My truck now STOPS!
Reviewed By William K (Saylorsburg, PA) Reviewed for a
Chevy C/K Pickup
—8/17/2010 7:25 AM
Am looking forward to driving my 69 Chevy C10 again, now that I have confidence in its braking ability. Kit arrived as described. Instructions were clear, easy to follow. I did have two issues; (1) mounting of the power brake unit (truck did not have power brakes before conversion), and (2) how to make up hydraulic lines to connect original lines to new location of master cylinder. (1) My original master cylinder push rod mounts to side of brake pedal. New push rod mounts to front of brake pedal using a yoke, which adds to overall length. I put a nut on each stud in firewall, then mounted power brake booster on studs, which let plastic boot at rear of booster meet firewall w/o crushing it; and cut 1/2 inch off pushrod to provide adequate b/pedal freeplay. (I also had to slightly enlarge booster mount bracket holes for clean fit to studs on firewall.) (2) Bought a tubing bender from Harbor Freight (<$9.) and bought some 8" and 12" brake lines w/brass connectors; was able to bend lines and connect from original lines to outlet holes of original distribution block at master cylinder (w/proportioning valve in line per instructions). This truck now STOPS! Night and day difference. Highly recommended conversion.