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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 10, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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Brake Expert Needed on Wilwood Big Brake Set Up

I have a 67 with a 4 wheel Wilwood brake kit that I installed and I'm currently down to the MC plumbing. I have 12.9" rotors with 6 pistons Super lights (WIL 1407019D) up front and 12.9" rotors with 4 pistons (WIL 1409213D) out back. The MC is manual Wilwood 7/8" tandem with 3/8" rod (WIL 2609439P).

My questions are:

1. I plan to use the original power drum/drum distribution block as it makes sense to have and indicator for brake failure. I understand that the distribution block only senses pressure loss from either the front or the back and illuminates the brake light. I want to make sure this distribution block does not act as a proportional valve of any sort and will not be an issue with this set up???

2. I have a Wilwood proportional valve that I plan to install down stream of the rear brake line outlet of the distribution block. I want to make sure it it okay to use the distribution block and the proportional valve together in this manner???

3. Does anyone see any problems with this setup??? It is all plumbed except for the proportional valve which I wish I did not need as all the SS lines matched up beautifully with only a modification to the distribution block bracket.

Thanks!!!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 10, 08:34 AM
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Re: Brake Expert Needed on Wilwood Big Brake Set Up

I have the same setup on my 68 but 4-piston calipers all around.
1. Yes, you can use the stock distribution block. I did and it worked/works fine.
2. I installed a SSBC prob valve on the frame rail under the driver's seat. That was the "natural" fit as that's where they were installed originally and my new 2-piece brake lines joined at that location. I initially ordered the Wilwood prop valve but I didn't like it as it too big and clumsy. The SSBC fits much better and it's well hidden. BTW, Wilwood says you should not need a prop valve with that setup. I installed it anyway.
3. No issues, you should be good to go.

Now about the Wilwood MC, not sure what finish you got, but if you got the "polished" finish read the thread below as I strongly disagree with Wilwood on the word "polished".
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=152796

Also, here are some other of my threads you may find useful regarding this overall setup.

Rotor rubbing caliper mounting bracket
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=159989

Rotor hats not seating correctly
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=154835

Noisy pads
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=158198

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 10, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Brake Expert Needed on Wilwood Big Brake Set Up

Thanks for the input. I would rather mount the valve on the frame rail as it is already crowded at the MC. I may look into the SSBC valve. Also, my MC has a slightly better polish than the pics on the thread you sent, but it definitely does not meet my definition of polished.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 10, 10:08 AM
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Re: Brake Expert Needed on Wilwood Big Brake Set Up

Here is the SSBC prop valve I used... For a few bucks you can have the MC finished to a real polish or just do it yourself. I paid $75 (I think) to have it re-polished.

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