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#1173571 Wed Jul 13 2016 01:58 AM
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I have a 1953 Chevy truck and I installed the cpp dual brake master cylinder disc and drum does any one else have this same set up and does it work ok ?

sal moreno #1173591 Wed Jul 13 2016 03:07 AM
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I have the same set up and it works great. Don't forget to put in check valves in the front and rear lines. Also an adjuster to get your rear brakes set right so they don't lock before the front. You want the front to do most of the braking. 53 3100 root

root #1173603 Wed Jul 13 2016 03:48 AM
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I have the porportion valve under the master cylinder will that work or should I use an adjuster still ?

sal moreno #1173628 Wed Jul 13 2016 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by sal moreno
I have the porportion valve under the master cylinder will that work or should I use an adjuster still ?

The one one with the M/C should suffice,Wilwood and others do a screw down type proportioning valve for around $45 you could add in the line to the rears for fine tuning if you feel the need.

I'll be honest I don't have either in my Corvette style M/C set up I got from Master Power Brakes and have had no major issues in any panic braking situations so far.

Last edited by jockbolter50; Wed Jul 13 2016 07:24 AM.

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sal moreno #1173647 Wed Jul 13 2016 12:48 PM
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I've got the same setup as you and did the same as jockbolter no proportioning valve and have no problems under normal braking or panic stops.


sal moreno #1173649 Wed Jul 13 2016 01:17 PM
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Everything works ok on mine so far...truck stops ok...I did have issues with wheel clearance so I went with 15" Vintiques steel is a very simple set to swap biggest issue was the caliper "banjo" bolts didnt like to tighten up on the brake calipers...I ended up going to the local advanced auto and getting a pair of calipers for a 1978 C10 Chevy truck (I had to call the folks at CPP first to get the make and model that they used for their kit) with the banjo bolts that came with those parts...for not so clever fellows (non mechanics) like was a simple bolt time tho...I would go with their firewall mount kit instead...way more easy to bleed from the firewall end of things..

Good luck with your project...


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