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Old 09-03-2020, 05:11 PM
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I think it’s a pad issue. I’m guessing you can stand on your brakes, and they basically do nothing.
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I think itís a pad issue. Iím guessing you can stand on your brakes, and they basically do nothing.
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Hello CSXBill,

Read most of the replies to you. I've got an early 4000 series with Wilwood brakes. Do you remember how your brakes felt the last time it was running? Car's do funny things when they sit for a while! I would first jack the front end up, and see if your wheels move freely. Just want to ensure your pads aren't sticking? Should be able to freely spin both wheels. Do the same for the rear. Next check your reservoirs. The small one towards the nose should be your clutch. The one nearest your firewall should be your front brakes, and center for rears. Let me know where your fluid levels are? Don't need to bleed your clutch just yet, since we're working on your braking issue. If your levels are good, take the car around the block where you wont have to brake on a hill or such, and warm the brakes up. Could be it just sat too long. I just got my car running again after 7 years, and all is good except for a leaking front master cylinder in the foot box, but I still have brakes! Will be replacing it soon!

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I have the same issue with my CSX4145. Girling brakes. Rock hard pedal, very little braking considering the pedal effort expended (a LOT). Had my shop try all sorts of combinations of master cylinder configurations, and we did also put in softer pads, and nothing seemed to make any difference. Finally gave up and decided to live with it, because it WILL brake acceptably well; it just requires a truly immense amount of pedal pressure, which at this point I have gotten used to. And I don’t drive the car all that much. We figured the only thing left to try is to send the calipers in for a rebuild and see if that helps. Might try that someday.
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Iíll send you a private message tomorrow and post photos. It is a very easy modification that gives you 2x the brake pedal pressure that the stock brake master cylinder has. I mounted one on a CSX6000 Series Continuation Cobra directly under the alternator on the main frame rail, you wouldnít even know it was there when looking in the engine compartment.
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For anybody interested doubling your brake pressure at the wheels without a lot of unneeded modifications please contact me using my email at jkb5 AT sbcglobal DOT net

The installation requires the fabrication of two brake pipes and a mounting bracket for the miniature power brake servo which requires a engine vacuum source.

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