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Old 03-29-2009, 05:31 PM
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A brake swap started by previous owner with no brains!!!!

I recently bought a 1971 camaro that stock had disc brakes in the front and drum in the rear. It has no booster but a valve under the master cylinder. The previous owner swapped the rearend with a 1977 formula firebird and that's all he did just swapped tem. What parts do I need to finish this properly and where is the best place to get them?????????? I can't handle pumping my brakes anymore!!!!!!!! I'm in the process to find the park brake cable to hook that up. Maybe a set up from a all disc vette?????Help!!!!!!!!

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Pretty sure you need a different master for discs all around.
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i dont remember if it is preportioned in the master, or if they had an external valve. are they blead?
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Oh yea they are blead!!!! More than once to make sure. The proportional is external as of now...
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As stated above, the MC needs to be for a disc brake equipped car. Your suggestion for a MC from and all disc Vette is one solution. One of the most common MC conversions is a MC from a 67-69 427 453hp Vette with 4 wheel disc. These MC's are cheap and available just about everywhere.

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Both the M/C and the proportioning valve will be different for an all-disc setup. The Vette M/C is good. Consider an aftermarket adjustable proportioning valve to allow you to dial in the braking for your setup.
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ok thanks for the input.
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Sounds like you have calipers that have the e-brake built into them. That is your biggest problem not your master cylinder or combination valve. If you don't regularly use the e-brake on those calipers they go out of adjustment (which sounds like the problem you are having). Get the e-brake working and adjusted before you do anything else.

Have you tried looking someplace like http://www.classicindustries.com/ for the cables and other misc. parts to get them hooked up?

Maybe something like this will help.
http://www.buickperformance.com/rrdisc.htm

Also see this article written by an old acquaintance of mine
http://home.pacbell.net/bigiron/Arti...2RearDisc.html

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Thanks I without a doubt will start there!!
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