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Master Cylinder Question

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Master Cylinder Question Reply with quote

I am trying to figure out what master cylinder bore size would work best for my application.

I am planning on running a manual brake system with 4 pot Wilwood Superlite Calipers (1.88/1.62 piston) up front and single pot Wilwood billet calipers (1.62 piston) out back.

What are your Master cyl.recommendations that will give me good pedal feel but not have body builder pedal effort? I currently have 7/8", 1", and 1 1/8" master cylinders to choose from.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would try calling Wilwood, Bendix, or Wagner. the bigger bores will definitely move more fluid but you may end up eating steering wheel if you go too big.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run a 1" master with 4 pots in all corners. Have very little pedal force and stops very well. The bigger the master the more pedal effort.
I am assuming you are non assist as I am. If you were assist you could go bigger.

One more thing is that I have a Wilwood 1 1/16" that I couldn't use because it was too long that I would be willing to part with.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

af2 wrote:
The bigger the master the more pedal effort..


Thats why I was asking what was a good balance. I was already leaning toward the 1". Now I'm convinced thats the one I'll install.

I am going to use the 1 1/8" for my clutch.

af2 wrote:
I am assuming you are non assist as I am. If you were assist you could go bigger.


when I said manual I was meaning unassisted.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently I won an auction for some Asscar/Busch take off 4 pot Wilwood Superlite calipers. Since their off I figured I would throw some seals and quick bleeders in. I am hoping to get the parts from Wilwood next week.






I can't complain. I got the set of 2nd gen Superlite's with new pads for 120.00 shipped. The pads alone would have cost me at least 60.00.
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