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Author Topic: Brake Bore Options? Which one do I need?  (Read 472 times)

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Brake Bore Options? Which one do I need?
« on: July 26, 2015, 03:24:59 PM »
I picked up an old Chenowth rail last year and I'm finally ready to get started on it. It needs a new pedal assembly since the Brake pedal/master cylinder is seized up. I'm not sure if I need a 5/8" or a 3/4" bore when I order an assembly. The rail has twin piston disc brakes on the back (assuming they are serviceable) and no brakes on the front. I assume the bigger bore (3/4" and 7/8") is for larger caliper and 4 wheel brake systems, but I've never had to put much thought into ordering one so I want to verify. Thanks!
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Re: Brake Bore Options? Which one do I need?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 04:08:30 PM »
What pedal ratio? Floor mounts are pretty low ratio and 3/4" should be the one.
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Re: Brake Bore Options? Which one do I need?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2015, 04:27:36 PM »
Thanks B. I hadn't thought to look into the ratio. It is floor mounted and most options I see in assemblies are 5/8" clutch and 3/4" brake, but I wasn't sure if drum vs. disc brakes mattered in the selection.
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Re: Brake Bore Options? Which one do I need?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 05:00:25 PM »
prob vw disc conversion brakes so 3/4 would be the better choice on floor mounts
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Re: Brake Bore Options? Which one do I need?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2015, 11:50:39 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with EMPI pedal assemblies? Much cheaper than CNC and Jamar. I'm probably going to sell this buggy when I finish, but I don't want to put junk in it either.
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Re: Brake Bore Options? Which one do I need?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2015, 12:37:19 PM »
You'll get all different opinions.I use wilwood but I see where you are coming from.
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Re: Brake Bore Options? Which one do I need?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 01:23:04 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with EMPI pedal assemblies? Much cheaper than CNC and Jamar. I'm probably going to sell this buggy when I finish, but I don't want to put junk in it either.

Truth be know CNC or Jamar most likely built the Empi stuff.  And or it came from the same manufacturers. 
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Re: Brake Bore Options? Which one do I need?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2015, 01:56:07 PM »
pretty sure all three are made in china for some time now. i also use wilwood in my own rails.
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