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Old 04-21-2003, 04:48 AM
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Working on brakes on a recent project. Using a 76 nova front clip and ford 9" rear, both of which utilize drum brakes. No current plans to go to discs. Should I bother with a power booster or just go with a simple dual master cylinder setup. Will the booster actually help or is it a waste of time?
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Old 04-21-2003, 05:31 AM
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Not a waste of time at all. It may not be necessary, but with Hot rod projects good brakes are a necessity. I say do the booster. You`ll be happy you did.
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Just make sure you use a power drum brake master cylinder (has a larger bore) or you'll have really touchy brakes.
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HEY BEET: I have a 38 Lafayette strret rod running Mustang II and Buick rear end. I have had to convert front to 11 inch disc because stock 9 inch burned up. Still running drum in back. Car weights about 3700 LBS and it takes all you got to stop with manual system. Your car looks close to mine in body style so it will probably be about same weight. Power brakes would be a REAL plus and a big safety feature. I attended a brake seminar at Goodguy"s and speaker pointed out most rodders build a lot of " GO" but not much " STOP" Give it your best....DAVE
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