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Old 02-07-2006, 01:31 PM
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How Do I Hide Master Cylinder?

I have a 56 chevy sedan with body drop that will have 4 wheel disc brakes. I have a 96 trans am master cylinder with the power booster. I can't fit that power booster under the car when hiding this master cylinder. This is the cylinder I would like to use considering it's proportioning valve is set up for 4 wheel disc brakes already. Is this a problem ditching the booster? Will I see a big difference in braking when loosing the booster? All help is much appreciated.
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That depends on how the pedal is connected to the master cyl. The booster makes a huge difference when the pedal pushes directly into the master cyl, but if you have a lever type linkage that multiplies the pedal effoert, then you may be able to get away with ditching the booster. Personally, I would use the booster.
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I don't know enough about this to know how difficult it would be, but you could possibly modify a Hydroboost booster.

This was on some of the 70's/80's FS Cadillacs and is on many GM trucks. Uses pressure from the PS pump as a brake booster rather than vacuum. Takes up a lot less space.
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I've seen ads in Streetrodder that advertise an offset master cylinder/booster setup. When there is no room on the firewall in the engine compartment it allows to be mounted under the dash. You could try an under the floor setup but I think you would have more headaches that way.
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To minimize the look of the booster and M/C, you could paint them the same color as the firewall so they blend in and not "pop" out when you lift the hood. Just a thought

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if you go to a 6 to 1 or 7 to 1 pedal ratio...it should work fine.
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