Master cylinder

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mictlan62
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Master cylinder

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Can I change to a dual master cylinder, from the original single one I have on my 1965 come caliente?

SASSY
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Assume drum brakes all around?
Yes, I used one from an early Maverick all drums.
Read through Driveline lots a info on brakes and steering.
Consider going to disc brakes on the front before spending any more on the drums.
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Yes ! My disc kit came with a dual MC. so I'm not sure what car to get one from but Comethead does,he's always mentioning it but I cant remember but needs to be for whatever type brakes you have mine is disc/drum (front & back) so if you still have drums on front you need one for drum/drum.& from a car about the same weight as yours. & there are different ones for power & manual brakes.

Most of us use a kit from CSRP & chockostang has about the same kits.
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Re: Master cylinder

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If your car is a V8 car disc brakes are a simple change. You want to do the master anyway and that's probably to toughest part.
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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Re: Master cylinder

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poboyjo65 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:48 am
Yes ! My disc kit came with a dual MC. so I'm not sure what car to get one from but Comethead does,he's always mentioning it but I cant remember but needs to be for whatever type brakes you have mine is disc/drum (front & back) so if you still have drums on front you need one for drum/drum.& from a car about the same weight as yours. & there are different ones for power & manual brakes.

Most of us use a kit from CSRP & chockostang has about the same kits.
Yessir I have a Maverick manual disc/drum dual MC on the Comet. The manual MC bore is 15/16” and I believe the power disc MC is 1” (or larger).
One thing to consider (hope my memory is right here) is that the Mavericks used an external combination valve that had a residual pressure and proportioning valves built in. So I had to plumb both those valves separate from the MC. Early Mustang dual MCs had the RPV built in.

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351 Pinto
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Re: Master cylinder

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I posted a "Granada" brake set with master cylinder in the classifieds. Free if you can pick it up.

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