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More questions about 14b ff swap.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Zeus33rd, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    #1) Is there any problems as far as the 1/2 ton brake master cylinder having/not having the "ooomph" to sufficently expand the wheel cylinders on the 14b ff? Are the wheel cylinders on the 14b that much bigger that the master cylinder couldn't supply sufficent volume?

    2) What back spacing on the rims are you guys using with the 14b? Does it matter?
    I stopped at the Les Schawb tire place today, I can get white spoke 8 lug 15x10's for $27 a piece. lol.....Uglier that $hit, but cheap. And I can get'em re powder coated at work for free...lol......Hmm, what color should I choose? lol! /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
  2. BozoWise

    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    I have had no problems running my stock 1979 cylinder with the new 14 FF
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Cool, Good to know. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif Thanks.
     
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    Make your wheels BLACK!!
     
  5. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    It worked OK when I went to a 14 bolt and kept my 1/2 master cylinder. It worked much better when I put the 1 ton master cylinder on. For $38 for a new one its a no-brainer.
     
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    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    Is the 1 ton master cylinder a direct bolt on?
     
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    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    My 3/4 ton Eaton has the same size rear brakes as the 1/2 did. 11" drums so I kept the same MC. Now if the replacement RE has 13" drums you might want to set up to the 1 ton MC. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  8. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color="blue">My wheels are 15x10 whitespokes with 4 1/8" backspace. I painted them with a can of black Krylon before I threw them on. All 15" steel wheels will fit over any 14 bolt drum. Get out the grinder for the front
     
  9. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Hmm, I'm also curious if the 1 ton master cylinder is a bolt on? I thought the 1 tons had the hydro assist brakes....You'd also need the power steering pump to match the master cylinder right?
     
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    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    No I think the PS pump is that same it just has extra hoses. But I may be wrong....
     

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