All purpose manual brakes - Chevelle Tech
Brakes, Suspension & Steering Conversion questions & more.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 16, 6:41 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Join Date: Oct 1998
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,668
All purpose manual brakes

Anyone have a good manual brake master cylinder set up that is a good all around usage? Like daily driving and race track performance?

67 chevelle malibu / SS/ custom

Currently undergoing a metal work to remove all rust, if I ever get there.

Cant decide on prostreet or cruiser with a 4 speed.
Aaron is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 16, 3:09 PM
Cliff
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 25
Re: All purpose manual brakes

I'm going the manual route on the '64 The pedal ratio has to be right (6 to 1), with the right size master(15/16") and aggressive pads (hawks hps). Not much room for error in the set up. Tobin at Kore3 is a great resource.

Cliff
369 '70 Chevelle
CAM-T
Merlin8188 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 16, 1:08 AM
Moderator
R.J.
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Wide Wonderful Wyoming
Posts: 1,089
Re: All purpose manual brakes

I have a manual setup that I have been very pleased with both for street and autocross. It is all with older OEM style parts instead of the more common late model Vette/Camaro brake components. Here is a link to my comments about it from when I first put it together.

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/56-p...w-hawk-hp.html

Here is the highlights from that post:

... it is a fairly low tech, low buck 4-wheel disc system. The fronts are C3 Corvette rotors (12”x1.25”) with GM JD7 Suburban calipers with 3 5/32 pistons. And the rears are ’81 Trans Am rear rotors (11”x.810”) with GM ‘Metric’ calipers (G-body front calipers) with 2 ½” pistons. The plumbing is all stainless steel hard lines and braided stainless steel hoses. The master cylinder is a ’71 Corvette power brake unit with a 1 1/8” bore. Also I have a manual brake bias valve installed in the rear line.

R.J.
1972 Chevelle
The Ice Blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
airrj is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 16, 4:03 AM
Lifetime Premium Member
Tony
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 17,003
Garage
Re: All purpose manual brakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by airrj View Post
I have a manual setup that I have been very pleased with both for street and autocross. It is all with older OEM style parts instead of the more common late model Vette/Camaro brake components. Here is a link to my comments about it from when I first put it together.

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/56-p...w-hawk-hp.html

Here is the highlights from that post:

... it is a fairly low tech, low buck 4-wheel disc system. The fronts are C3 Corvette rotors (12”x1.25”) with GM JD7 Suburban calipers with 3 5/32 pistons. And the rears are ’81 Trans Am rear rotors (11”x.810”) with GM ‘Metric’ calipers (G-body front calipers) with 2 ½” pistons. The plumbing is all stainless steel hard lines and braided stainless steel hoses. The master cylinder is a ’71 Corvette power brake unit with a 1 1/8” bore. Also I have a manual brake bias valve installed in the rear line.
RJ, correct me if I am wrong, but this setup is the CBB, and uses the B-body Tall spindle, correct? But the calipers bolt directly to the tall spindles... And those hubs I got from you (now where did I put those hubs?)...

And despite the "power" master, it was used as a manual, with the bigger bore due to the larger caliper pistons...


I used the manual Corvette master with the Kore3 C5 conversion (still had rear drums), felt great, stopped well, some windy mountain roads in the Sierras but I hadn't raced the car or pushed really hard...

Once you go RAT, you never go back...
TC #1366

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
1966_L78 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 16, 10:19 AM
Moderator
R.J.
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Wide Wonderful Wyoming
Posts: 1,089
Re: All purpose manual brakes

Yes Tony you are correct. It is the B-body spindle CBB swap. I knew there was something missing on my post. Amazing how much is available now over 2003 when I put mine together. Not a fancy looking setup, but for the cost of what I have into it the results are very good.

R.J.
1972 Chevelle
The Ice Blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
airrj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevelle Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address. Note, you will be sent a confirmation request to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This Thread is more than 1300 days old. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
If you still feel it is necessary to make a new reply, you can still do so though.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome