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Willwood brake master cylinder pushrod eye size

jc_chandler

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I picked up this power brake kit and it's mounted up well so far, the only thing I ran into is that the ID of the hole on the push rod is about 1/8 inch larger than the diameter of the post on the brake pedal. Has anyone run into this, solved for this, or have any ideas for how I can or should fill that void? I was thinking maybe a metal (or rubber) sleeve of some sort but this is new to me so I want to make sure I do this right especially considering it's the brakes.
 

Randyzzz

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I picked up this power brake kit and it's mounted up well so far, the only thing I ran into is that the ID of the hole on the push rod is about 1/8 inch larger than the diameter of the post on the brake pedal. Has anyone run into this, solved for this, or have any ideas for how I can or should fill that void? I was thinking maybe a metal (or rubber) sleeve of some sort but this is new to me so I want to make sure I do this right especially considering it's the brakes.
In some of the better stocked hardware stores they sell nylon bushings. That would probably be the best solution.
 

Chamba

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I took a 3/8" metal dowel about 1 1/3" long and sanded it down enough to slide into the master cylinder easily. I bevelled the end facing the pedal push rod with 1/4" drill bit just to make sure the rod centred correctly. This also gave me the length I needed to be able to adjust it correctly.

Sorry I haven't got any pictures of it (same reason I never did a build thread.... I'm technologically lazy) but I hope my description helps.
 

jc_chandler

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Thanks guys, makes sense all around and it's good knowing that approach is acceptable. I'm going to swing by Ace later to see what they have that might work.
 
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