Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007!

Go Back   Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007! > Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A

Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A All things... Frame/Suspension/Brake

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-20-2020, 08:08 AM
Lowtech Lowtech is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: PA
Posts: 2
Default 2 piston master cylinder from Chevy PU

On ebay you can find a brake - clutch bracket to use an early 60 Chevy PU 2 cylinder common reservoir master cylinder as brakes and hydraulic clutch.

Anyone used this setup? Not common, so I'm thinking it might be marginal for brakes? It is a neat compact way to do it in a T bucket

LowTech
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-20-2020, 12:36 PM
Dr Crankenstein's Avatar
Dr Crankenstein Dr Crankenstein is online now
Rocket Surgeon
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SK CAN
Posts: 7,107
Default

If you're talking about this thing, it's been popular for ages. I have no idea how effective it is for brakes...



.
__________________
- The distinction between psychological illness and creative thinking is wafer thin -

1937 Chevy Coupe
1938 Chevy Sedan

Photo Posting and Resizing
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-20-2020, 05:07 PM
bob w bob w is offline
Still crazy after all these years!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 10,185
Default

I used one in a '34 International Pick up Had drum brakes all around and a 250 Chevy six with a Saginaw 4 speed. Still on the road since 2008 with the same set up.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-21-2020, 08:21 AM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 12,382
Default

They used them on the 1960 Chevy pickup and they actually worked quite well.
Dodge also use the same type of master cylinder on their pickups in the 60's
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-21-2020, 09:06 AM
bob w bob w is offline
Still crazy after all these years!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 10,185
Default

International used them also. The Chevy units have the brake cylinder to the outside and the clutch to the inside. You must move the check valve in order to use the inside cylinder for the brakes. International master cylinders are set up right for hot rod use but they are hard to find. Rock Auto has the Chevy units.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-21-2020, 09:14 AM
Blue Eyed Devil's Avatar
Blue Eyed Devil Blue Eyed Devil is offline
Devil's Advocate
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dayton, OHIO
Posts: 2,393
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob w View Post
The Chevy units have the brake cylinder to the outside and the clutch to the inside. You must move the check valve in order to use the inside cylinder for the brakes.
This.

Grind the "brake" and "clutch" castings off if you're easily confused, or leave them to confuse onlookers.

Also, they work great. As far as the bracketry, I can't speak to the eBay item. However I have used the Tardel swing-pedal setup it is copied from, and it worked out very well in a tight space.
__________________
I'm the dirty dozen for the price of one...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-22-2020, 05:55 AM
Lowtech Lowtech is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: PA
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Crankenstein View Post
If you're talking about this thing, it's been popular for ages. I have no idea how effective it is for brakes...



.
That's it. Thanks everyone for the inputs
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-22-2020, 07:33 AM
Bamamav's Avatar
Bamamav Bamamav is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Berry, Alabama
Posts: 5,027
Default

I drove an old 61 or 62 Chevy pickup with that setup for a while, worked good with the drum brakes on it, would lock up the wheels if you needed to.
__________________
2019 Undead Sleds Calendars available here--
https://www.zazzle.com/2019_undead_s...18503957825055
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Rat Rods Rule Inc.