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Guys with rear disc brake conversion read this.........

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jwduke, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. jwduke

    jwduke 1/2 ton status

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    I did the disc brake conversion, like everybody has done. I had a horrible time bleeding the rear calipers, we tried everything, bled them on & off, and power bled them on & off. Well this buddy of mine that worked at the Chevy dealer in Sioux City fo years, took the rod between the hydrovac & pedel, and turned (cut) the part of the threaded sleeve off, that wasn't threaded. He then put a thin jam nut in there, and put it back togeather, but made it a couple of threads longer when he put it back in. Belive it or not, this cured my problem! My pedal isn't soft, and I have brakes like I have never had before.
     
  2. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    So, in effect you have a longer stroke on your brake pedal if I am understanding you right. By not having enough stroke you couldn't push all the air out of the lines before the pedal bottomed out. Is that correct?
     
  3. jwduke

    jwduke 1/2 ton status

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    You got it Kert! My buddy said the older ones (Pre 1980) were adjustable. And the best part, the pedel isn't any higher.
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Are you using the Caddy calipers out back? If so, it's WAY less trouble to just reindex the parking brake levers to take the slack out of the distance between the rotors and pads. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  5. jwduke

    jwduke 1/2 ton status

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    Harry, I gave up on the Caddy calipers....... O'Reillys kept sending me Seville calipers, and they will not fit, unless you grind the pads in to oblivian....
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    That sux! They're similar but definitely not the same. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    I just used a front set of calipers and am using a stock 3/4 ton booster/master. I had no probs?
     
  8. jwduke

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    I'm still using my 1/2 ton stuff. I also used a '80 Corvette (disc/disc) proportioning valve, as it was cheaper than a adjustable proportioning valve. I have no lock-up issues using this, plus it is a exact swap for the proportioning valve we now have.
     

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