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Wilwood master cylinder
#11
(11-29-2018, 11:39 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote:
(11-29-2018, 09:42 AM)tony-muscle Wrote: Bump. Is anyone using Wilwood master cylinders?

I am running a Wilwood MC but I'm also running 4 wheel manual disc brakes with NO proportioning valve. BTW they work great with no issues for several years now. The help line for Wilwood was very helpful.

https://www.wilwood.com/MasterCylinders/...derLanding


Please mail us at the following address:
Wilwood Engineering
4700 Calle Bolero
Camarillo, CA 93012
USA
Please call, fax or email us:
Phone: (805) 388-1188
Fax: (805) 388-4938
Email Sales/Tech Support

Hours: 6:00am - 5:00pm PST Monday - Friday
Which Wilwood MC do you have?

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#12
(11-29-2018, 11:35 AM)Canted 393 Wrote: https://www.cjponyparts.com/oval-master-...3/p/BMC71/
Here is what I am running on my 73 with 4 wheel disc brakes. I run a wildwood on my 66 Fairlane and really like it but its manual 4 wheel disc.

What did you have to do with your brake lines to get them from the fender over to this proportional valve?


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#13
Just used some gentle persuasion of the replacement stainess steel lines.
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#14
(11-30-2018, 09:17 AM)Canted 393 Wrote: Just used some gentle persuasion of the replacement stainess steel lines.

But i did put the prop valve on the fender well and hooked up right to the mastercylinder.
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#15
I am running the Wilwood with power brakes, but I am running the 1 1/16 bore size and will be swapping to the 1" down the road. I bought a pressure gauge and pressures at all 4 calipers were acceptable, but I felt could stand to be a bit higher. I think it will work beautifully for you

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#16
(11-29-2018, 09:40 PM)tony-muscle Wrote:
(11-29-2018, 11:39 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote:
(11-29-2018, 09:42 AM)tony-muscle Wrote: Bump. Is anyone using Wilwood master cylinders?

I am running a Wilwood MC but I'm also running 4 wheel manual disc brakes with NO proportioning valve. BTW they work great with no issues for several years now. The help line for Wilwood was very helpful.

https://www.wilwood.com/MasterCylinders/...derLanding


Please mail us at the following address:
Wilwood Engineering
4700 Calle Bolero
Camarillo, CA 93012
USA
Please call, fax or email us:
Phone: (805) 388-1188
Fax: (805) 388-4938
Email Sales/Tech Support

Hours: 6:00am - 5:00pm PST Monday - Friday
Which Wilwood MC do you have?

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I will have to pull my records to see which exact bore size I have but Wilwood can answer specific question for your car.
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#17
(11-30-2018, 11:24 AM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: I am running the Wilwood with power brakes, but I am running the 1 1/16 bore size and will be swapping to the 1" down the road.  I bought a pressure gauge and pressures at all 4 calipers were acceptable, but I felt could stand to be a bit higher.  I think it will work beautifully for you

Thank you. That's the information I needed! I thought the 1" was the right one but I wanted to make sure. 
I have couple questions for you:
-What is your vacuum at idle?
-What calipers do you have on front and rear?

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#18
(11-30-2018, 11:28 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote:
(11-29-2018, 09:40 PM)tony-muscle Wrote:
(11-29-2018, 11:39 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote: I am running a Wilwood MC but I'm also running 4 wheel manual disc brakes with NO proportioning valve. BTW they work great with no issues for several years now. The help line for Wilwood was very helpful.

https://www.wilwood.com/MasterCylinders/...derLanding


Please mail us at the following address:
Wilwood Engineering
4700 Calle Bolero
Camarillo, CA 93012
USA
Please call, fax or email us:
Phone: (805) 388-1188
Fax: (805) 388-4938
Email Sales/Tech Support

Hours: 6:00am - 5:00pm PST Monday - Friday
Which Wilwood MC do you have?

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I will have to pull my records to see which exact bore size I have but Wilwood can answer specific question for your car.

I contacted them a second time a few days ago and did not hear back from them. When I contacted them the first time they keep insisting that it won't work unless I have 18 mmHg of vacuum. Although I understand that I need vacuum for the brakes to work better, it is not to say that there are alternatives to low vacuum. They keep insisting that I change to manual brakes. I found it ironic that a company that sells "high performance" muscle car brakes got so hanged up on the vacuum level when most performance muscle cars have bigger cams and lower vacuum than factory. After a few emails I got fed up and told them to move past the vacuum issue and suggest a size for the master cylinder, but they never replied. Needless to say, I am very frustrated with their customer service. I will just buy the 1" bore master cylinder.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#19
Cars with aggressive cams and low vacuum often use an electric vacuum pump for the brakes.

something like this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brake-Vacuum-Pu...rk:20:pf:0

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#20
(11-30-2018, 03:26 PM)tony-muscle Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 11:28 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote:
(11-29-2018, 09:40 PM)tony-muscle Wrote: Which Wilwood MC do you have?

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I will have to pull my records to see which exact bore size I have but Wilwood can answer specific question for your car.

I contacted them a second time a few days ago and did not hear back from them. When I contacted them the first time they keep insisting that it won't work unless I have 18 mmHg of vacuum. Although I understand that I need vacuum for the brakes to work better, it is not to say that there are alternatives to low vacuum. They keep insisting that I change to manual brakes. I found it ironic that a company that sells "high performance" muscle car brakes got so hanged up on the vacuum level when most performance muscle cars have bigger cams and lower vacuum than factory. After a few emails I got fed up and told them to move past the vacuum issue and suggest a size for the master cylinder, but they never replied. Needless to say, I am very frustrated with their customer service. I will just buy the 1" bore master cylinder.

Man I hate that. I had really good results with them.  I also have manual brakes and called them. It seems that I get better results on the phone.
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