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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 02, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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I'm doing a disk brake conversion. I'm going from 4 wheel manual drums to/power with disks in front.

DOES the brake booster push rod go to the upper or lower hole on the brake pedal? The original position was the upper hole for the manual brakes?

I don't the pushrod to fall out while driving. Sounds scary.

Any ideas would be a great help. Thanks Again.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 02, 05:31 AM
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with power, put it in the lower hole. that will decrease the pedal ratio to the power brake specs.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 02, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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I understand I need to use the lower hole on the brake pedal.

The next qustion I have is: How do I get the pin out of the upper hole of the brake pedal? There is a piece of metal next to the head of the pin that faces the driver's side door that won't allow me to get the pin out of the upper hole?

I can remove the old pin w/ my Dremmel but I will destroy the pin.

Any ideas of how to get the old pin out without destroying it or where to gat a new one would be great.

Thanks again.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 02, 11:15 AM
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You're going to have to remove the entire brake pedal assembly to get the pin off. Don't worry its not as hard as it sounds.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 11, 10:44 AM
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Re: Lower or Upper brake pedal hole?

OK,
So the lower hole is used if you have power brakes. Problem is, the return srping will not clear the brake switch bracket if it is connected at the lower hole. Any suggestions?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 11, 03:28 PM
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Re: Lower or Upper brake pedal hole?

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OK,
So the lower hole is used if you have power brakes. Problem is, the return srping will not clear the brake switch bracket if it is connected at the lower hole. Any suggestions?
Power brakes didn't use a return spring - only manual.


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Thanks Al, I answered him in the other 2 threads...

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 11, 07:40 PM
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Re: Lower or Upper brake pedal hole?

wow.. this thread is just shy of a decade old.. that's gotta be some sort of a thread necromancy record..

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you have to make it up on the spot.

wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?
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