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05-17-2006, 09:44 PM
I'm changing my 55 to front disc brakes. The line that comes off the proportioniong valve for the rear is for a 1/4 brake line. If I adapt this down to the original 3/16 brake line for the rear --will this be okay. Also the brake booster I'm using is mounted on brackets that are angled on one side. This throws the brake rod off alignment. It works but I'm concerned that the rod should more on the center of the brake booster when pressed down. Any help on this would be appreciated.
05-17-2006, 10:55 PM
John what brand brake kit are you using. The kit i bought from CCI, called for drilling a new hole in the pedal 1 inch lower than the original. Terry.
05-18-2006, 09:59 PM
Thanks Terry. I'm using a kit from direct fit brakes. They have not responded to my techical question about the brake rod alignment. I went as far as shimming the brake booster to take some of the angle out of it. I thought about drilling a new hole but I was advised that you wouldnt get the same amount of throw on the pedal. How has yours worked out. The brake booster on brackets that are angled on one side presents a lot of problems. Thanks.
05-18-2006, 10:07 PM
John, with the power you don't need the amount of leverage the stock position provides. Re-drill the pedal arm one inch lower and it will correct the angle. A 3/16" line to the rear will be fine.
05-24-2006, 10:15 PM
I used a kit from Direct Fit on my wagon. I didn't have any problems mounting the booster. As I recall, the bracket can go in a couple different ways, so you might want to look at that again. DF also included a bracket that the proportioning valve was supposed to mount to but it wouldn't fit where it should have, the instructions were dismal at best, I was missing a couple important parts and the guy got pissed when I called about it!
Looking back, I could have picked up almost all the parts myself and had fewer headaches. But, they do work well.
06-04-2006, 10:16 PM
I looked at DF's site and in the brakets section, they have an angled braket and a straight bracket and both are listed for the 55-64 cars. Is there any reason to use the angled over the straight?
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