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Old 03-06-2009, 09:35 AM
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split the brakes-f/r 57 Ford wagon

Anyone split the manuel [stock] brake system. Know a proper m/C. ? Old brake single M/C make me neverous!!!

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I am going to assume you are running drum drum and not disk drum..so all you need is a master from a later ford with drum/drum brakes that has the dual master cylinder..sorry no part number do I have at this time..

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Dual Master Cyl

The easiest one to use for your '57 is from a 67-68 Mustang with drum brakes,so when you go to the parts house and they ask you a bunch of questions you have the above mentioned Mustang.You will need a few brass fittings to adapt to the '57's lines and a tee fitting to go into the front line for your sending unit.If you go to O'Reillys I recommend this part# MC73323 this is a new unit and does not have the integrated push rod ,you want to use your '57's push rod when you do the swap,some older Fords master cyl's had 4 bolts attaching them to the firewall be sure and put all the bolts back in because they also support the pedal assembly.
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m/c 57 wagon

There is quite a weight difference between a Mustang and my wagon.Pedel presure about the same? I have an auto pedel welded on,so I can use left foot [or both].
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There is quite a weight difference between a Mustang and my wagon.Pedel presure about the same? I have an auto pedel welded on,so I can use left foot [or both].
I know a lot of people that use that master cyl, my car is a full size '54 Customline stops it good with no power assist.
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As noted above, the early Mustang master cylinders work well. You would do well with a unit that has a 1" bore for manual brakes. If when you are done and the pedal is too hard, reduce the bore dia to the next smaller size. Also make sure to have a 10# residual valve for the end(s) of the car with drum brakes. Residual valves are usually built in to those Mustang master cylinders.

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As noted above, the early Mustang master cylinders work well. You would do well with a unit that has a 1" bore for manual brakes. If when you are done and the pedal is too hard, reduce the bore dia to the next smaller size. Also make sure to have a 10# residual valve for the end(s) of the car with drum brakes. Residual valves are usually built in to those Mustang master cylinders.

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The part # I posted above has a 1" bore,since it is a drum only Master cyl I did not add a residual valve and it functions perfectly.
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win-win thanks for help

got er done! Stops better [org. m/c was 1 1/8] ,duel is 1 in ,less pedel presure.Rod was ok for depth. took 2hrs.sweet!!!!
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