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Old 05-30-2017, 08:58 AM
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No air in the master cylinder and reverse bled all four corners and no air. I have brakes just not sure how much since I only moved the car back and forth in the garage since the steering wheel is not attached. That said the pedal feels soft as my power brakes. I have not driven a manual brake system since 77 but I thought it would certainly take more pressure to stop it. Wilwood said to go with the 15/16ths bore for my car with C4 brakes but I noticed that the C3 manual master cylinders are 1 inch bore.... I might just said @@#$% Wilwood and go to a plan old master cylinder for the C3. This is not rocket science and not my first build but my first with Wilwood. Thanks for your comments
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:19 PM
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No air in the master cylinder and reverse bled all four corners and no air. I have brakes just not sure how much since I only moved the car back and forth in the garage since the steering wheel is not attached. That said the pedal feels soft as my power brakes. I have not driven a manual brake system since 77 but I thought it would certainly take more pressure to stop it. Wilwood said to go with the 15/16ths bore for my car with C4 brakes but I noticed that the C3 manual master cylinders are 1 inch bore.... I might just said @@#$% Wilwood and go to a plan old master cylinder for the C3. This is not rocket science and not my first build but my first with Wilwood. Thanks for your comments


Yep - the smaller the bore - the more pressure it will make - but the softer the pedal will be....

However -- You also haven't bedded the pads/rotors..... and just pushing on the pedal isn't going to be real world pedal feel.

You can ALWAYS change the master if you don't like it once it's on the road.
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Thanks Greg this has been painful but I appreciate your advice. Do you think it would get firmer after the pads and rotors are bedded?
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That's impossible to tell via the internet -- but my guess is -- you're pushing on the brakes far harder than they probably need to be pushed on - until you're actually driving.... and then if you don't like them - change out the master to a 1" or whatever it needs to be. I just don't think you're going to get real brake feel sitting in the garage.
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Vstol do you have an update ?
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Have you tested the system for leaks? Put moderate pressure on the pedal for 3 minutes and it should stay rock solid and the pedal should not drop at all.
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I will get it on the road soon as I just got my appraisal and insurance approved.
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Just got on the road for the first time and not over 30 and the brakes are poor. Again new pads, rotors etc but still I should have better stopping power, I will go out again tomorrow. As it is they are not safe. Kevin
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