A properly functioning and installed servo, either the original
Girling, or the excellent Midland-Ross, will provide an excellent pedal
feel with no "softness". Pictures of a nice Midland Ross installation
on the passenger side firewall are shown on http://www.TigersUnited.com,
as well as stock units.
Brad Huff wrote:
>I'm trying to decide which path to take with regard to brakes on a boosterless
>Mk1A. The car did not have a booster when it was purchased. I acquired a
>Midland Ross unit but never installed it, I like the rock hard brake pedal and
>I'm trying to keep that feel plus improve the brakes. The following are
>possible solutions, any help is appreciated.
>1) Smaller bore dual master cylinder with R4 Porterfield pads and shoes on
>stock discs and drums.
>2) Smaller bore dual master cylinder with larger front discs and possibly rear
>discs purchased from Dales Restoration.
>3) Master cylinder and rear cylinder kit as supplied by Doug Jennings with
>Porterfield pads and shoes.
>The car will only be driven on the street but I would like it to have
>excellent fade free brakes for occasional
>hot rodding on country roads.