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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:50 pm 
 
I spoke to Wilwood brakes this morning and told them the set up I have (listed below) and they recommend that I remove the stock prop valve that is on the fram and just add an adjustable one for the rear brakes and set them up that way?? I am now thoroughly confused. I am not sure of what to change now and what to leave. Do I buy a different master? Should I go with the steel concepts conversion above? Should I go with one of these?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... AMEWA%3AIT He's got more in stock, both power and manual.



I have a 78 Malibu, stock front disc brakes and when my rear end arrives, I will have a set of Wilwood rear disc brakes. http://store.summitracing.com/partdetai ... toview=sku


Last question, do manual brakes work as well as power brakes? Never driven a car with manual brakes, so not too sure? Any help would be appreciated.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:31 pm 
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You've got way more rear brakes than the stock fronts can effectively work with. You'll have major rear lock-up problems. Unless you upgrade the front brakes, you're going to need to reduce the rear bias a LOT. You'll need an adjustable prop valve, even with the stock combo valve. You may not even be able to back the rears off enough with a prop valve.

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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:40 am 
 
I shouldn't have too many problems, I hope. I run just about the same set up on my Camaro, minus the stock prop valve and added a Bear prop for the rear. Car stops on a dime.


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Tommy, I got a 89 Caprice M/C The vacuum pedal rod is too long. Does the M/C assemble to the firewall or do I need a specific part?


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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:29 pm 
 
i've been debating on how i want to go about converting my car over to manual brake also. from what i've been told from sevral people and steel concepts is w/ a disc / drum setup junk the factory power prop valve , run wilwood 10lb diversion valve in rear lines and call it a day?


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http://www.maliburacing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38400

I wanted to at least get this link in, even if the details don't make it to the main post for a bit. Good info :D

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mac daddy wrote:
Tommy, I got a 89 Caprice M/C The vacuum pedal rod is too long. Does the M/C assemble to the firewall or do I need a specific part?


I don't know about the B-body M/C. I used a C3 Vette disc/disc master & a small diameter dual diaphragm booster that bolts directly to the firewall. I know I'll have to modify the pushrod somewhat, but iI haven't gotten that far yet.

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