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DutchBoys
02-14-2007, 08:16 PM
Hey guys,

I have a booster on my car right now and it seems like it just kills the engine conpartment. Do I really need to run one? I have 13s in the front and 12s on the back

I think The engine conpartment would look alot better without it.

Thanks:thumbsup:

DriverzInc
02-14-2007, 08:27 PM
I didn't run one on my camaro with the big brakes, it was fine,and broke well. I kinda like the mechanical feel too.

DutchBoys
02-14-2007, 08:35 PM
Thanks:thumbsup:

novanutcase
02-14-2007, 09:02 PM
http://www.geocities.com/casanoc/

Go to the middle of the page!

John

DutchBoys
02-14-2007, 09:04 PM
Im not running power steering though.......

novanutcase
02-14-2007, 10:04 PM
OH! Your not? Sorry! My Bad!

XcYZ
02-14-2007, 10:12 PM
If you're going to run manual brakes, then I think you should look at running twin master cylinders with a balance bar. Payton has a trick setup in his 69, maybe he can post a picture.

DutchBoys
02-15-2007, 05:22 AM
If you're going to run manual brakes, then I think you should look at running twin master cylinders with a balance bar. Payton has a trick setup in his 69, maybe he can post a picture.


That would be Great I would Love to see it!

Thanks

Payton King
02-15-2007, 07:44 AM
I had Jim Pettigrew make this up for me. The set-up uses stock pedals and mount and he modified one pedal and the mounting bracket. I did have to cut 2 new holes for the masters to go through. These are not the best pics in the world, so if you want to see something specific just let me know and i will take more.

TravisB
02-15-2007, 08:00 AM
you can run no booster if your pedal in your car is for a manual brake car. The pedal ratio needs to be correct or your brakes will feel odd and not work properly.

We recessed the master on our nomad into the firewall.......and had a cover machined for it. http://www.kdhotrods.com/55Nomad_engine3.html

Derek69SS
02-15-2007, 08:10 AM
Here's a bolt-on style dual-master/balance bar setup from CNC

http://cncbrakes.com/cncbrakes.com-asp//images/240.jpg

The 241 series uses Mustang style bolt pattern, which is 3 1/4" C-C. The 242 is a 3-bolt pattern, and 243 is a 4-bolt pattern. I think it would be pretty easy to adapt the 241 to a GM car, but the $391 price tag is out of my league.

http://cncbrakes.com/cncbrakes.com-asp//sra.asp?grp=sra&subgrp=d&series=240&subseries=

Payton King
02-15-2007, 08:27 AM
there are 2 hole locations on the brake pedal. One for power and one for manual.

Ratio is extremely important as is master sizing. I am running a 5:1 ratio and 7/8 front and 1 inch rear. Brakes up front are C5 and rears are Wilwood 4 piston.

TravisB
02-15-2007, 08:35 AM
there are 2 hole locations on the brake pedal. One for power and one for manual.

Ratio is extremely important as is master sizing. I am running a 5:1 ratio and 7/8 front and 1 inch rear. Brakes up front are C5 and rears are Wilwood 4 piston.


I haven't seen an older car with multiple holes but I dont know that i have ever looked....lol. If it as an additional hole thats great, I would figure out your ratio and get the correct master for that ratio and call it good. Especially since the car is already painted and hte interior is in.

MarkM66
02-15-2007, 01:21 PM
I had Jim Pettigrew make this up for me. The set-up uses stock pedals and mount and he modified one pedal and the mounting bracket. I did have to cut 2 new holes for the masters to go through. These are not the best pics in the world, so if you want to see something specific just let me know and i will take more.

Nice set up. Someone needs to market that.

MarkM66
02-15-2007, 01:21 PM
there are 2 hole locations on the brake pedal. One for power and one for manual.

Ratio is extremely important as is master sizing. I am running a 5:1 ratio and 7/8 front and 1 inch rear. Brakes up front are C5 and rears are Wilwood 4 piston.

Just to ad, top is for manual brakes.

DutchBoys
02-15-2007, 02:38 PM
I had Jim Pettigrew make this up for me. The set-up uses stock pedals and mount and he modified one pedal and the mounting bracket. I did have to cut 2 new holes for the masters to go through. These are not the best pics in the world, so if you want to see something specific just let me know and i will take more.


Thanks, That looks killer!

DutchBoys
02-15-2007, 02:39 PM
Here's a bolt-on style dual-master/balance bar setup from CNC

http://cncbrakes.com/cncbrakes.com-asp//images/240.jpg

The 241 series uses Mustang style bolt pattern, which is 3 1/4" C-C. The 242 is a 3-bolt pattern, and 243 is a 4-bolt pattern. I think it would be pretty easy to adapt the 241 to a GM car, but the $391 price tag is out of my league.

http://cncbrakes.com/cncbrakes.com-asp//sra.asp?grp=sra&subgrp=d&series=240&subseries=

Thanks I like that set-up too.

Roger Poirier
02-16-2007, 10:40 PM
Do you have 4 wheel disc brakes? If so why not go with hydratech system? Best of both worlds.

R.P.

907rs
02-16-2007, 11:05 PM
I don't think he's going to use power steering, Roger.