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60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Posted by: wv-geo ()
Date: February 03, 2017 09:08AM

If this has been posted before, I apologize.

I was looking on the internets for a dual master cylinder upgrade for my 61 Lakewood without having to replace the firewall.

A guy on a VW site has a 60 Corvair and upgraded his master cylinder with one from a VW Jetta after making a bracket for it. Pictures below.

Here's the link: [www.kustomcoachwerks.com]
He's using a remote reservoir (not pictured).

What do you think?

Dan Stark
Hurricane, WV

1961 Lakewood 500, 80HP, PG
1964 Corvair 500 Coupe, 140HP, 4spd (Christine)
1965 Corvair Monza Evening Orchid Convertible, 140HP, PG
1965 Mustang Coupe, 6cyl, 3spd

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Re: 60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Date: February 03, 2017 09:12AM

Interesting, to be sure, but what is the plan for filling and checking the level?


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Re: 60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 03, 2017 09:44AM

We discussed that a few months ago... Go for it!

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Re: 60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Posted by: wv-geo ()
Date: February 03, 2017 09:58AM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> Interesting, to be sure, but what is the plan for
> filling and checking the level?

Remote reservoir(s)

Dan Stark
Hurricane, WV

1961 Lakewood 500, 80HP, PG
1964 Corvair 500 Coupe, 140HP, 4spd (Christine)
1965 Corvair Monza Evening Orchid Convertible, 140HP, PG
1965 Mustang Coupe, 6cyl, 3spd

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Re: 60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 03, 2017 02:00PM

I saved the pics of that as well.

At some point I'm looking at that as well.

Was very interesting, to say the least.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

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Re: 60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Posted by: kobe56 ()
Date: February 03, 2017 02:44PM

I might like doing something like this some day seems good way to do a a dual master with out replacing the firewall with a 62' or 63' firewall.

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Re: 60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: February 03, 2017 02:54PM

I wonder if KCW got that Corvair from Russell at Old Speed?

Any pics of the car? Would have been lowered a bit on Fuchs.

4-door.

gerg
Monroe, LA


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: 60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: February 03, 2017 03:38PM

Looks vairy interesting. At 22 mm the Jetta MC would also slightly reduce pedal effort. Although pedal travel might also increase a tad. I'd love to see more detailed drawings of the bracket.

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Re: 60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: February 04, 2017 07:07AM

That's about 7/8" compared to Corvair 1". Any comments on how that will perform? We are already challenged with pedal travel to successfully operate when one cylinder is lost. No use having dual cylinders if they won't operate the surviving cylinder in the event of a failure. I'm not saying there's a problem, just asking the question.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: 60-61 Dual Master Cylinder Conversion
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: February 04, 2017 07:46AM

Early models with the factory metallic lining option were delivered with 7/8" dia. MC's and 1" dia. front wheel cyl's. My take was this was done to reduce the effort required to get the "feel" the general public was used to. Also I've found this material does not necessarily produce superior braking, but it's fade resistance is almost unmatched.

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio 45840

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