CC 4 wheel Disk Brakes & Dual Master Cylinder Upgrade

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CC 4 wheel Disk Brakes & Dual Master Cylinder Upgrade

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Well after six years I finally pulled the trigger and installed 4 wheel disk brakes and a dual master cylinder setup of my own design.
Spent all my fall, and winter seasons in quarantine, a good amount of money, and a lot of math on braking calculations, but now I have a truck that stops on a dime.
A little more adjusting on the proportioning valve on some dry pavement this spring and I should be all set. Time will tell !
My driveway is snow covered right now and I refuse to drive on the local town roads due to the chemicals they put down to melt the ice & snow.
If you click on the pictures attached you can go to my, Postimages Account and select the albums for Disk Brakes and Dual Master Cylinder to see more pictures.
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Re: CC 4 wheel Disk Brakes & Dual Master Cylinder Upgrade

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GG, that is very impressive..... I have a 42 Command Car and a 42 Carryall that I would like to do this to both of them..... pls send me an email to Bob@BobRedfern.com, I would like to know where I can purchase the entire set up for both of my vehicles... thanks, Bob

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Re: CC 4 wheel Disk Brakes & Dual Master Cylinder Upgrade

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I had a Command and Carryall and both of them stopped very well indeed. I can see the attraction of discs, but to my mind you'd need a more powerful motor, lower gears, higher top speed, upgraded steering, and so on. Basically re-engineer the lot.

The golden rule is keep all the original parts and don't charge anything that can't be changed back.
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Re: CC 4 wheel Disk Brakes & Dual Master Cylinder Upgrade

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Gordon
"The golden rule is keep all the original parts and don't charge anything that can't be changed back."

I did keep all the original parts so when I decide to sell the buyer can change back, if they want.
Kept changes to a bare minimum while upgrading to better stopping power and road safety.
Only drilled two holes in the frame for an extra support bracket that really was not needed but I installed it any ways as on over design.
I like the low gears, double clutching, two handed steering that develops arm strength and 6 cylinder engine.
If I need speed I have new toys for that.

I got tired of redoing wheel cylinders over the years.
More than ten years ago I even had the master cylinder and brake cylinders brass sleeved.
Then I even changed/tried silicone brake fluid.
Quality wheel cylinders rebuild kits are hard to find, tired of the all cheap Chinese rubber crap!

So, I decided to go with disk brakes and up grade to a dual master cylinder.
The only bad parts in the disk brake conversion kit were Chinese calipers otherwise its all USA made, and I will replace them next winter !

The Japanese in WW2 did not kill my dad, but the Chinese virus killed him in just four days !

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Re: CC 4 wheel Disk Brakes & Dual Master Cylinder Upgrade

Post by Adam in Wa »

Excellent work. I clicked on your pics and it goes to Postimage for that photo, but I cannot select an album. Could you post a different link perhaps. I would love to see the details on the caliper brackets, and m/cyl adapter. Also, the hub/disc machine work.

Sorry about your Dad!
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Re: CC 4 wheel Disk Brakes & Dual Master Cylinder Upgrade

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Links to postimages web page for Disk Brakes and Master Cylinder upgrades.

https://postimg.cc/gallery/ycjHW2S
https://postimg.cc/gallery/YqvMCnC

Hopefully you should be able to copy one into command line and gain access to album.

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Re: CC 4 wheel Disk Brakes & Dual Master Cylinder Upgrade

Post by Loffy770 »

Nice work you have done.
Do you share your parts listand bracket design if I ask fori?

Sorry to hear about your dad, been there.