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Username Post: 1948 Stylemaster Frame mounted brakes        (Topic#343277)
Fun Pain 
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03-13-17 08:19 AM - Post#2681219    

I am building a hotrod out of a 1948 Stylemaster. I want to use frame mounted brake master cylinder.

Has anyone used or have one installed?

I have the Speedway Kit, but I am not seeing how it goes to the frame.

If you have pictures that would be AWESOME?

Thanks for your time!

1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Kme4TBETGtW EYwR...



Edited by Fun Pain on 03-13-17 08:20 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
raycow 
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03-13-17 10:14 AM - Post#2681249    
    In response to Fun Pain

I am not familar with the Speedway part you are describing. Could you please furnish a part no, or better yet, a link to it?

If the Speedway kit doesn't work out, I can personally recommend this conversion from The Filling Station. It uses a gutted stock MC casting for its mounting base, so just bolts up to the frame holes which are already there.
http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dynd...

The above piece is actually made by Buffalo Enterprises, so you might want to check it out there first before ordering from TFS.
http://www.inliners.org/buffalo/

Unfortunately, Buffalo doesn't sell online, so you will have to contact them by phone for more info. Buffalo is a very nice old guy who either hasn't entered the computer age yet or maybe just doesn't want to bother with a website.

Ray


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Fun Pain 
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03-13-17 10:50 AM - Post#2681260    
    In response to raycow

Link
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1940-1948-Chevy-Car-M aster-Cylinder-Frame-Rail -Mount,7824.html

I never had the origin brake set up. The factory setup was gone when I bought the car.



1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Kme4TBETGtW EYwR...



Edited by Fun Pain on 03-13-17 11:01 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
raycow 
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03-13-17 12:23 PM - Post#2681275    
    In response to Fun Pain

Thank you for posting the link. The Buffalo/TFS conversion definitely needs the stock brake pedal in order to work, so if you don't presently have it, the job just got more difficult. Of course this doesn't mean you can't find a pedal, but now I understand why you are looking at a setup like Speedway's.

Speedway's PDF instructions were very generic and less than helpful, but the item page specifically says that the mounting bracket has to be welded or bolted to the frame. My main concern would be be whether or not the pedal came up through the stock hole in the floor, which I know it does with Buffalo/TFS. Is there any way you can find out from Speedway?

Chassis Engineering and Chevs of the 40s both offer brackets which may be easier to mount than Speedway's, but they appear to be designed for the stock pedal. I suppose it couldn't hurt to ask if they can furnish a pedal, too.

http://www.chassisengineeringinc.com/as-1041-bolt-...

https://www.chevsofthe40s.com/detail/31579/Chevrol...

Sorry I can't be of more help, but I have always had the the stock MC and pedals as a starting point. I can fully understand how buying someone else's abandoned project with missing parts can be a major PITA though. Would you be willing to ask the seller if he still has the pedals?

Ray

There's a line between good and evil no wider than a razor's edge - D.S. James Hathaway quoting from The Night Keeper


 
Shepherd 
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03-13-17 12:28 PM - Post#2681277    
    In response to raycow

Can't convert to firewall?



 
Fun Pain 
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03-13-17 12:45 PM - Post#2681280    
    In response to raycow

he had the pedal, and just the round shaft that went through the floor. Not much help really.

I will figure it out a bit more when I get home.

I am running all 95 Corvette drive-line, suspension,brakes, and most importantly for this topic is I am using the vette exhaust manifolds, cats, and h-pipe.

That might cause some interference as well.

1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Kme4TBETGtW EYwR...



 
Keith_Knox 
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03-13-17 09:06 PM - Post#2681386    
    In response to Fun Pain

Welcome to ChevyTalk

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966
1996 Chevy Monte Carlo Donated 6/16
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
Fun Pain 
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03-14-17 05:08 AM - Post#2681424    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Thanks... already seems like a good crew.

I played around with it a little more last night after the gym.... it does fit, it is just crowded.

Column, Column shifter, trans shifter adapter, cat and exhaust... I think I can make it work though.





1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
To date image
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Kme4TBETGtW EYwR...



Edited by Fun Pain on 03-14-17 05:18 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Fun Pain 
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03-14-17 05:36 PM - Post#2681559    
    In response to Fun Pain

Well it fits pretty well actually.




Nut riveter






1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
To date image
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Kme4TBETGtW EYwR...



 
Keith_Knox 
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03-14-17 09:16 PM - Post#2681593    
    In response to Fun Pain

Does the pedal line up with hole in the toe board.
Looked at the photo of your car. What rearend is in it and what was done to the front end? I noticed the drums are 5 lug. A 48 has 6 lugs wheels and drums.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966
1996 Chevy Monte Carlo Donated 6/16
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
Fun Pain 
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03-15-17 04:59 AM - Post#2681612    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Yes and No if I wanted factory then NO way... the hole has to be opened up to fit. For my build it will work just fine, Yes.

I am blending it into a 1995 Corvette.

Suspension, Brakes, Engine, Trans, almost every thing. Including most of the vette exhaust you see the Driver side Cat in these Brake pics.

Don't worry I am not using these wheels, I am picking up some 18/19 C6 5 bar wheels this weekend.


Here is a view from under. You can see the IRS and the aluminum front suspension, and brakes





1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
To date image
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Kme4TBETGtW EYwR...



Edited by Fun Pain on 03-15-17 05:02 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Fun Pain 
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03-20-17 11:43 AM - Post#2682402    
    In response to Fun Pain

Exhaust roomy and sheilded.... nice



1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
To date image
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Kme4TBETGtW EYwR...



 
Rustchips 
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03-21-17 05:41 AM - Post#2682542    
    In response to Fun Pain

Looks good !!
Cleon

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1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
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lofat46 
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03-21-17 10:07 AM - Post#2682597    
    In response to Fun Pain

Just curious, are you going to have a a remote filler for the master cylinder? I think there is even a master with a remote reservoir that can be firewall mounted.

1946 Chevy Fleetmaster 4-door Street Rod
1948 Chevy convertible (in-progress street rod)


 
Fun Pain 
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03-21-17 10:17 AM - Post#2682598    
    In response to lofat46

Nope, filler hatch in floor board is the plan.

1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
To date image
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Kme4TBETGtW EYwR...



 
Fun Pain 
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03-29-17 07:39 AM - Post#2683993    
    In response to Fun Pain

I have been getting a few messages about what nut riveter I used for the frame mounting... here it a link, one of my favorite tools.

Nut Riveter

1948 Cheverolet 2 Door Stylemaster Corvette
To date image
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Kme4TBETGtW EYwR...



Edited by Fun Pain on 03-29-17 07:42 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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