Brakes Front brakes heating up, pressurizing fluid, pedal stays up

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I bet the end of that rod was supposed to be ground down smooth which could take off a 32th, which is what all it would take. It still has the casting roughness on the end. I'm just moving on from this point, I just want to get it on the tarmac and drive it!!
 
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You can tell its hard to get on, I have to force the brake pin through the switch which makes me think the end of the rod is too thick. I measured it with calipers, it's exactly a 1/16th thick. What is your old one?

1/16" thick? Is that correct?


I measured mine and it's exactly 1/4" thick (0.251" exactly)
 

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Now I'm going to put back on normal rotors and see if all my brake issues are cleared up. Then it's time to put on the new X pipe with cars, Borla mufflers and stainless polished Flowmaster tips. Then I'm done. Crossing fingers. Else im just gonna drive it off a cliff.

Picked up a new project too.... 67 Fairlane GT 390 4spd from here....

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Thanks here to everyone who helped me out on the brakes!!

OK, I think she is good to go. Took her on a shake down run this AM. Seemed to do well. Brake pedal is not at top but not sure it was supposed to be, I can press and get great stopping power and pedal does not bottom out. I also completed the exhaust during this phase... which I think I will now call the done phase. Need to adjust one tip, hangs too low, go figure their bracket is wrong (Flowmaster tips == China). But they had the nicest one for my setup.

Exhaust == Stock Manifolds ==> Magnaflow Catted X-pipe ==> Pypes Extension pipes ==> Borla Mufflers ==> Flowmaster Tips and used custom Pypes muffler hangers for the mufflers.

I spread my love across multiple brands :)

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Mustang5L5

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That's a damn fine looking car.

Are you running the Borla Pro XP? If so, any sound clips or feedback? That's the same setup I plan on running.