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Cut off switch for 6v positive ground?
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Moms 54
Hi all;
I am currently redoing my battery cables in my 54' positive ground system and curious on a few of your thoughts.

First off I went with the 1/0 cable and I am debating on if I should add the cut off on the Negative side or the Positive side.

And also I had already bought a racing cut off switch but wondering why I noticed everyone goes with the green cut off switch?

Posted on: 2016/10/15 21:05
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Re: BTV Replacement that should work for everyone
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PackardV8 wrote:
Those planning this need more info. Specifically the dash to firewall support. Of which we know nothing about yet.


I can not agree more,
On my conversion i am currently doing I studied and planed which way I was going for the best solution for sturdyness eliminating flex on the firewall and made my own bracing brakets for my 54' and she is firm.

Them firewalls are like tin cans to the pedal compression that would just tear apart in no time.

There are many different boosters and masters that one could use but there are a lot of mathmatics to it.

The first place to start is to find them mathmatics.
What is your brake caliper bore or total bores on a multi piston caliper. (Add only one caliper)

Then from there you can do the math and figure in your Master piston size and your pedal ratio. and then adding in you your rear brakes is another added mathmatical throw in...

Im not going to throw out a bunch of mathatical solutions up on here as im in relax mode right now.

But in short, to start you need to know your starting point!
#1 what disk conversion are you going to use with what caliper piston/piston's bore and along with the firewall support being firm.

I took my insterment panel out today and took some pictures of the supprot I constructed, I'll post on here. (I do have stencils of my configurations)

Now to say this;
Graig on here seems to have been around the block a few times and I trust what I see of his work, as we also have a common friend Packard Paul and when that man talks I listen...

In all to worry about an extact postion of the pedal closest to the original position!
Remember this; Your installing a booster/master which is not original....
In all yes we all would like it near the same area.

Here is the pic I took today of from under the dash from firewall to a main support area where the steering wheel bracket is bolted too...

Looks as though i'll have to upload it from my phone, hang tight.

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Posted on: 2015/8/8 20:20
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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Craig

I took a look on your web site and I see that you have a segment with Packard Paul.

I know him from when I lived in Las Vegas, he is the one that told me about the front wheel conversion from Ford trucks and how to do it.
Although after some searching I just went with the wilwood conversion.

He has some interesting stories on how he came upon the 56 Executive back in 63'.
Also of how he configured his push button trans shift with hydrolic's from a plane, as he was an Air Force mechanic. To even have this knowledge he has is amazing.

A good man I'm glad I met him and spent time chatting with him.

Posted on: 2015/8/7 10:39
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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No they did not come with it.

I did buy new lines some time ago that are still in the package, I did open one the other day and came to find they will work with a relaxing reach although I will need an adapter from caliper to hose and add In a cushion clamp.
Them hoses I have are from Autozone and I did a bit of research on them for the psi and found that they are tested for 4500 psi. So those will be good to go.

I'd prefer to go with a bango fitting rather than a 90 deg. fitting as the wilwood steel line kit offers for multiple reasons. One of most is the space between the caliper and the spinal mounting arm and who knows where the snugness of a 90deg. Would end sitting at.
(possible an awkward position)

I'll get back on that due to my van needing a fuel pump so she got the well needed the attention...

Posted on: 2015/8/6 13:38
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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Here is my pedal smoothed out and painted.

I just used some extra paint I had from in the garage.

A really light green and semi gloss black, lightly oversprayed several times and clear coated.
(It is pretty close to the color that was factory.)

These pics the paint had picked up a lot of the suns highlights and glares but, it looks more even when in person.

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Posted on: 2015/8/4 23:13
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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My front disk conversion and everything fits just right...

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Posted on: 2015/8/4 23:04
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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Well I guess I can not post pictures today I also have pics of my front drivers side disk conversion...

Posted on: 2015/7/29 21:57
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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Here is my pedal with the welding done smoothed and painted, I used what I had in paint here in the garage.
With a combination of John Deere Green and Semi Gloss Black.
These pictures I took don't look so great, I am still not use to my new phone and waiting for the focus, although I'll get better pics when done with the clear coating.
(It looks nice)

And you can see in the one picture I finally got my rear drum from hell off!

Posted on: 2015/7/29 21:50
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Re: Brake Booster Conversion
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Thanx....

Posted on: 2015/7/24 21:53
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Re: front disc brakes and a dual master cylinder
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I am doing one myself..

I have posted pictures and explained what I have done thru the process...

Posted on: 2015/7/24 19:28
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