I started another thread earlier about just replacing a line. But, now I've got the engine out and have better access to all the brake lines, etc. and I can see it needs more brake work.
When I got this '67 it already had a front disc "conversion". Not really a full conversion though now that I look at it. And, now I'd like to set this up to function properly/safely-but, without having to spend the $$$ on a full, proper conversion. There are enough good, working order parts on hand to just put in the correct pieces.
The car was originally a power drum/drum setup.
I'll do my best to describe what's on it now...looking for what needs to be added so that the brakes will function properly.
- Looks like a disc swap from an early 70s GM ...maybe Chevelle discs? I only say that because I think I remember hearing that when I bought it. 14" wheels are on it now and everything clears.
- The master cylinder has the large rectangular rear reservoir and the smaller front reservoir...not the two round reservoirs like I see on every other '67 I've looked at
- The original brass/plated distribution block is mounted to the frame. But, that's it. There's no proportioning system anywhere; likewise no hold off valve.
What's the best plan going forward? Do I add a proportioning and hold off valve to what's already there? Or do I replace the distribution block with a proportioning valve?
I have a new 5-piece set of front-only stainless disc lines from inline tube. If I use ONLY what's in that set it looks like I replace the distribution block with a proportioning valve; OR
I run ONLY the distribution block and a hold-off valve with NO proportioning; OR
I insert the proportioning valve inline where the hold-off usually goes; OR
I leave the distribution block, cut some new line to insert a proportioning valve inline, and run the hold-off up under the MC as normal.
What do you all think?