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Technical Master Brake Cylinder

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 64impala, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. 64impala
    Joined: Sep 14, 2012
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    I'm preparing to convert my front drum brakes to disk, the back will remain drum for now.
    I've read that a "dual master cylinder" is in my best interest for safety, but technically not required.

    Question: What are a few recommended companies that make a good after-market cylinder?

    Make: Chevrolet
    Model: Impala
    Year: 1964
     
  2. unkledaddy
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  3. Jalopy Joker
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  4. stimpy
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    nothing like using a factory one ( AC Delco) , available in many bore sizes and often a 1/4 the price of the aftermarket ones and 1/2 the trouble setting up the system too , as you can adapt the proven system over . and it often contains the proper combo valve with the proper settings .
     
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  5. Roger O'Dell
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    The GM is good I went withe the wilwood master and control valve set up , And while you're at it loose the booster and go with hydroboost, it really adds to brakeing
     
  6. Bandit Billy
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    ECI seems to know their stuff.
    http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/index.html

    My father, RIP, wasn't a mechanic but knew I was born a gear head, his best advice was "never compromise on brakes or steering"...and something to do with loose women. Made sense to me as a kid, still makes sense to me today.
     
  7. For a Chevy I'd select a '72-75-ish Chevelle master and matching booster if you wanted power brakes. At least you know where it came from and you can get parts anywhere.
     
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  8. woodiewagon46
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    from New York

    X2 for Master Power Brakes. Any master you could ask for and loads of info. They have what you need.
     
  9. unkledaddy
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    It's a foregone conclusion nowadays;
    CHINA, maybe Mexico or Thailand.
     
  10. 64impala
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    The current master cyl is located in the stock position (firewall driver side) and the current drum brake
    setup includes a stock power brake system.

    Will this dictate the dual master cyl type I need?
     
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    from Milan, TN.

  12. Chavezk21
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    The right stuff is where I got the conversion kit for my mom's 58. The parts in that kit are available at Napa. They were reasonable, and the kit was from 58-64.
     
  13. unkledaddy
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  14. 64impala
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    Will I need to upgrade my stock "booster" when I upgrade to disk front (keeping back stock drum)?
     

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