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« on: August 21, 2014, 09:15:26 PM »
does anyone know or has anyone ever tried to replace the 23/32 wheel cylinder with the 7/8 unit?
they are so close in dimension can't see the harm in going to the larger cyl.
input please

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Re: wheel cylinders
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 06:25:29 AM »
The 7/8" cylinder mounting bolts are bigger than for the 23/32" cylinder.  Might be able to use with bigger bolts and modified backing plate, but have not tried.
http://www.fordpinto.com/general-help/pinto-brake-swap-question/msg144916/#msg144916
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Re: wheel cylinders
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 11:14:56 AM »
The 7/8" cylinders have a 32.5% greater volume than the 23/32" cylinders. That equates to a substantial difference in pedal travel and feel.
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