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Brs5280
Burton Stevens

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03/18/2022 10:03PM

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1 brake master cylinder conversion
Posted by: Brs5280
Date: May 23, 2022 08:54AM

Has anyone done the conversion to the Wilwood 1 master cylinder that was described by Larry Shrimp in his article on the site? He leaves a gasket off and Im curious if anyone has had long term experience with this approach. Also, Id like to get clarification on the adapters and brake line that are used. Thanks for any information.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: 1 brake master cylinder conversion
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 23, 2022 11:11AM

I'd PM Larry.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6218 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 1 brake master cylinder conversion
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 23, 2022 01:28PM

I like the late MGB MC better but everything depends on which pedal box you have and what calipers.

Jim


Brs5280
Burton Stevens

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Re: 1 brake master cylinder conversion
Posted by: Brs5280
Date: May 23, 2022 03:50PM

Thanks. I am switching to the Wilwood big brake and like the idea of a firmer pedal from the larger MC. The brakes on my 1977 are soft with a long travel before braking occurs. It will probably only get worse with the larger calipers.

I PM'd Larry a while ago, hopefully I hear from him.


mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
(217 posts)

Registered:
11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: 1 brake master cylinder conversion
Posted by: mstemp
Date: May 24, 2022 01:03AM

I think Larry changed brake setups again and is running a dual 7 booster and 1 1/8 MC.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4284 posts)

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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: 1 brake master cylinder conversion
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 24, 2022 09:28AM

Larry switched to another Wilwood MC that would mate to his new 7" dual booster, but it is still a 1" MC. Or was as of August 2019.

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