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I have a 57 chevy belair it has 4 wheel disc brakes off of a s10 p/u. IT HAD A POWER BRAKES BUT I WANT TO CHANGE IT TO MANUAL BRAKES .WHAT KIND OF MASTER CYLINDER DO I NEED? THANKS FOR ANY HELP!!

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is there a reason u can't pull the bladder off and use the m/c by itself ?? it's already good for what u have.. just wondering, since it's already setup of why u want to go back to manual's ??
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You might want to use a manual brake pedal with the different ratio so you wont need to stand on it with both feet. manuals have more pedal feel and when drag racing some power brakes don't release fast enough.
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As a rule, manual brakes need a higher pedal ratio (6.5:1 vs 4:1) and a smaller bore (1" or less) master with a deep piston cup so the pushrod won't fall out.

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As a rule, manual brakes need a higher pedal ratio (6.5:1 vs 4:1) and a smaller bore (1" or less) master with a deep piston cup so the pushrod won't fall out.

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Exactly, a Power MC is different than a manual MC. Use the proper MC for safety sake.

How it going Russ, still in SE Texas

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Exactly, a Power MC is different than a manual MC. Use the proper MC for safety sake.

How it going Russ, still in SE Texas

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Yup, I was able to retire at the end of 2010, so it's been a nice time in spite of the heat & humidity. At least you only have the heat to worry about!

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