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Re: [oletrucks] master cylinders

To: pkupman57@hotmail.com, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] master cylinders
From: Passnb4U@aol.com
Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 02:45:21 EDT
In a message dated 5/5/00 10:09:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
pkupman57@hotmail.com writes:

> hey list
>  first id like to thank everyone for their help on getting my pictures for 
>  report. ive gotten an A.
>  now for my question. i have the old, original master cylinder and hydravac 
>  power booster in my '57. id like to move the master cylinder to the 
>  firewall. i have access to a ton of 70s-80s camaro/firebird units, will 
>  these fit? what kind of modifications am i looking at? is it just a matter 
>  of drilling a few holes in my truck firewall and hooking up brake lines? 
>  running 4 wheel drums, will i need a proportioning valve or anything?
>  my original brakes have an internal leak, and i lost my brake lights cuz 
>  lack of pressure, enough to stop the truck safely, but not enough for the 
>  lights apparently. so i figure now is a good time to upgrade to the safer, 
>  duel circut, easy to get to firewall location, master cylinder.
>  Thanks, a LOT for any help, i need it asap tho. as im going "yardin" this 
>  weekend.
>  thanks,
>  Brian
>  '57 chevy 3200


  You'll want to brace the firewall to the dash, can be done (I've been 
eyeballing it a lot lately for my setup) and maybe have to put a plate in the 
firewall insode the engine bay for mounting to a flat surface....also, not 
sure how you'll like the car type setups....the pedals may be too short, and 
not stick down enough, you'll either need to make longer pedals, or find one 
from a truck.

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