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Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: 1963RedBrier ()
Date: February 07, 2019 04:18AM

Anyone have a good experience with a particular kit from CA Corvairs, Raffee, Clark's, etc? I'm looking for a kit with "tight" lines from the MC thru the fire wall. Has Clark's reconfigured these lines to have a neater installation? What say you? Thanks! Greg

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 07, 2019 04:30AM

Just for info here is a picture of what is stock.

NAPA Auto Parts remanufactured not new master cylinder.


[www.napaonline.com]

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 07, 2019 04:42AM

Recommend you buy parts that the 68 & 69 Vairs used. More replacement parts that way. And the configuration is simple. You don't need the block on the side of the MC as that is to signal when fluid is low.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 07, 2019 06:17AM

I think you will be happy with any of the Vendors kits. Mike

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: February 07, 2019 07:34AM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Recommend you buy parts that the 68 & 69 Vairs
> used. More replacement parts that way. And the
> configuration is simple. You don't need the block
> on the side of the MC as that is to signal when
> fluid is low.

I think the switch in the block is to warn when one side of the system looses pressure.

Dan Brizendine,
'64 8door Greenbrier 140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 07, 2019 08:30AM

Dan is correct.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 07, 2019 08:51AM

Yes, Loss of fluid does result in loss of pressure.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 07, 2019 08:53AM

True but that isn't its purpose and you can lose pressure with plenty of fluid.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 07, 2019 09:24AM

OK, everybody be perfect from here out./

by by.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 07, 2019 12:53PM

Ya'll got it all wrong about that switch anyway. grinning smiley

Whether high pressure, low pressure or no pressure, the switch will only trigger a warning light if the pressure between the two lines is out of balance. The switch doesn't know what the pressure is, only if it is balanced or unbalanced.


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5




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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Goop Of Oil ()
Date: February 07, 2019 09:31PM

Hi Greg,

Here is what I did for my 66 Corsa. I just bought a new Corvair Dual Mstr from the Corvair Ranch and used 67-69 brake lines and brass fittings from Clark's so it would be Plug and Play/Stop. On your 65, you could use another 65-66 style brass fitting as I mention in the link below. Then you would just need to plug up the unused holes.

http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php

Because I have A/C, I have to use the firewall hugging lines from the 67 to 69 style so it fits behind the washer bottle. Check with Clark's to see if they have the lines from MC to Brass blocks you need that eliminate the switch. I know they are out there because caraholic4life got them with an order from the Corvair Ranch. Maybe Jeff can bend you a set?

Mark Holmlund

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: February 08, 2019 09:01AM

I love Clarks but their dual MC kits could be a lot more elegant for the price. I can't speak regarding the other's. I just make up my own.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: February 09, 2019 08:01AM


Yes indeed, when you add A/C into the mix, the cowl shelf gets a little "busy". One of the reasons I opted to move the dryer to the 65 engine compartment location.

'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: BrianTom ()
Date: April 15, 2019 09:55AM

Has anyone used a dual master that has the lines exiting on the other side, and if so what were the problems if it wasn't intended for a Corvair? I think it's a cleaner look. I'm looking to ditch the single on my '63 for a dual, but I don't like the line clutter as seen on the Clark's upgrade/conversion.

-Brian

'63 Corvair 700
Huntsville, AL
[www.brianwindsor.com]

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Grandpacorvair ()
Date: April 15, 2019 10:20AM

Not my car, picture supplied by JimBrandberg in a response to my question.

Here: [corvaircenter.com]

Kerry Borgne
Birmingham, Michigan

1963 Spyder Convertible

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 15, 2019 12:03PM

MY Monza Coupe looks like Phil Dally's Vair. My More Door Vair was a home made installed system without removing tank. It will be turned to GM production if the tank ever comes out.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 15, 2019 12:04PM

MY Monza Coupe looks like Phil Dally's Vair. My More Door Vair was a home made installed system without removing tank. It will be turned to GM production if the tank ever comes out.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: April 15, 2019 06:57PM

What does taking the fuel tank out have to do with master cylinder conversion? confused smiley

The "T"s go into the passenger compartment. Brake line to the rear of the car goes down through the interior to the tunnel.

Now it is nice to drop the tank (even a little) to replace the right front brake line!

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Recommendations for Dual Master Cylinder conversion kits?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 16, 2019 01:49AM

Yes.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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