Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Western Washington
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I believe it is the Front end that is locking up. I bought a complete brake system, master and booster pre-assembled with mounts ready to go. I think it was from Master Power Brakes but not sure, I thought it would be the easy way to do it guess that didn't work as well as I thought it would. Many years ago I did a Hydro Boost to another Jeep and sourced the parts from a GMC pickup in a junk yard and it worked great and I'm thinking I should have done the same this time around.
CJ7Taz I think you may have already pointed me in the right direction, The Vette master cylinder I needed is the older model that has a disk/drum system so maybe I've ordered the wrong system or I was sent the wrong system, As my current jeep is still a disk/drum system, will need to do some research and see if I can determine which one I have for sure. The free travel is yet still a problem, I do not remember a adjustable actuation rod, and may need to revisit this and make one as you have suggested.
Jim_Lou I believe you are correct, I can tell you that with just the weight of my foot caused the brakes to lock up and damn near put my face into the windshield. To be honest it scared the hell out of me as I almost hit my mouth on the steering wheel and forehead on the windshield, will have to test it in the back yard and see what happens.
Thank you both will try to check these things on my next days off and see what I can come up with for details. Again thank you for pointing me in the right direction, will up date you when I discover something.