Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Farm in Lyndell, PA
Yea, I did it, but I'm now back to power brakes. Issues with the swap involve getting good pedal feel that doesn't tire you out while having a balanced system that doesn't require pumping them up each time.
What I did:
Strange MC with 1" piston
Wilwood GM III front calipers
Custom bracket for MC, which still has it tuck under the cowl (tough to fill)
Move the pivot point on the brake lever to adjust pedal throw/lever force.
Honestly there isn't much weight savings for the work and the hassle with trying to build a balanced system.
96 BBB Impala SS - Stock with bolt-ons 12.82 @ 106
96 DGGM Impala SS - 496 BBC 10.13 @ 134 all natural, 9.69 @ 143 on the gun