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 Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 5:42 am 
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With all the rain yesterday I was in the garage yesterday for some time and looks like my master cyd is leaking.....AGAIN!!
Strange unit and this is the second one in 4 years!!
Anyway looking into a Lamb unit as there is positive feedback from one's that have them and never seems to be an issue..

Chuck........What do you have on your Probe?? Cause if I remember you have Strange brakes on there...Also anyone else
with a door car with strange calipers........ :-$

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 Post subject: Re: Brake master
 Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:52 am 
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My car has Wilwood stuff on it and the only thing I've done to it since I bought the car in 06 was change the fore and aft balance on the master cylinders.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake master
 Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:00 am 
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Barry, I have the Strange MC on mine. It's the Chrysler style with the plastic reservoir. I had some trouble with mine leaking and tried the Wilwood and couldn't get my car to stop worth a crap with it. It seems like when mine was leaking it was more around the caps and the grommets that connects the reservoir to the master cylinder. The cure for that is to clean up the seam from where the reservoir is molded and cut out some gaskets to put between the cap and boot. That tightens up the seal on the boot. If I remember correctly I was told that the air rushing by the master had a tendency to pull the fluid out of the MC in those areas. I have had to change my mine a couple of times but my header is too close the the MC and it eventually damages the seals in it. A heat shield helped that problem a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake master
 Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 12:34 pm 
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Chuck I went through all the cap leaking issues and it is now leaking again.
I also had a welwood master on the Vega and that would not stop very good like you had said O:) .......

What's the bore on your Chuck??? There telling me I have the wrong one for as fast as I am going #-o .(What's that got to do with it???)...Funny but that is the one that they said I needed.. :-

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 Post subject: Re: Brake master
 Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:13 pm 
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Bore along with pedal ratio will decide how much pressure the system has to put on the brakes. You can put a pressure gauge on it to see what you have and adjust from there.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake master
 Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Beretta wrote:
What's the bore on your Chuck??? There telling me I have the wrong one for as fast as I am going #-o .(What's that got to do with it???)...Funny but that is the one that they said I needed.. :-


Mine is 1 1/32" I think it's the Strange #B3360. As Mark said the size of the bore affects the ratio for the brakes and a smaller bore will have more travel but will take less pedal effort for the same amount of braking.

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