont Have To Much Room Around The Frame. My Fire Wall Has Been Clean Up So I Would Like To Keep It That Way Jes
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I'd check SSBC (www.stainlesssteelbrakes.com). THey have a large selection of brake arts including a 7" booster. This is what I have on my frame mounted master cylinder (56 Chevy truck).
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Thanks For The Info. On The Booster Jes
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