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Re: Power to Manual Brake Conversion
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2020, 07:41:40 PM »
hmmmm, I wonder If I am using the right pushrod.  I am pretty sure that I used a stock manual pushrod, but maybe I used the push rod from the power break set up.

I have the new style MC as pictured in the link.

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Pushrod just affects the pedal height, not the effort.

That said, you should ensure that your pushrod is properly restrained. The factory manual pushrods have a rubber grommet to keep the pushrod from coming out if you lift the pedal.

If you are driving, bump the pedal up and your pushrod comes out...it wonít end well!


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Re: Power to Manual Brake Conversion
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2020, 07:42:10 PM »
hmmmm, I wonder If I am using the right pushrod.  I am pretty sure that I used a stock manual pushrod, but maybe I used the push rod from the power break set up.

I have the new style MC as pictured in the link.

Jason

Pushrod just affects the pedal height, not the effort.

That said, you should ensure that your pushrod is properly restrained. The factory manual pushrods have a rubber grommet to keep the pushrod from coming out if you lift the pedal.

If you are driving, bump the pedal up and your pushrod comes out...it wonít end well!


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Re: Power to Manual Brake Conversion
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2020, 09:03:28 PM »
@Cudajason with manual you cannot be using the power one. Power brakes use 2 short shafts that cantilever.
Bore size will make a difference.
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Re: Power to Manual Brake Conversion
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2020, 07:46:13 AM »
Buy a 15/16Ē master cylinder and youíll wonder why you didnít make the swap sooner.
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Does a smaller or larger bore equate to better braking for same pedal movement?

Never mind I see the math on another thread
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Re: Power to Manual Brake Conversion
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2020, 10:32:13 AM »
Very cool. I converted mine to hydroboost several years ago.
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2020, 11:01:29 AM »
A photo for reference...
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