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Got my new brakes and other crap today from Strange. I took off all the old front drum and old master cylander and weighed them, then weighed all the new, there is exactly 30 lb differance. Went to mount the new master cylander I got from them, (strange) and just my luck, it doesnt bolt up. There is about 3/8 differance in the bolt pattern. This kind of **** happens to me all the time. When it does, I get pretty bent out of shape and usually tear up things like a kid. I maintained this time, and will just have to see where they messed up. Brake kit looks awsome though, cant wait to get it done, Here is a pic. I will put one on after I get it done.
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That kit looks sweet, keep us updated on how things work out. Will it go on stock spindles? I worked at SOHIO at King and Olentangy in Columbus when I went to college.
 

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That kit looks sweet, keep us updated on how things work out. Will it go on stock spindles? I worked at SOHIO at King and Olentangy in Columbus when I went to college.
I remember the exact Sohio. I worked at one @ rt 62 and I71, in 1976-1979. long time ago
 

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That Mopar master cylinder needs to have the holes slotted a little to make it work. Not a big deal.
If I slot it, it will be VERY close to breaking out the sides, and on an aluminum body at that. they said it would bolt up, not a good way to start.
 

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it will be VERY close to breaking out the sides, and on an aluminum body at that.
I've slotted them all the way on one side--ran it for a few years that way.
Same aluminum M/C, only I buy them at the parts store for $40.
 

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If I slot it, it will be VERY close to breaking out the sides, and on an aluminum body at that. they said it would bolt up, not a good way to start.
I had to do the same thing with my Aerospace Master Cylinder, at first I was like WTF! But after looking at it, it wasn't that bad, The one hole on the drivers side fit perfect and the other side I had to use my Dremel tool and elongate the hole to the point of almost breaking through the material but you don't.
Nothing is ever a true bolt with these old cars.
 

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I've slotted them all the way on one side--ran it for a few years that way.
Same aluminum M/C, only I buy them at the parts store for $40.
I guess you are wright. I could slot both sides and do one side heavier in case of break out. I want at least one side solid.
 

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Do the brakes use the stock drum spindle? How much did they cost if you dont mind me asking? Also...was you car a manual brake car to begin with or did it have power brakes?
 

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Strange kit is a direct bolt up. Yes, I use stock spindles. My car is originally a front drum brake car, non power. I paid $653 from dragraceparts.com. Dave, a friend of mine gets the best price, I shopped hard. I get a racer discount thru Jegs on most stuff, but not Strange, so I got the best price thru him.
 

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Well, I almost hesitant to update this now in the aftermath of 74nova and his unfortunate incedent today.
Something to think about because it happens often like in his case, is the master cyl pushrod coming out of the back of stock ones. Ironically, the one from strange has a bushing to keep it from coming out.
I finished it today with the exception of all my brake lines. I am going to put braided lines to the hard lines. Still need to make the lines from the master cyl to prop valve and line lock. It was much easier to install than I thought and they look awsome.


 

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No big deal on the fit...I just slotted the firewall slightly. I did put a plate behind the M/C to stiffen it all up nicely. They make the piece that goes behind it. Here's a pix of what I installed in my 66.

 

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This has nothing to do with the brakes.Even though they look awesome.

I am sure already know this.But your car is AWESOME!I can't believe how clean in is!My subframe is all clean like that right now.But yours seems to stay that way.

What I am trying to say is NICE car!
 

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This has nothing to do with the brakes.Even though they look awesome.

I am sure already know this.But your car is AWESOME!I can't believe how clean in is!My subframe is all clean like that right now.But yours seems to stay that way.

What I am trying to say is NICE car!
Thanks, I appreciate it. I try to keep it that way, but to be honest, I took Thursday and friday off vacation just to reclean and paint it again. A lot of work.
 

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I have that same MS sitting in my garage that I did not get around to putting on this winter if I did I would never have had my accident. Like they say hind sight is 20/20. will be going on once I get the new sub frame. If anything I hope people learn from my expensive lesson.
 
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