Manual Drum to Power Drum Conversion Questions
The Caretaker has already supplied some information to me, but I thought I might be able to get some specifics:
I have a 1969 Chevrolet Caprice with a 350. I plan to add a power booster to add a bit more stopping power to my brake system. I will not be converting to disks.
I. Will I need a different master cylinder for the conversion, or are the parts for manual and power the same? [EDIT: I have attempted to find info on this, but all of the manufacturers I've contacted couldn't give me a straight answer.]
II. Is a proportioning valve necessary, or, if a cylinder/booster set up is bought, will it come with one?
III. Will I need any extra parts for the job? Brake pedal hardware, new lines, etc. [EDIT: The Caretaker has told me to watch the linkage of the brake pedal itself. Any other ides?]
Other brake questions:
i. What are the pros and cons of bonded and riveted pads?
ii. What are the pros and cons of finned brake drums?
iii. Would I benefit from splurging on a power booster with 11" diameter instead of a 'stock' one with 9" diameter, and if so, by how much? (Relative of course)
1969 Chevy Caprice
Last edited by Atlas Prime; 03-21-2014 at 01:15 PM.