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Removing Power Brakes from 70 Camaro

I want fabricate a new set of fenderwell headers on my 70 Camaro. The brake booster is a major roadblock to this project. I want to retain disc brakes on the car but do away with the power booster. Can I just use aftermarket disc brakes? Or does anyone have another suggestion?


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Just remove the booster and master as a unit and install a manual disk, drum Master cyl. Car will not stop as good, but If you prefer headers to stopping good thats what I would do. Just my .02
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70 Camaro was available with manual disc brakes except on high output engine options (due to fade). They were the same brakes.

The master and pushrod were different, and went in the high hole in the pedal. MPbrakes sells a delete kit. Use a pushrod and master that are compatible with each other. They shold co,me with the kit, as well as a dust boot. OE used a short rod and a retainer. Dont mix a short rod with a master designed for a long rod, and vice-versa. Short rod/master requires the retainer, per OE parts.

Use high perf. street pads like HAWK, good for cold and hot. If you need better than that, you'll need a brake upgrade.
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Why not run a remote booster, most from the 50's were single circuit but dual were available. Check out trucks in the 5 - 8 ton range.
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