Single to Dual Master Cylinder - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-18-2004, 10:42 AM
swazo's Avatar
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Age: 36
Posts: 24
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Single to Dual Master Cylinder

Any help would be great,

I have a 1964 Impala with four wheel drum brakes and a single master cylinder. I want to rebuild my existing brake system, but I want to switch to a dual master cylinder for saftey reasons.

I've been searching the forums, and the best I can find out is that after '67 everything had to switch over to dual M.C's.

Should I just find a dual master cylinder for a '67+ fullsized GM w/ drum brakes? OR, is there a special valve of some sort that I can use with a single M.C. and not risk complete brake failure?

Thanks in advance....

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-18-2004, 10:50 AM
poncho62's Avatar Moderator
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 17,698
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 42
Thanked 595 Times in 449 Posts
I am in the same boat as 62 Pontiac has the single resevoir, which has failed a couple of times.......I want to keep the drums all the way around, but would like a dual resevoir M/C.

There would be some re-routing of brake lines, with a propotioning valve. A diagram of that would also help greatly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-19-2004, 08:00 AM
Dave E Shank's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fishers, Indiana
Age: 73
Posts: 676
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you check they have some brake plumbing schematics on their site. It should prove helpful....DAVE
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.