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Manual Disc Brakes

Well I am sorta planning the brakes for my 48 chevy and the front will be the disc brakes that come with the chassis engineering Mll kit, the rear is camaro drums. I am using the stock pedal and location and I was wondering if I could get some opinions on manual disc brakes. Would this be a good idea to the leverage provided by the stock pedal arm? What is the best style master to use? Thanks.

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I had some of the same issue and am using a Ford master cylinder from a 76 Ford van that came with manual disk/drum will need a pedal ratio of about 6 to 1 to make it work..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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I agree with Sam on the pedal ratio.

Also, don't forget to use a 2 psi residual valve on the disc side since the MC will be under the floor. The rears drums should get a 10 psi valve regardless of MC location.
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1" master cylinder works pretty good for manual disc with a 6:1 pedal ratio, the pedal will be a bit stiff because disc brakes are not self energizing, but as long as you have enough pushrod travel to bottom out the MC with the available pedal travel, you should be ok.

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