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Old 01-07-2010, 06:19 PM
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master and booster problem/c5 conversion

I'm working on a 68 chevelle and doing a custom corvette c5 brake conversion. going from 4 wheel drums to front disc and rear drum

I am going to put a manual master on from a 77-78 malibu and see how i like it.. I work at a parts store so its a cheap test. But I'm thinking I should just go ahead and install power brakes.

I was told to use the stock 68-72 booster and use a 2000 s10 master? how can that work? the rod that drives the cylinder in the master is at least 2" to long. if you look at a booster from a s10 it has a small little "nipple" (lol) thay drives the master cylinder.

Now has anyone used a camaro master from like a 98-02 or 93-97? I notice some people used a 95 camaro master and booster for a 67-69 camaro with a c4 conversion.

1.) Can u still use the 68-72 booster? if i would cut that shaft down? idk if that would still work? wouldn't that change the depth of the pedal?

2.) If i had to use a late model booster.. would i be better off using a camaro booster from 93 to 02? If i did use one.. it looks to be a challange to mount up and get the "right angle"

3.) another ? is why a s10 master? If there brakes are to small to did a conversion?

Anyone have ideas on what to use or problem fix?

thanks tony

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Old 01-08-2010, 10:24 AM
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good choice of brakes. thats a really big car to stop. personally, i would either use a master cyl/booster and proportioning valve from either a two wheel drive full size truck, or a third gen camaro. i would think the third gen setup would be a little better matched, but the truck one may have the added capacity for a heavier vehicle. your choice.
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have you thought about using the master and booster from a caprice, say 85- 92 pretty common stuff and all the piston sizes should be pretty close to what you are trying to setup
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