Brake master cylinder questions



Brake master cylinder questions

Postby LEADSLED » August 30th, 2011, 10:36 pm

SORRY,but I don't know where to post this.
I hoping this is a generic question on brakes.There is a discussion at another site I'm involved with,and as usual, everyone has a different opinion,and don't know what to believe.Maybe some of you pros can answer this.
On the old Chevy '49-'54 cars,the brake master cylinder is attached to the frame,under the driver's floor pan. If I were to replace that single res. master cylinder, with the safer dual type in the original place, keep my DRUM BRAKES ON ALL 4 CORNERS,is there any need to add a proportioning valve,and /or residual check valve? :oops:
I have seen conversion kits for this application,but none of them mention having to buy either or both of these valves.
Can someone post a link or 2 on the drum brake system,or maybe know the answer.
Thanks a lot Leadsled
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Re: Brake master cylinder questions

Postby grumpyvette » August 31st, 2011, 8:13 am

heres some related links, ID call the manufacturers and get their opinion.

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viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1161

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Re: Brake master cylinder questions

Postby LEADSLED » August 31st, 2011, 6:30 pm

Thanks alot grumpyvette,very informative.Finally found out what I needed to know.
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