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- Nov 11, 2012
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- Moore, Oklahoma
"If it ain't done twice, it ain't done right."
Where did you find rotors that size that fit? What are the specifics of all that?I’m a fan of hybroboost systems. I ended converting over to a Wilwood master with there proportioning valve. Bent all new lines and plumbed all the high pressure and low pressure lines myself. I used bigger caliper brackets to run 14inch rotors front and rear. One of the better upgrades I have done. Excuse the wiring. This was before the American auto wire harness.
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Well I just looked... 14" AMG rotors are about $400 each... Kevin is a Mercedes Parts manager, he got his for a deal... I think I remember a zone rep basically giving them to him...I remember that. He is a unique guy....He surely patched together some custom stuff to make it all fit and work.
I have 18" wheels. A 14 inch rotor would fit.
Brake rotors are for a GT500, so are the calipers. I chose powerslot. The center bore of the rotor had to be enlarged a little. 5-10 mins per rotor with a drill and a drum sander. fit perfectWhere did you find rotors that size that fit? What are the specifics of all that?
Did you try one of the quiet vacuum pumps in your search for proper braking? They're about $400 or more. I have been looking into it vs hydro boost.
I need the part number on the 15/16" MC please for the Cuda.****UPDATE****
I have abandoned the Hydroboost system for the car.
After spending numerous hours trying to get it to work, I never was able to do so. In all the efforts, I never got the unit to produce any assist at all. The lines were clear, no kinks. The lines were connected to the correct ports. I wore out 2 steering pumps in the process. First off, I started the fresh engine and had no boost and a rear main leak. I fixed the leak and restarted the car. The steering was working so I assumed the brakes were boosted too. The wife helped me bleed the brakes but didn't tell me how the pedal felt. When I went to drive it, It was stiff as you'd find a power brake car with the engine off. Then the steering assist started to fail. I swapped in another pump and the same thing happened again. Good steering assist but No brake boost....then the steering failed again. I tried several bleed procedures with the thought that maybe it just had air in the lines. I drove around the backyard and it never improved. I don't know much about these systems but it seemed strange that the steering would work for awhile but the booster never did since the fluid goes through the booster before the steering box.
I suspect that the flow control valve for the HB is somehow stuck and not moving to allow flow and boost.
Regardless, this annoyed me enough to call it quits and remove it.
I will be installing the same 15/16" manual master cylinder that I put in before I was given this HB unit to test.
I wanted to close this thread out with the recent news in case anyone stumbles upon this and wonders what happened.
Thanks to all that offered help.
If you don't mind cast iron, the Raybestos Blue is a good MC and what I run on my car.I need the part number on the 15/16" MC please for the Cuda.