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Old 04-24-2020, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default 62 TBird Master Cylinder

Swapping to disc brakes on the bird. Having issues with the MC that came in the kit - way too big. Was curious what other options there are out there for MCs that would work? Doesnít need to me stock looking.
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:37 PM   #2
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What kit did you buy and what exactly is wrong?
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:53 PM   #3
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Don’t know the kit, adapter and hardware worked for the calipers, rotors were wrong, bearings were wrong.
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:59 PM   #4
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As Kultulz asked, we need more details - where'd you get it from, any info like did they have a part number or description of the kit, are you using the original Midland-Ross brake booster or something else, etc.? Pictures would be MOST helpful. Inquiring minds want to know...
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:10 PM   #5
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If it's that wrong, doesn't fit and has no useful information about it...
maybe you should return it for a refund, or just cancel payment.
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:03 PM   #6
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Maybe it has one of those scrubby CORVETTE ugly MC's and you want it to look FORD OEM?

You have to be careful on some of these kit sellers as they have no clue. Throw GM parts in a box and ship it.
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Old 04-25-2020, 07:07 AM   #7
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Maybe it has one of those scrubby CORVETTE ugly MC's and you want it to look FORD OEM?

You have to be careful on some of these kit sellers as they have no clue. Throw GM parts in a box and ship it.
Iím thinking this was the case.

What modern style MCs will work with the original booster?
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What modern style MCs will work with the original booster?
Well, that's the problem. What booster style did they include with the kit? A FORD MC might not mount to it. If you choose a FORD MC, you may have to use a different booster.

Can you show photos?
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Well, that's the problem. What booster style did they include with the kit? A FORD MC might not mount to it. If you choose a FORD MC, you may have to use a different booster.

Can you show photos?
Yeah Iíll grab some pics later today. Looks like a GM MC to me.

My booster is good. Was curious if a Mustang, LTD MC would bolt to the stock booster.
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Yeah I’ll grab some pics later today. Looks like a GM MC to me.

My booster is good. Was curious if a Mustang, LTD MC would bolt to the stock booster.
OK, you are using the OEM booster? That narrows it down. I need to see how close the present MC is to the left side cross brace.
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Here are some pics. Original booster with 68 Mustang (took it out of my car to test) MC. Other pics are the booster and MC that came in the box.
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Here are some pics. Original booster with 68 Mustang (took it out of my car to test) MC. Other pics are the booster and MC that came in the box.
OK. That is the booster/MC combo you want. The one you are holding is a GM CORVETTE style.

Does the cross-brace clear the dual MC?
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OK. That is the booster/MC combo you want. The one you are holding is a GM CORVETTE style.

Does the cross-brace clear the dual MC?
Nope, darn cross brace is hitting lid.
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Nope, darn cross brace is hitting lid.
Two choices, cut a relief in the reinf (as little as possible) to allow the cap to be moved back and removed or find a shorter booster.
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Yeah I’m trying to find a shorter booster
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Yeah I’m trying to find a shorter booster
The booster you are showing is a 1968 MUST? How deep was the booster that came on the car?
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No that’s the factory tbird booster
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What's wrong with the original booster? Are you adding rear disc brakes? Kultulz is right the kit master cyl is GM usually for 4 wheel disc brakes. The Mustang master cyl you show is for drums (rear) disc on the front. The larger rear section on the Mustang unit is for the front brakes, smaller is for the rear drums. What's wrong with using the original booster and the Mustang MC you have?
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Ok so I think there’s some confusion going on here, most likely due to my description of the issue. We were just fitting up that MC from the Mustang to see if it would work. It wasn’t already mounted on the car. Original booster works fine.
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Can you give me the depth of the original booster?
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