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Username Post: 1972 stock brakes        (Topic#359741)
Damskippyyy 
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02-07-20 08:19 PM - Post#2786096    


i have a question now on brakes. i have stock power brakes disc in front drum in back i have to replace master cylinder what would be my best bet in terms of bore? also is there anything that i can do to make my brakes better without re doing everything. or converting to disc in back etc?

Damskippyyy
1966 Malibu convertible
1972 el camino ss
1989 Chevy Silverado long bed
2016 camaro convertible 2 ss


 


bobb 
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02-08-20 11:22 AM - Post#2786113    
    In response to Damskippyyy

you will need to measure the bore to be sure you get the right one. when you install it you need to be sure the pushrod length is correct. ebc makes pads and maybe shoes that are more aggressive. you probly want the green ones. they may wear out sooner than stock stuff. simple brake job.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
Damskippyyy 
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Age: 56
Loc: SO CAL
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02-08-20 11:49 AM - Post#2786119    
    In response to bobb

thanks. do you think i should replace the valve as well i don know what its called from disc rear drum ?

Damskippyyy
1966 Malibu convertible
1972 el camino ss
1989 Chevy Silverado long bed
2016 camaro convertible 2 ss


 
bobb 
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Loc: paradise
Reg: 09-05-03
04-06-20 08:14 PM - Post#2790528    
    In response to Damskippyyy

proportional valve, its old its cheap i would replace it. if i was doing it i would blow the system out with air and use silicon brake fluid. sorry for the slow response.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
BigDogSS 
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BigDogSS
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04-13-20 10:05 AM - Post#2791042    
    In response to bobb

IMO, just rebuild the stock system. No need for rear discs unless you are road racing.
FWIW, Most all of the aftermarket front disc conversion kits are based on what you have now

    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



 


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