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    Brake servo or not....

    Put a Tina mk3 clip on the front of the mk2 Consul,..Fitted 300mm discs and granny mk2 calipers, 2.9 v6 efi granny ,auto box.....As its an auto i dont need the clutch..if i make the pedal box to operate the two m/cylinders do i need a servo fitted..the rears are drums.....i have a servo lyin around if needed...

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    i would fit a servo if i were you i run front discs and drums on rear with no servo and its ok not brilliant and as iv got bugger all power in mine compared to yours (1400 moggy)you may find you need to stop in a hurry one day and be very thankful for the servo iknow its extra work expense etc but im sure it'll be worth it in the long run

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    Tanx mate, so you dont think the double m/c will suffice then..?

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    A double m/c generates far more braking power than a single doing the same . However this is only true if you use an adjustable bias bar, if both are pushed equally ther is no more power than a single set up.

    Personally I'd use a servo wherever possible as while dual m/cs work they take some getting used to.

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    One of the m/c shafts is adjustable, so i'm guessin it would take a bit of fettling to get everything right...With the brakes i have i was going to use a m/c for each i.e front and back..is this the way to do it or will i just go with the servo...

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    It's not just the rod length that has to be adjuatsble it has to have a method of swivelling in the middle of the 2 m/cs . This give details of the general set up .

    http://www.wilwood.com/TechPedalTip.aspx

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    Best opption is to use the brake master and servo that came with the cortina clip no guess work then.

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    Also pedal leverage recomendation is 7 to 1 servo, 9 to 1 non servo.

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    ..and most standard cars are 4 to 5:1 range so pedal pick up points would need modifying.

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    without trying to give any advise lets just weigh up some comparisons......
    1.ford prefect.2.1 pinto.2.8capri discs up front 107e drums rear,servo, soft pedal works fine
    2.ford mustang 1968,all original drums all round,no servo medium pedal works fine
    3 1947 chevy panel van ,drums all round,no servo,medium pedal works fine
    4. humber hawk ,custom 4 pot billet callipers front on295mm

    custom discs,rear ,cosworth discs/caliipers.servo on front,bias valve ,no servo on rear,works great (medium hard pedal)
    so many combinations...so litltle time,money,etc
    crazed country rebel

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