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Old 07-09-2003, 04:58 PM
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Master Cylinder relocation

i'm planing to do some cosmetic work on the engine by making it look tight and i want to relocate the master cylinder how would i go by doing this?

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i guess no one knows
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From what I remember

Relocating a mbc is not an easy task, nor one undertaken by many. there are a few reasons for this:
1. the necessety of the brake system and the motto "if it aint broke dont fix it"

2. That is some complex linkage and fluid lines, and if you start messing with it you change the geometry (of the linkage between pedal and mbc) and put your system at risk.

3. The most obvious one, where you gonna put it? not many other places it can go.

The best practice is to just clean it up and leave it where it is, you wanna get fancy get some chrome covers, or pull it and paint it with some high heat paint.

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I recommend moving it. I love a firewall that's simple and smooth. There's a few different options for it. There's a kit that puts the master underneath the driver's floor board. Also, wilwood makes a kit that mounts it on the other side of the firewall (behind the dash). But these kits do have disadvantages. Like holley said, some are complex and you have to bend new lines, and the reseviour (sp) is almost impossible to get to. I still feel that it's worth it. What kind of car/truck is it? Some co's sell these type of relocater kits for certain apps, your's may be one.
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its a 88 camaro yea i want to make the engine seem like its almost floating i dont know how to discribe it i want to make it like compact looking with out anything around it i dont know
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I know what your saying. Contact a local hot rod store for thier brake master relocator kit(they'll know what you're talking about). I don't think many people do this with an 88, so you are going to have to it yourself, which would require some cutting and welding. It'll take some time, but I think it's worth it.
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wow, I didn't know they made kits?!!!

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Yeah, I've seen a couple, but it's mainly for the custom rodder's ('25-'40 Fords and cars like that). My uncle bought a kit for his t bucket. It looks like a simple set-up though that anyone could just do with thier own master. You would just need a small booster if your running one.
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also does anyone know what does thing over the valve covers of a corvette are



what are does thing are they just dress up or what?
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I know what your saying. Contact a local hot rod store for thier brake master relocator kit(they'll know what you're talking about). I don't think many people do this with an 88, so you are going to have to it yourself, which would require some cutting and welding. It'll take some time, but I think it's worth it.

i believe you will need to add residual valve 10 lb for the drums and 2 for the disc to keep the fluid from draining back to the m/c if it is located elow the floorboard.s ed ke6bnl
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This should be in the Brake/Steering Forum not the Engine Forum.
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sorry i didnt see that i'll move it if you tell me how
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1BAD, you should be a moderator:p , I've seen you post these same remarks on several different threads...
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I like a nice clean firewall as well. You can buy the under floorboard kits for about $300 which includes the pedal cluster, vaccum canister and master cylinder.

There are options. You can fabricate all you need if you have a mig welder. The challenge is getting the vacuum canister to fit in the depth of the frame channel. Most rodders will use a Vega 7" canister. Another way of doing it is to go to the NASCAR suppliers and buy a master cylinder which fits inside the body.

You can also eliminate the canister and go manual. My custom pickup weighs 3200 lbs. and I can easily drive it without a canister. It is quite easy to lock up all 4 with a stiff leg.
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