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I want to upgrade my 56 Chevy's single Master Cylinder do a dual unit. I am not going with Power Brakes. Any reccomendations on what Master Cylinder to use.

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Might start with a 67
Chevelle
Impala

master cylinder-------67 is the first year of the tandem master for GM.

Might also need to get a distribution block/valve.
This piece senses a failure in the system and will shut off the failed circuit
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what ever m/c u finally go with... buy a NEW one not a rebuilt unit...
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what ever m/c u finally go with... buy a NEW one not a rebuilt unit...

X2, brake components is not an area to try and save a buck.

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I want to upgrade my 56 Chevy's single Master Cylinder do a dual unit. I am not going with Power Brakes. Any reccomendations on what Master Cylinder to use.
Disc/drum, drum/drum, or what?

If using stock drums front and rear, a late '60's- early 70's midsize Chevy donor will work. Before that in '70, the brake distribution block and hold off valves, etc. were still somewhat in transition. The final move to the "combo" valve was still occurring, IIRC. Beginning about '71, combination valves were being used. So if you want to use a combo valve, go w/something later than '71 or so.
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I have a 55 and used a 68 chevy MC with drums all around.Bolts right up and I ran new lines all around.I didn't use any type valves and it will stop on a dime.
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Great info guys thanks!!!! I am running drums on all four corners, so this helps me a lot!!!!!!

Thanks!!!!!!
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