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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 11, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Will the distribution block work with a manual 4 disk brake set-up? My car was originally a manual 4 drum set up and I installed a manual front disk brake conversion kit about a year ago...I've been using just the distribution block and the brakes work fine...I'm getting ready to do the rear disk brake conversion and was curious if I can still use just the distribution block...

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 11, 08:14 AM
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Re: Distribution Block

Yes. I converted from 4 drum to 4 disk and used the same distribution block. I also added a proportioning valve for the rears.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 11, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Distribution Block

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Thanks for the reply...Is the PV necessary?

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Depends on the setup...I went with Wilwood manual setup. They (Wilwood) claim that a PV is not necessary in this setup when using their tandem master cylinder but I went ahead and plumbed one in anyway. More of a "just in case" on my part. The idea of the PV is to decrease pressure to the rears and prevent lock up. I tried different settings on the PV and honestly I can't tell a difference nor have I ever had any lockup issues.

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Thanks Matt...

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Depends on the setup...I went with Wilwood manual setup. They (Wilwood) claim that a PV is not necessary in this setup when using their tandem master cylinder but I went ahead and plumbed one in anyway. More of a "just in case" on my part. The idea of the PV is to decrease pressure to the rears and prevent lock up. I tried different settings on the PV and honestly I can't tell a difference nor have I ever had any lockup issues.
X2. You wouldn't lock up on dry pavement without a PV. Or, if you did, it's not due to the absence of that PV. Where you might miss it is if your rear tires were on a slippery surface but the front are not. I think that was the basic design concept.

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