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Old 23rd-January-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Starting my winter project, front disc brake install

Hey guys, after quite a bit of research the past few months I'm ready to start the front disc brake conversion on the Nova. I'm going with the CPP 6467WBK-S kit, Right Stuff complete front/rear brake lines and manual master cylinder/prop valve. I'm also installing a Hellwig front sway bar while I've got the car layed up for a bit. All parts are on order, so I should be in business in a week or so.


The Right Stuff Detailing master cylinder/prop valve has the connections facing the passenger side, and the brake lines are evidently designed to match right up. Time will tell, and I'm hoping everything goes together smooth. One thing going from a single pot mc to the new dual pot, I wanted to going ahead and replace all the lines on car.

I'll keep you guys updated through the project. Wish me luck!
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Good luck. Make sure to post some photos and tips for the install. Thanks!
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Old 24th-January-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
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being the conversion you're doing will require bleeding the brakes, why not upgrade/replace the rear brake hose too?
i'm sure if it hasn't been addressed it is showing signs of degradation.

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being the conversion you're doing will require bleeding the brakes, why not upgrade/replace the rear brake hose too?
i'm sure if it hasn't been addressed it is showing signs of degradation.

good luck on your upgrades...
D'oh, forgot to mention that I'm rebuilding the rear drum brakes as well. Nothing special, just a stock rebuilt with new drums, cylinders, shoes and hoses.
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good job, i'd hate to see you inoperable because of an existing worn part.
good thing to do complete system and not halfway.
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The Right Stuff Detailing master cylinder/prop valve has the connections facing the passenger side, and the brake lines are evidently designed to match right up. Time will tell, and I'm hoping everything goes together smooth.
I just put these same parts on my car this past weekend, they matched up great. Just be patient fishing the lines in if the engine is in the car, mines out so it was a piece of cake.
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I just put these same parts on my car this past weekend, they matched up great. Just be patient fishing the lines in if the engine is in the car, mines out so it was a piece of cake.
Thanks for the info! The brake lines were the one thing I was a bit nervous about. I contemplated bending/flaring my own lines, but in the end decided to just replace all the lines with their kit.

Are you running manual or power brakes?
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I just put these same parts on my car this past weekend, they matched up great. Just be patient fishing the lines in if the engine is in the car, mines out so it was a piece of cake.
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Thanks for the info! The brake lines were the one thing I was a bit nervous about. I contemplated bending/flaring my own lines, but in the end decided to just replace all the lines with their kit.

Are you running manual or power brakes?
YOU GOT PICS OF THE RIGHT STUFF LINES IN THE CAR OR LOOSE? PT#'s
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YOU GOT PICS OF THE RIGHT STUFF LINES IN THE CAR OR LOOSE? PT#'s
The parts haven't arrived yet, but I'll snap some pics when they do. Maybe someone else can chime in here with pics.
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Well the brake line kit and mc/pv setup came from Right Stuff today, and I'm skeptical at best. Right off the bat no instructions or diagrams. That's pretty cool, maybe they're catering to those of us who like a challenge possibly.

Anyway, the "8 piece" front brake line kit only contained "5 pieces" - unless they're counting the rubber boot covers as "pieces" (yes I'm incredibly sarcastic). Looks like its missing at least the line from the wheel well junction to rubber hose piece. I've looked at the front kit 6 ways to Sunday, and I don't see how this is going to fit but what do I know. Also not included are the lines that run from the mc to the pv, thought that would be a given to include.

So I'm going to call these guys tomorrow and figure out what's going on, maybe even ask for (dare I say) some diagrams or instructions. I know, I know I'm one of those "hard to please" customers.

Wish me luck.
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you may need to adjust the length of the pedal actuating rod on the booster unit so the rod & clevis are the proper length for your car...

don't be upset by this modification, it's somewhat of a universal part and sometimes these things are needed to properly fit the part "to your car"
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you may need to adjust the length of the pedal actuating rod on the booster unit so the rod & clevis are the proper length for your car...

don't be upset by this modification, it's somewhat of a universal part and sometimes these things are needed to properly fit the part "to your car"
I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I'm staying manual. No booster needed here, just master cylinder/prop valve.

Think it was asked what part# I ordered, here they are:

XKT6268 "8 Piece" Front Brake Line, Std Disc Conv 62-68 Nova
XIN6266 2 Piece Front to Rear Brake Line, Std Disc Conv 62-67 Nova
XRA6202 2 Piece Rear Axle Brake Lines, 62-65 All Cars
DBMC18 Master Cylinder 1" Bore
PVK71B Prop Valve Kit for Bottom Mount
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ahhhh... ok
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Anyone have a diagram of the factory brake line routing of a 64/65? From what I understand, 64 and 65 were the same routing up around the cross member. I'm trying to explain to Right Stuff my setup (which is factory stock) so they can let me know which lines go where.
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Old 26th-January-2012, 09:57 AM   #15
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Easy to do! I did this to my 65 last year and its to bad you bought everything my CPP kit will be for sale in a couple of weeks. The only difference is I used there CP31500-C master with built in valve.

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