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Old 11-12-2010, 05:59 PM
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56 chev. drum to disc?

question on changing from drum to disc brakes on front. Was planning to buy kit on ebay that comes as a kit using my spindles. The kit has no master cyl.
with it. What would I get as a master cyl. as I assume the small stock one is no good after conv. Do I also need a porportioning valve, etc. ? Not sure I`m saying that right. Any help appreciated. Thanks

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56 Chev disc brakes

Mine is a '57 Chev - same brake system as stock.

Not sure which kit you are looking at - I installed a Superbell kit, using my stock spindles

After mucho searching I found that the master cyl from a mid 70's Montecarlo/Grandprix etc worked perfectly, along with the booster from a '83 Firechicken which had exactly the right bolt spacing to fit my firewall replacing where the stock master had been. Had to make up a custom rod from booster to master to make it all work. And yes, I use the proportioning valve from the same Monte C I pirated the M/C from.
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thanks for the info Dave, however I was hoping all I need is a master cyl. and porportioning valve, and have that do a decent job of stopping. By the way is the valve sometimes called a distribution valve? The wrecking yards around here dont have much of anything, so will have to go to Checker or napa etc. thats why I was hoping for an mc that I could buy from one of them that would have a matching bolt pattern on my firewall. Thanks
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