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#826642 - Wed Feb 15 2012 07:30 PM master cylinder
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will a 93 silverado brake booster and master cylinder work on my 51 3100
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#826653 - Wed Feb 15 2012 08:00 PM power booster
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will a 93 silverado power booster and brake pedal work on my 51 3100


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#826785 - Thu Feb 16 2012 06:36 AM Re: master cylinder [Re: johns truck]
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Not without a lot of modification.
The 93 has disk brakes, the 53 doesn't,unless the brake system was changed.
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#826919 - Thu Feb 16 2012 03:53 PM Re: master cylinder [Re: Tommy]
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Just buy an aftermarket booster. Bolt it on and go. Mine is drum/drum and works great.
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#826945 - Thu Feb 16 2012 05:01 PM Re: master cylinder [Re: jomichael]
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thanks guys. can i use the booster and pedal change the master cylinder to a drum drum


Edited by johns truck (Fri Feb 17 2012 06:05 AM)
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#827934 - Sun Feb 19 2012 05:40 PM Re: master cylinder [Re: johns truck]
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The brake system is one of the places that you just CANNOT take any chances! I would say , "Sure," it can be done, but is it worth the trouble? The fluid tanks are different sizes and have different valving. In my opinion, you'd have to add front discs and replumb a good bit of your brake system to make it useful. I don't believe the original master will work with just the booster and I was thinking about the combo. The '51 master is under the floor so you need to be careful, there, that the booster will fit. There is a lot more than one would think to swapping pedals from bottom pivot to top pivot, however, if you can get everything and a piece of firewall from the '93 it is worth considering. Skill level, availability, time, and cost should ALL be considered before jumping into something like this! Keep us posted!

best wishes,

Les
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#827995 - Sun Feb 19 2012 08:52 PM Re: master cylinder [Re: Roadmarks]
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Gents,
I have to agree with Les, I have been following this thread because I am about to embark on setting up my brake system from scratch. I have been doing a lot of reading and making sure that I have all the components needed so when it is time to start plumbing, I do not have to stop and wait for a part. Something doesn't seem right to me. Here is what I found and has lead me to get a adjustable proportional valve and a residual valve.
I also received the brake line kit from TCI yesterday and on the diagram, it shows that I need the valves. Too bad they didn't come with the kit.

From Hotrodheaven
Brake article by Dean Oshiro

Hope isn't a strategy when it come to brakes.

Bread

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#828281 - Mon Feb 20 2012 07:52 PM Re: master cylinder [Re: Bread]
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im going to do a firewall mount and wondered if i could mount the booster and change the master to a 1970s.i curently have no brake line so i will have to run all new.

John
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#828504 - Tue Feb 21 2012 01:00 PM Re: master cylinder [Re: johns truck]
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@johns truck, Ok, here's what I would do, find a vehicle that weighs approximately the same as my truck that uses a disk/drum set-up. Get the master-booster combo or buy it new. See what size lines it uses, probably 1/4" front and 3/16" rear. Get the disk brake set-up for the front and whatever new parts for the rear. Get the underdash pedal assembly and a big piece of the firewall. Don't forget the supports for the pedals and the brake light switch. Find or order a new rear rubber line. Now you have enough parts to begin the conversion. I'm sure you have a GOOD brake line flareing tool, 'cause you're going to need it. The lines are cheap; $3 to $5 each, but you'll probably need a couple of adapters in the rear. You get the picture. It is worth doing yourself, but no place to take short cuts! Be careful, you might have it pointed at ME if the brakes fail!

best wishes,

Les
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#828581 - Tue Feb 21 2012 05:21 PM Re: master cylinder [Re: Roadmarks]
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ok will keep you posted. trust me im not going to short cut on the breaks just trying to do it on a tight budget.

John
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