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Kevin Leitem
03-22-2009, 08:45 PM
I decided to get rid of the brake booster ( I had Vacuum assist brakes, not ABS) I picked up a Wilwood master cylinder and brake pedal. Also got a summit proportioning valve/ distribution block.

And before i get the race car crap, I now call it a race car, because I also removed the alternator. but i am planning on keeping the interior. ( I like good looking race cars)

but here are a few pics

super red91
03-22-2009, 09:58 PM
Looks good...does this bolt right up? Looks like you made an adaptor plate?

I need to get rid of this ABS ~~~ soon and this looks like a nice option.

Kevin Leitem
03-22-2009, 10:38 PM
Looks good...does this bolt right up? Looks like you made an adaptor plate?

I need to get rid of this ABS ~~~ soon and this looks like a nice option.

the pedal and master cylinder bolt together. I just had to make the plate because the factory hole in firewall was too big

Ira R.
03-22-2009, 10:39 PM
Looking good there. When's the coming out party :D

Ira

neverfastenough
03-22-2009, 10:40 PM
what he said, My sc is dead but Ill drive the sable out to QC or PRP if thats where its first 09 pass will be.

Kevin Leitem
03-22-2009, 10:41 PM
Looking good there. When's the coming out party :D

Ira

I am hoping to make a few 1/8 mile passes before the may Dayton meet. but i am at least hoping for the dayton meet

Kevin Leitem
03-22-2009, 10:44 PM
as far as pedal pressure with manual brakes, the Wilwood pedal is a 7:1 ratio. The stock pedal is about a 2.25:1 ratio

fastsc92
03-23-2009, 09:37 AM
Kevin, are you running an engine front plate? Looks sharp.

90blkbrd
03-23-2009, 10:06 AM
What are you running for a thermostat housing? That looks really nice!!!

David Neibert
03-23-2009, 02:27 PM
I decided to get rid of the brake booster ( I had Vacuum assist brakes, not ABS) I picked up a Wilwood master cylinder and brake pedal. Also got a summit proportioning valve/ distribution block.

And before i get the race car crap, I now call it a race car, because I also removed the alternator. but i am planning on keeping the interior. ( I like good looking race cars)

but here are a few pics

Nice job.... Looking forward to seeing it run at the Dayton spring meet.

David

Kevin Leitem
03-23-2009, 04:05 PM
Kevin, are you running an engine front plate? Looks sharp.

no, but i did make connectors to go from the strut tower to the heads.

Kevin Leitem
03-23-2009, 04:06 PM
What are you running for a thermostat housing? That looks really nice!!!

it is a small block ford t-stat housing from CSR. a direct bolt in

Mike8675309
03-23-2009, 09:01 PM
it is a small block ford t-stat housing from CSR. a direct bolt in

Has that location worked well as a source for coolant temp? I notice you place a temp sensor there.

Kevin Leitem
03-23-2009, 09:19 PM
Has that location worked well as a source for coolant temp? I notice you place a temp sensor there.

actually it does not work all to well. I need to move it.

Mike8675309
03-23-2009, 09:49 PM
actually it does not work all to well. I need to move it.

I assume you deleted the heater lines? Is there a port on your water pump you can use to get coolant temp? Or if there are ports for the old heater lines, fab up a new line that just circulates coolant and has a spot to mount the sensor?

I do enjoy seeing what you're up to with your car.

quick35th
03-23-2009, 10:16 PM
Looks awesome Kevin, why did you decide to do away with the alternator?

Shane
Glynn Motorsports

Kevin Leitem
03-23-2009, 10:48 PM
I assume you deleted the heater lines? Is there a port on your water pump you can use to get coolant temp? Or if there are ports for the old heater lines, fab up a new line that just circulates coolant and has a spot to mount the sensor?

I do enjoy seeing what you're up to with your car.

no heater lines, I am not worried about it, I datalog the EEC temp sensor.

Kevin Leitem
03-23-2009, 10:50 PM
Looks awesome Kevin, why did you decide to do away with the alternator?

Shane
Glynn Motorsports

weight, easier to work on, frees up a little hp.