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rear disk brakes finally work GOOD

I did sooooo much research trying to get a good combination for my brakes to work good, but in the end I just did what I thought would work and did "trail and error"
heres what I used.
1. 79 f-150 rotors
2. 79 chevy 1/2 ton calipers
3. 83 chevy 1 ton master cylinder, non-hydroboost
all therse parts are remarkably cheap.
a) I had to drill the mounting holes in the master cylinder to get it to bolt onto the stock power booster.. not much..maybe 1/8" bigger.
b) I found a large rubber o-ring to seal between the master cylinder and the booster.. silicone would work
c) I took the stock combination valve apart and got rid of the plunger. This causes fluid to leak out, so i welded the weep hole shut (tiny hole)
d) you could use adapters, but I swapped fittings from one line to another to get them all to fit.

jeep stops well enough to blow a stainless line apart now.
locks up my 37" MTR's going 40mph.. that stopping REALLY fast
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