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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 02, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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I'm currently installing a SSBC power front disc kit on my 67. I'm having trouble adjusting the pushrod from the m/c booster to the brake pedal. The rod seems to about the same length as the one from my old drum brake m/c but the threaded area is much shorter. The kit came with a three inch threaded rod but I don't know if I need to use that or not. The instructions with this kit really suck and come with no illustrations. If anyone else who has installed the same SSBC front disc kit can help me out I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys I was wondering if you could give me a hand with this one. I only have one more day to try to get this right because I have to start driving my Camaro ASAP. Thank you for any help you can give.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 02, 12:02 PM
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check my suspension page in my sig below. In the master cyl area there is a photo showing a booster and rod where I measured mine. I put the dimension there, and I think I put a pedal to floor dimension too.
The pedal to floor dimension is what you need to adjust it to. The on booster dimension is just to get you close or see if your booster is close enough to adjust.

There is also a photo of my 67 brake pedal showing a stamped steel bracket that pushes on the brake light.

Since the brake pedal sits lower on a boosted Camaro, you need a spacer to operate the light. The manual brake pedal return spring is not used.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 02, 01:40 AM
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I didn't use SSBC ,but did rob a parts car, and had same problem as you're having.I had to extend the rod form the peddle about 1".Took me forever to find out how to fix this problem (Didn't know about this site).do a search on this and you'll see you're not alone.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 02, 12:32 PM
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Just a thought, did you remember to use the other hole in the brake pedal to connect the rod to? One is for disc brakes and the other is for drums. Offhand I don't remember which is which though.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 02, 02:21 PM
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Drum hole is the top one b/c it gives more leverage than the bottom hole.

I didn't know what the (2) extra studs were under the two my M/C was mounted with until somebody started talking about hanging a booster on the firewall, and now I see that they are lower for it. pdq67

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 02, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help guys. I'll try the other hole on the brake pedal. Hopefully that'll fix my problem. So far I've been able to thread the pushrod onto the clevis but now I can't push the booster all the way flush with the firewall. I;m having other problems as well but I'll address that in another post.
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