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Old 03-27-2007, 11:40 AM
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converting single MC to dual reservoir

When driving the land yacht I sometimes think about the fact that what feels like 18 tons of hurtling metal is relying on the ancient single reservoir MC system to stop the beast. Is there an easy (read "cheap") dual reservoir solution for a '65 Fury with drums and no power assist or should I bite the bullet and go with a whole disc conversion? Thanks in advance.

Chuck

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I don't think a single or dual MC effects your stopping power. I believe your problem is 4 wheel drum brakes. The biggest reason to convert to dual MC is safety, with the single, when it goes out, you have NO brakes.
Years ago I had a 62 Dodge Custom 880 2 door hardtop (C body) with 4 wheel drum brakes. I got info on switching to front disc using parts from a Dodge Asspen, and it made a BIG difference. I'm not telling you that you should do that to your car, I don't know if they will interchange. I'm sure a MOPAR guy will know what will interchange and help you there. Good luck!
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Thanks. I guess I didn't make it clear that safety is what I'm really concerned about. The single reservoir makes me nervous and I have visions of the emergency brake handle coming off in my hand like in the cartoons if I ever have to go that route.....which I'd rather avoid.
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