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  • Dick Steinkamp
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    quote:Originally posted by starliner62
    This car has a Corvette master cylinder on it
    A Corvette master Cylinder was made for disc brakes front and rear. IF the bore size(s) on this MC are the same as the stock one, you will probably still need some sort of residual check valve(s), perhaps a proportioning valve, and maybe a valve to delay the application of the rear brakes.

    Replacing stock brake parts can be a nightmare. Unless you are really into hydraulic engineering, generally more harm is done than good.

    My neighbor just put a Corvette MC on his fairly new Jeep (don't ask why ). He had terrible braking after that (early rear brake lock up) until he reversed the front and rear lines. It seems to work OK now, but I'll bet the stock MC stopped the Jeep quicker and straighter.

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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  • starliner62
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    Thanks Bob!![8D]

    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC

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  • BobPalma
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    Yep; stop lamp switch wiring is under the hood, where it would be available to plug into the forward end of the master cylinder. As you suggest, if there is no such provision on the master cylinder for a screw-in, pressure-type stop lamp switch, you'll have to improvise. See Column 3, Page 14, April 2009 Turning Wheels. BP

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  • StudeRich
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    Check the emergency brake cables and linkage, it could be sticking or hung up somewhere.


    StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

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  • starliner62
    started a topic Minor issues with my new Lark

    Minor issues with my new Lark

    I got to tinker with the Lark yesterday. I have no brake lights. Is the wiring for the brake lights under the hood near the master cylinder? This car has a Corvette master cylinder on it, and if it uses the pressure type switch, I'll have to do some improvising.
    I drove it around the block a few times in the neighborhood and the Brkes are dragging a good bit. It feels like the rear brakes, but i havent jacked it up to be sure. Hopefully, the back brakes are just too tight. It seems to roll oh backwards but not forward.
    I'm having fun now!!

    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC
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