Bill K wrote:I did a search, but didn't really find anything useful for executing this changeover. Do I simply remove the master from the booster, then re-attach the master to the firewall? Do I have to reposition the actuator rod on the brake pedal? Is there anything else involved here? Any advice is welcomed.
Bill K wrote:Can I reuse the actuator rod from the power brake booster or do I need to find a rod for a manual brake setup? Thanks in advance, Bill
Bill K wrote:My car is a Vega but, the brakes both in the front and the rear are from a 1979 Monza (all 4 lug, 13" wheels). Currently the brake pedal is very spongy and the travel of the pedal is excessive. The pedal almost goes to the floor before applying stopping power. They do not give me a confident feeling that the car will stop fast when needed. I purchased the car this way and frankly I hate the pedal feel.
The previous owner built the car this way. I do not know what the master cylinder piston diameter is, It could very well be from a small diameter Vega setup; at this time I do not know. It would make sense that I am not pumping enough fluid to move the caliper pistons and wheel cylinder pistons; this could cause the existing problem. I will gladly keep the power brakes if I can eliminate the pedal sponginess and bring the pedal application point back to within an inch of the normal brake pedal unapplied position. In other words, have the brakes apply with approximately an inch to two inches of pedal travel. The car also has silicone brake fluid, I believe this should not make a difference. Does anyone have any ideas?
Thank you for the very useful link.
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