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Forum: Brakes 06-28-2017, 10:45 AM
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Posted By malibudave
I pulled this information from the CPP website. ...

I pulled this information from the CPP website. I include this information on this thread because, during a manual brake conversion, the differential valve in the proportioning/combination valve may...
Forum: Brakes 03-12-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 91
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Posted By malibudave
This is from The Brake Man at tbmbrakes.com from...

This is from The Brake Man at tbmbrakes.com from his Facebook page. It may make you think a little differently about aluminum calipers and multiple piston calipers.

12 RULES YOUR BRAKES LIVE BY:...
Forum: Brakes 01-24-2017, 03:23 PM
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Posted By malibudave
Master Cylinder Bleeding Proceedures. NOTE:...

Master Cylinder Bleeding Proceedures.

NOTE: DO NOT bench bleed a master cylinder on the car. On a g-body the master cylinder sits at an angle and it WILL NOT get all the air out of the master...
Forum: Brakes 01-24-2017, 03:22 PM
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Posted By malibudave
Since being around brakes a lot since I started...

Since being around brakes a lot since I started manualbrakes.com, sometimes I get a reoccurring question when people are doing the conversion.

What ports do my lines bolt up to?

The ports on...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 07-16-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,702
Posted By malibudave
A "newer" used alternative come from two wheel...

A "newer" used alternative come from two wheel drive S10 trucks and blazers. They will bolt in with no modifications. 2WD S-10s where built through about 2003.
Forum: Brakes 06-08-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By malibudave
To diagnose the problem, we need to know the...

To diagnose the problem, we need to know the exact size of your caliper pistons and the actual size of your master cylinder bore.

For the master cylinder, you won't be able to rely on what the...
Forum: Brakes 02-18-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
Below is an analysis using the Brake Torque...

Below is an analysis using the Brake Torque Calculator found on Pro-Touring.com. This calculator will give you an idea of what brake torque is for a certain front and rear setups. I am just going...
Forum: Brakes 12-07-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
Manual brake installation with adapter plate...

Manual brake installation with adapter plate painted satin black to match firewall better.

http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/malibudave/CAM005441.jpg...
Forum: Brakes 08-28-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By malibudave
Converting to manual brakes means removing the...

Converting to manual brakes means removing the vacuum booster and only using the pressure created by just the master cylinder to stop the car. A vacuum boosted, power master boosted, and hydro...
Forum: Brakes 08-27-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
Caliper Update: I have found a good NON low...

Caliper Update:

I have found a good NON low drag (normal) bolt in replacement brake calipers for stock front brake systems. These brake calipers can be used with strait bore (normal) master...
Forum: Brakes 01-01-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By malibudave
One of the main problems that arise when...

One of the main problems that arise when converting to manual brakes using a 7/8" bore master cylinder is LOW drag calipers.

LOW drag calipers require a step bore (quick take up) master cylinder....
Forum: Brakes 06-21-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By malibudave
Here is a list of strait bore master cylinders...

Here is a list of strait bore master cylinders that will bolt up to a G-body’s angled firewall when using a flat, manual brake adapter plate. This is a list from smallest to largest.

21mm...
Forum: Brakes 11-21-2012, 04:24 PM
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Posted By malibudave
I am done testing the manual brake setup with a...

I am done testing the manual brake setup with a stock, aluminum, rebuilt, 24mm bore, 1980 El Camino master cylinder. With only this change, I got back the brake fluid pressure that I lost when I...
Forum: Brakes 08-27-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
I don't have disc/disc. I have disc/drum.

I don't have disc/disc. I have disc/drum.
Forum: Brakes 08-27-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
Original Prop Valve and brake hard lines are...

Original Prop Valve and brake hard lines are still in the car. The only thing I changed out, from the last test, was the front calipers from the Speedwaymotors "big bore" caliper to the Wilwood 2.75"...
Forum: Brakes 08-27-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 91
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Posted By malibudave
This week I put on the Wilwood big bore calipers....

This week I put on the Wilwood big bore calipers. I got them bled and immediately had less pedal pressure when using the 7/8” G-Body manual brake master cylinder. The pedal almost went to the...
Forum: Brakes 08-07-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By malibudave
Caliper Specs ...

Caliper Specs

Caliper............................Part Number........Advertised Bore Size.......Actual Piston Size.....Weight
Wilwood 2" Bore Caliper........PN...
Forum: Brakes 08-07-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
Just recieved my Wilwood 2.75" big bore calipers...

Just recieved my Wilwood 2.75" big bore calipers in today. These are very nice calipers, just like the Wilwood 2 inch metric calipers. The piston diameter measures 2.704 inches. On the underside...
Forum: Brakes 07-28-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
Things I learned from this process. *New master...

Things I learned from this process.
*New master cylinders are hit or miss in functionality. My first new one I bought did not work, but it was a clearance item from rockauto.com. I ended up...
Forum: Brakes 07-28-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
I purchased my second new master cylinder from...

I purchased my second new master cylinder from rockauto.com a while back and just now had time to install it. The master cylinder is a Centric brand PN# 130.62005. It is a manual brake master...
Forum: Brakes 07-28-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
Pics of Wilwood 2.0" Bore Metric Caliper ...

Pics of Wilwood 2.0" Bore Metric Caliper
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/malibudave/WilwoodSideView.jpg
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/malibudave/WilwoodPistonSideView.jpg...
Forum: Brakes 07-28-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
Pics of US Brakes / AFCO 2.5" Driver's Side...

Pics of US Brakes / AFCO 2.5" Driver's Side Metric Caliper
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/malibudave/USBrakeSideView.jpg...
Forum: Brakes 07-28-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
Pics of the CCP 2.75" Big Bore Metric Caliper ...

Pics of the CCP 2.75" Big Bore Metric Caliper
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/malibudave/CCPSideView.jpg
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww247/malibudave/CCPPistonView.jpg...
Forum: Brakes 07-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
I have purchased 3 different metric calipers for...

I have purchased 3 different metric calipers for comparison:
**CCP big bore 2.75" bore (2.565" piston diameter) metric cast iron caliper – WEIGHT 6 lbs 11.2 oz bare with slider bushings installed...
Forum: Brakes 02-14-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,480
Posted By malibudave
How are those working out for day to day driving?...

How are those working out for day to day driving? Do you see any benefits other than the weight?

Dave
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