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Old 11-09-2012, 09:59 PM
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Power brakes dont feel right...any suggestions?

Hey guys. Got a 59 chevy truck with the classic performance power brake conversion on the frame (not up on the firewall).

My situation is the brakes work great but they always feel too hard, best way to describe it is when I hit the brake pedal the truck slows down but much slower than it should and the pedal is rock hard.

If I do a panic stop I can NEVER lock up the wheels, sometimes under a panic stop the pedal goes down just more than 1/2 way and is rock hard but the truck keeps going.

Is this a problem with the type of pad or a lack of vacuum or pushrod adjustment or what?

15-18" vacuum at idle, autozone semi-metallic pads, new brake fluid. Running the classic performance proportioning valve as well.

Thanks for any advise.
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