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Username Post: Brakes on 1967 rs        (Topic#349839)
sprog777 
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Reg: 03-27-10
02-26-18 01:21 PM - Post#2725690    

Just bought a Camaro 1st gen. I have done a lot of brake work on cars but this one has me stumped. The brake pedal hardly moves at all when applied and dosen't stop all that well. It has after market disc on the front and drums on rear.I'm wondering where to start. I know that power brakes use a differnt hole on the brake pedal. This is a manual brake car so which hole should the plunger be hooked upper or lower.And if anyone has any ideas so I don't go part swapping I would be open to suggestions.

sprog777@yahoo.com

1979 K5 Blazer
2001 1500 z71 ext.cab
1999 Chevy Tahoe 4wd
1999 chevy z71 ext.cab
1966 Mustang coupe
1967 rs Camaro
1992 Mazda Miata
2009 ultra classic electra glide
1986 Gli


 




models916 
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Age: 67
Loc: Addison, IL
Reg: 05-28-10
02-27-18 06:18 AM - Post#2725806    
    In response to sprog777

Disc.drum combo requires a different master and proportioning valve to operate correctly. 1968 Chevelle non power master for disc is a good option.



 
sprog777 
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Posts: 63

Reg: 03-27-10
02-28-18 08:03 AM - Post#2725958    
    In response to models916

That would be and easy place to start. Car is new to me and I really don't know what po changed that or not. Thanks for the reply


sprog777@yahoo.com

1979 K5 Blazer
2001 1500 z71 ext.cab
1999 Chevy Tahoe 4wd
1999 chevy z71 ext.cab
1966 Mustang coupe
1967 rs Camaro
1992 Mazda Miata
2009 ultra classic electra glide
1986 Gli


 
J C 
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Posts: 490

Loc: Orange Co. Calif
Reg: 04-17-04
03-05-18 09:14 AM - Post#2726496    
    In response to sprog777

I had a similar problem on my 69. I got a rebuild kit that had the wrong parts in it. Turned out to be a wrong rear gizmo in the master cyl. The rod that went into it did not allow for any movement. When I got the correct gizmo with a deeper hole everything worked fine. This is probably not your problem but I thought I would throw it out there.

69RSZ28 71 Chevelle 79 Silverado 24K mi.


 
6T5 
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Reg: 07-22-17
03-06-18 05:04 AM - Post#2726616    
    In response to J C

I would think a proportioning valve would be inline at the master cylinder even if it's not power brakes and if so it's possible that the valve (inside the proportioning valve) is not centered allowing correct pressure to both front and rear. Also have you tried to re-bleed the system and check for good bleeding flow and no air in the lines?



 
6T5 
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03-18-18 03:58 AM - Post#2728014    
    In response to 6T5

Hey sprog777 it's been awhile, do you have any update, curious minds want to know...Ed



 
sprog777 
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Posts: 63

Reg: 03-27-10
03-23-18 07:28 AM - Post#2728645    
    In response to 6T5

well I am working on three different projects right now and my truck is going to be daily so it getting most of my time right now.

sprog777@yahoo.com

1979 K5 Blazer
2001 1500 z71 ext.cab
1999 Chevy Tahoe 4wd
1999 chevy z71 ext.cab
1966 Mustang coupe
1967 rs Camaro
1992 Mazda Miata
2009 ultra classic electra glide
1986 Gli


 




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