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Old 01-08-2012, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for the responses.
After deciding not to build a better mouse trap I added some gussets.. 2 good sized and 4 smaller to help in the twisting. I fixed the leak in the combo valve and have ordered more aggressive pads. .
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the bracket looks like it will be good to go
should be a lot better now


which pads did you order?
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the bracket looks like it will be good to go
should be a lot better now


which pads did you order?
I got the Disc Italia Titanium Kevlar brake pads ' designed for today's most demanding drivers. They provide very high friction co-efficient levels & increased braking performance.(copied from their site) from BRAKEWORLD.com
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Bob, if after all this, and you are not satisfied with your stopping power, it is easy to buy the front brake conversion kit offered by numerous vendors. You have a few options with the two most popular ones being an 11 inch rotor that is drilled for either a 5 on 4.75 (GM) or for the Ford bolt pattern. The kit includes the bearings and seal to adapt the mid 80s Gm hub/rotor to your M II spindle and the mounting hardware and bracket for the GM 11 inch caliper. You will need residual valves and probably an adjustable proportioning valve.

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OK, so I got the beefed up brake bracket back on and there is now no more twisting when pushing the brake pedal. That give the pedal a better feel. I had my wife help me bleed them but is just not the same as having a full grown man help me. She is only 100 lbs. and 5' tall. LOL So, I could not get ALL the air out. The pedal is a lot better feel. Took her out for a drive to try out the new pads. The weather has been good to us here on thge cape.
There is improvement but not as much as I had hoped. Just need to get the air out . Even though I tightened up the metering valve nut on the end of the combo valve I am still seeing wetness there. Not showing up on the floor after bleeding though. Will watch that.

After crusing around for a while and hitting the brakes hard I went back home and decided to be sure the brake lights worked and they didn't. Don't know what made me check them, just a hunch. Found the pressure switch bad and got a new one at NAPA. I don't know how they can make that switch so inexpensive $12.I'd rather pay double and have one that lasts.I only got 4000 mikles on the old one.

Anyway , Its back up on blocks for tyhe winter.
We are heading to Tampa for the rest of the winter on friday. Thanks for the advice and listening, Bob.
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sounds like you are getting closer
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I'll say it again, cuz I've been everywhere you have, and more. While it's up this winter, spend the money and get the 11 inch rotors/GM calipers. There are a couple of suppliers out there, I used Hiedts. It makes a world of difference, trust me. I'm pretty stubborn but finally spent the money and it made a huge difference in my '27 and it's a light car.
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