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Old 08-03-2004, 07:38 AM
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SSBC (Stainless Steel Brakes)

I'm getting ready to do a full brake restoration/upgrade on a '69 Chevelle. Converting to power disk all the way around and replacement of all brake lines. I am also installing a mild to radical 400 SBC (sorry, don't know all the specs, the customer brought it in already assembled). I have just completed rebuilding the suspension (all new bushings front and rear, springs, shocks and ball joints etc.).

My questions are:

If the engine does not have enough vacuum (around 14# required) for the booster to properly work, what will be the best route to take to fix this?

The kit has an adjustable prop valve, any tips on initial setup.

Parking brake hookup, tips please, I understand they can be difficult at times and may require some modification

Any overall tips on the installation of the whole kit in general are welcome.

It all seems fairly strait forward, but any tips from someone that has installed one of these will be greatly appreciated.

Did I mention they did not send ANY instructions with the kit? They are supposed to be faxing them to me...................still waiting though.

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Old 08-03-2004, 08:50 AM
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There are some vacuum pumps on the market that are made for this sort of thing..they are electric and pull vaccuum for the accessories..I did find one but darned if I can remember of the specialty brake providers on the web has them....

the prop valve I would set 50/50 initially and then test to see if the brakes are working correctly..Both ends should do their share of the work..other than that can't help you much more..Adjusting brake balance is a bit of an art to get it right..
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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screw vacume....... go with a hydrboost set up.
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