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Old 09-19-2005, 08:16 PM
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What do I do about the abs?

I have a Ford 8.8 with rear disks and ABS, What happens if I just run it like they are not there? Plug the sensor hole and call it good? It is for a '40 Plymouth and I would really like to not deal with all the junk just for ABS. Any insight would be appreciated.

I understand there will be some proportioning involved ,to hinder rear lock up, but what other problems may I face?
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So the only part you have for the ABS is the holes for the sensors in the rear?

If so just set it up like you would a non-ABS car w/ 4 wheel disc...it won't know the difference.
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ABS is controlled by the vehicle control module through a motor driven master cylinder that pulsates the master cylinder. If all you have is the rear brakes they are no different than a standard disc brake assembly.

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That is kinda what I was hoping for, but do I need to concern myself with any of the left over components? If not used are they going to cause problems? should I pull the pads and adjusters and such, or do they need to stay in there and treat the assembly as if were still abs?

I have all the parts that are attached to the rear, cables, sensors for the, excuse my lameness the gear thing, and the guts.

Thanks by the way!
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The shoes, adjusters, and cables aren't part of the ABS. They are the e-brake. The only ABS part is the "toothed wheel" and the sensors/wires. The toothed wheel won't get in the way of anything so just leave it. You can remove the sensors if you want and plug the hole...or just cut the wires off the sensors.
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Well, hold on a second! I don't have a master cylinder or booster yet. So this is a guess but if I go get the right parts, which would be booster, master and??? to get the thing back on line would it be worth the cost and effort?
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Well, thank you for the clarification and help, to keep things simple I think I will put the sensors back in cut the leads and be done with it. But when I need help with that e-brake I may look you up.
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