HELP! How do I setup my new brake system (master selection/routing) - Team Camaro Tech
Brakes, Suspension & Steering Conversion questions, Steering & Handling

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 10, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Darko
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Detroit
Posts: 606
HELP! How do I setup my new brake system (master selection/routing)

i just overhauled my whole brake setup and here is the setup I have so far.

02 escalade hydraboost
stock front 67 camaro disc brakes
rear disc brakes with gm front metric calipers


I'm not sure which master cylinder I should run...what do you guys reccomend?

For the rear brakes can I run them to an adjustable proportioning valve then to the master cyl? For the front can I run the front brakes to a distribution block then to the master cyl?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
darko is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 10, 06:21 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Jim
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Yorkville, Illinois USA
Posts: 22,121
Re: HELP! How do i setup my new brake system (master selection/routin

With that hydro, you can get away with a big master, 1 1/8" will work good. Wilwood makes a nice billet alluminum master.

Yes, you can use the drum/drum style distribution block if you want to keep the balance switch and brake light. Plumb everything just as the drums brakes were, and add an adjustable prop valve in the rear line, after the distribution block.





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
New website for my vert is coming together. Do ya like the slide show on the home page?
JimM is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 10, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Darko
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Detroit
Posts: 606
Re: HELP! How do i setup my new brake system (master selection/routin

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimM View Post
With that hydro, you can get away with a big master, 1 1/8" will work good. Wilwood makes a nice billet alluminum master.

Yes, you can use the drum/drum style distribution block if you want to keep the balance switch and brake light. Plumb everything just as the drums brakes were, and add an adjustable prop valve in the rear line, after the distribution block.
Its been so long ago since i tore it apart. The factory distribution block on a 67 with full power drums has no proportioning valve in it right? Does it matter if the adjustable prop valve goes in front or behind the distribution block?

i wanted to run a factory master cylinder to keep the cost down. I heard about a 70 corvette master with a 1 1/8 bore and 4 wheel discs...is that what I should get?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by darko; Apr 3rd, 10 at 07:17 PM.
darko is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 10, 11:37 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: California
Posts: 2,353
Re: HELP! How do i setup my new brake system (master selection/routin

You can run the front brake lines from the master to a t and then to both calipers.
And yes you can just run the rears from the master to an adjustable prop and back.

Have you researched using those metric calipers out back with the stock front brakes?
Does not seem like a well balanced system to me.
400bird is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome