Steve, you said, "You may want to consider a prop valve IF the rears
lock up early." Since they definitely do, I'm considering it, maybe an
adjustable one. But since I have yet to get a satisfactory pedal, which is
my primary concern just now, I'm considering trying to find a m/c quite
similar to mine, yet with a bigger bore--like going from a 1-inch to a 1
1/8-inch. Seems like power brakes tend to have larger bored m/c's than
manual brakes. At this point, I know NOT what bore my stock 1967 C10 m/c
has. Finding that is my 1st step!
(I even toyed with the idea of a disc/disc m/c. Each pedal stroke
should then pump considerably more volume thru both outlet ports and
hopefully give more "effective" pedal--start expanding w/c's earlier on each
stroke--although producing too much pressure simultaneously (about 1000 psi
used for discs vs. 600 psi needed for drums.) Then install 2 adjustable
prop. valves to bring down total psi and at the same time bringing rears
down more so to avoid premature rear lockup. I'd have to also install
"residual pressure valves" to keep wheel cylinders from completely emptying
like calipers do. Ironic, but adj'l prop. valves I'm eyeing are cheaper
than fixed ones! Comments on this toy-of-an-idea?)
Thanks, Steve. Pls. add more if more ideas surface. s
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