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Projects brake advice for T bucket

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by morecowbell, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. morecowbell
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
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    morecowbell
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    from colorado

    hi all - starting from scratch on a build of a 27ish T bucket. Running a rebuilt but stock 305 and tH350 out of an 87 Monte Carlo. As much as I want to try and cobble things together from swaps etc , the area of safety isn't one I want to cut corners on.

    I started reading about brake pedal ratios and bore sizes and and and finally just got overwhelmed.

    I'm running early 40s Ford juice brakes up front and a Ford 8in out of a 75ish Granada - also with drums.

    May I ask:
    - how do i determine the wheel cylinder bore sizes to order to rebuild the Ford front drums?

    - i picked up a used brake/throttle pedal setup but i need to still get a master cyl, residual valves etc and was wondering if its even worth going through this or if i am better off with a new setup?

    since I need everything for the brake setup, do you recommend going with a prepackaged setup (ebay, amazon, etc) with a drum/drum master cyl and the underfloor pedal and mount setup (and what size bore would you recommend) or just grab a master cylinder and plunger and use what I have?

    sorry if questions are rookie.

    thank you

    - jason
     
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  3. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    Where in CO are you from ? (Denver here)

    Great question. Im sure another will chime in that's more knowledgeable. Yes, the easiest way would be a pre set up kind of deal. but NOT ebay amazon stuff, get it from a real store. Some bitch about them, but I'm partial to Speedway motors in Nebraska. You could even give their tech line a call and tell them what you have and what you want and they can recommend products. And if there is an issue then you have a physical store to take them back to, or yell at someone. Instead of being lost in the innerwebs.
     
  4. morecowbell
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
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    morecowbell
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    from colorado

    thank you both!
    sadly i left denver some years back - forgot to change the avatar. I lived there way back in 2002 and loved it! such a great place.

    i think i'll give speedway a call - i'm trying to not use too much of the "buy new" stuff but in terms of safety i think it makes sense!

    thank you
    - jason
     
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  5. Gearhead Graphics
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    I applaud your not buying new stance. But when it comes to stopping and steering, why risk it. Give em a call and see what they say.
     
  6. I am certain SpeedWay can set you right up with a brake system. They have a vast inventory of T bucket parts. And good tech people .
     
  7. morecowbell
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
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    morecowbell
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    from colorado

    yup just called. getting the right master cyl and brake setup. thank you all !
     

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