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Build a car without power brakes??

I have a 64 Falcon that will weight about 3,000 pounds. My plans are to utilize a T5 tranny with a hydraulic clutch. I have a problem with room for a booster. I have 11" discs on the front and 10" X 2.5" drums on the rear and plan to use a 1 1/8" bore master cylinder. Will I have a safe and manageable brake system?

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I have a 64 Falcon that will weight about 3,000 pounds. My plans are to utilize a T5 tranny with a hydraulic clutch. I have a problem with room for a booster. I have 11" discs on the front and 10" X 2.5" drums on the rear and plan to use a 1 1/8" bore master cylinder. Will I have a safe and manageable brake system?
Yes. Power brakes were invented for old ladies, and the rest of us have gotten soft because of it. It will just take a little more leg pressure(a 13-year old could manage it). With the correct pedal ratio it is NO problem, 200 mph race cars don't have a power brake booster.
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My 1970 442 W-30, at 3700 lbs curb weight, came factory with manual disc brakes. I have no problem stopping it.
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Your Falcon will do fine with the setup you described. GM had manual disc brake option on the 67 435hp 427 Corvette.

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I'm thinking that 1 1/8" bore MC will give a pretty hard pedal... My Maverick has 11" discs and 11x2 drums with a 15/16" MC and it's "OK".

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master bore is to large. Hard pedal no pressure to the brakes.Find one with a 7/8 to 1 inch max bore.For your falcon I would think a stang or granada master with manual brakes would be a bolt on.
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