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01-01-2012 08:37 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Prof. T. Soggmeyer
Which is why I love this forum. Many different opinions have helped me tremendously.
Of course, THAT is what makes it so good. And even if some of use don't agree with everything the other suggests, we ARE hotrodders after all!

Brian
01-01-2012 04:53 PM
Prof. T. Soggmeyer Which is why I love this forum. Many different opinions have helped me tremendously.
11-30-2011 11:43 AM
MARTINSR Randy, unless you are going to start a blog where it's only your opinion and people can just go there looking for your opinon. There are going to be differing opinions.

On a forum such as this, we all give our opinions and then the person asking chooses which to use. Personally, I have never in my life heard of anyone who ever had a single reservoir brake system have a hose blow or something like that and where they couldn't stop. I am 53 years old and have driven these cars and knew people who drove them, rode in my parents cars, and so forth that had single reservoir masters. I have never, EVER known anyone to have a failure.

So for me to spend a bunch of money changing it, I am just not going to do it. And I don't think it's that big of a deal.

That is MY opinion, and I gave it.

Your opinion is also very valuable and correct, safety is a big issue and to spend the time and money to change it may be a great decision for you and many, many other people. That is why this forum is so valuable, the poster can get a bunch of different opinions and hopefully a little explaination of these opinions so he can make an decision which is best for him.

Brian
11-30-2011 08:36 AM
NEW INTERIORS And to think how much we talk safety here..

Yes and Russian roulette is safe to play... H*** you only have one shot out of 6..

I think I'm done trying to help anyone here....IT JUST DOESN'T PAY...
11-30-2011 08:27 AM
MARTINSR Exactly Matt, the firewall is the last place I would put it. keeping the firewall clear of clutter. Yes it's a little more work to check and add fluid but let's face it, if we are building a car like this I think the extra work to pull up the carpet to check the fluid is within our means.

But honestly, a dual master is of course a good idea. But with some common sense maintenance, not crazy maintenance just common sense, the single will be plenty safe. It's like the brake peddle is held by ONE bolt that it is pivoting on, just ONE bolt, if we maintain the system there are no surprises.

Brian
11-29-2011 12:43 PM
matt167 the bracket would just need a tab with a bushed hole to fit.
I think the original under floor master adds somthing to the car..

At least there not a Beetle, and use a master under the floor with a remote resivore, but the pedal rod goes thru the lower part of the firewall..
11-29-2011 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by matt167
yep.. For an auto car, but fitting a clutch pivot for a stick car wouldn't be too diffacult.. bookmarked it for myself anyway, my car is an auto.

I was considering the other kit but always got hung up on the pedal. they come with a little round pedal pad, and it just doesent look right, and the angle is more horizontal than orig, so if you just replaced the pedal foot with the original, the original pedal would be tipped down a little




First thing I would do is move it up on the fire wall... Get's rid of a few problems having it under the floor... I hate them under the floor...On my 1950 coupe,,I put mine on the fire wall... And installed a pedal out of a s10 pickup... Work's out great...Had to make a little mod to the bracket.. But was very easy to do..

Sorry.. I see he has a 3 on the tree now..
11-29-2011 12:25 PM
matt167 yep.. For an auto car, but fitting a clutch pivot for a stick car wouldn't be too diffacult.. bookmarked it for myself anyway, my car is an auto.

I was considering the other kit but always got hung up on the pedal. they come with a little round pedal pad, and it just doesent look right, and the angle is more horizontal than orig, so if you just replaced the pedal foot with the original, the original pedal would be tipped down a little

actually just ordered a catalog from there too.. I always thought bobs was just '55-'57 parts and never even visited there site before.
11-29-2011 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by matt167
The only issue I have with the dual M/C kits for these cars, is the original pedal can't be used unless it's modded to the new shaft which is no big deal, but the pedal sits diffrent with the dual m/c kit, so you could 'tell' anyway..

I think this fixes that problem..
http://www.bobsclassicchevy.com/1949...ock-pedal.html
11-29-2011 12:02 PM
NEW INTERIORS Good luck..
11-29-2011 11:58 AM
matt167 The only issue I have with the dual M/C kits for these cars, is the original pedal can't be used unless it's modded to the new shaft which is no big deal, but the pedal sits diffrent with the dual m/c kit, so you could 'tell' anyway..

As long as everything is in perfect maintenance, the single M/C would be fine, but I would recomend to check lines every week along with checking the brake adjustments, points adjustments and filling it with oil... but I would be the 1 to at least put '51-'53 brakes on it all the way round. there duo servo self energizing, and the parts are a little cheaper, given the brake parts themselves were used '51-'64ish and they had other uses after that
11-29-2011 11:48 AM
NEW INTERIORS I would do what it takes to upgrade to a dual cylinder for safety reasons... Buy something new... Going to a junk yard for something like that to save money is asking for trouble... You save on the brake part's and then your going down the road and your new junk yard part's fail... I really think you need to do this the right way even if it cost's a little more.... I think your car in your family is worth it... When it comes to brakes.. That's top's the list with me as #1 safety rule.... Upgrade to a dual cylinder they went to dual for a good reason... And I would update everything to do with the brake's..


By the way.. Is that a Nova front clip you have on your frame in your album.. It look's like one..
11-29-2011 11:46 AM
matt167 I know, even on my '51 Chevy, I have no plans to mess with the M/C. it has been rebuilt and works fine.. Just he's got a pitted M/C which can't be refinished and wants to make it work without replacement..
11-29-2011 11:33 AM
MARTINSR On the single reservour issue, with all new parts in the real world on a maintained car, there is nothing to think about. JMO

Brian
11-29-2011 10:09 AM
matt167 '49-'52 masters interchange but has to come from a stick car to have the clutch pivot. it's possible to sleeve them I think if you found someone to do it, but I'm not 100% sure. I would make sure the park brake works tho. it's a single master so if you blow a line, you loose all hydraulic braking.. There are conversion mounts which put a dual cylinder in the same spot. No need to hang the pedal on the firewall
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