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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:00 pm 
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Basically want to know is there any other master cylnder i could use on my fbt and does it have a special one or just basic EL/NL type..?

Reason I ask is my brakes work damn well, but they take a bit of force/travel to get them to really bite in unlike my old fairlane which was the best braking car id ever driven believe it or not..

My brakes are good, fluid has been flushed n changed, next step im guessing is beefier booster, am i wrong?

Cheers - Any comments would be much appreciated!

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:45 pm 
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braided lines will stiffen up the pedal.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:51 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
braided lines will stiffen up the pedal.

Aparently stock on FBT.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:33 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
data_mine wrote:
braided lines will stiffen up the pedal.

Aparently stock on FBT.


Not at all, they are rubber. The pedal effort in the FBT's I agree is a little firm, but you are moving 6 pistons in total, as opposed to 4 as in your old Lane. From memory, masters are a specific part to GT and FBT, but if you have a word to Race Brakes/Specialised Brake and Clutch/Hoppers Stoppers or Barrie Smith Motorsport, they could put you in the right direction.
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Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:02 am 
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check if your brake booster is working ok. with the engine off pump your brakes till rock hard and then start your car still putting force on your brake pedal you should feel it drop down and become soft. if not you may need to replace a brake booster at $375. but then again your brake pads might be a different brand that dosent bite as hard.
i got new pads put on and the guy used some different brand i dont know the name of but they use em on taxis but any way they work well but take a little bit more force on the pedal to bite down, but on the other hand the hotter they get the better they bite in and harder to overheat them.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:18 am 
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My master cyl is 100% fine, and pads are EBC greenstuff, not cheap for twin pot claipers.

Re braided brake lines, i dont really care to be honest, they dont get that hot that i notice then have issues - why do we get different stories from different ppl re our cars, very annoynig.

 

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Daniel wrote:
My master cyl is 100% fine, and pads are EBC greenstuff, not cheap for twin pot claipers.

Re braided brake lines, i dont really care to be honest, they dont get that hot that i notice then have issues - why do we get different stories from different ppl re our cars, very annoynig.


I can't say with certainty (I'm waiting for the twin-pot upgrades to become available), but with the braided lines, the extra backpressure of the twin pots over singles, will not have a change to be 'taken up' by buldging in the lines.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:50 pm 
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Just out of interest, have you ever tried putting a set of vice grips on both front brake lines, and seeing how much better the pedal feel is???
I know its not a good thing to do, but just before you fit braided lines, put on the vice grips, start the car, and feel the pedal effort, dont drive the car, just feel the pedal.

Its stuff all different to the braided lines.
Rubber lines do not flex that much, and you would never feel the difference. I agree that braided teflon lines are brilliant, and yes I do run them, but, they are overrated in street use.
They are not the be all and end all.
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