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Old 04-26-2002, 04:22 PM
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I bought a street/strip Baer brake kit to replace my front drums on the 68 Camaro. The kit included cool aluminum hubs, Baer alum calipers, brake lines, spindles and a weird (non power)master cylinder. I really felt I could have kept the old master cylinder but wanted to do what Baer had engineered. It all seemed to go well except
1)that the master cylinder tilts down about 45 degrees allowing brake fluid to spill upon inspection.
2) The brake pedal pin that goes into the master cyl falls out if I adjust it in the high position and is too low and does not have even pedal if I adjust it in the low postion.

Someone said to cut the pin down. I don't really want to do that because how much would I cut it?

Should I drill another adjustment hole in the pedal so I can hit a middle ground with the pin?

or should I just order a stock GM type 15/16" bore size master cylinder to replace the plastic slanted one they gave me. Baer is no help on the phone about this.

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Old 04-26-2002, 09:17 PM
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I had a similar problem with my brake kit. I bought wilwood brakes for my mustang and the origional pushrod was too short and they didnt sell me one, so i asked a mustang shop how much to add on and they said i had to weld on an extra 3/4 of an inch. So i did that and it was too long. The brakes locked up. so i just ground off about a 1/4 of an inch and then it was fine. My brake pedal sticks up more now, but its a very posistive feel.
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