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1979 - 1993 Manual Brake Conversion Kit by Maximum Motorsports
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Description: Eliminate the problems associated with power-assisted brakes by installing MM's new Manual Brake Conversion Kit. While power-assisted brakes are great for a street car, they cause problems for race cars. Drag racers like manual brakes because they eliminate the need for the large and heavy vacuum booster. Road racers benefit even more by switching to manual brakes because power-assisted brakes make brake modulation very difficult. With power assisted brakes, the level of assist changes due to fluctuating engine vacuum. This change in assist causes the required amount of pedal effort to change. The pedal has an inconsistent feel to the driver, and the amount of pedal pressure required changes during braking.

Manual Brake Conversion Kit: Includes a new pedal arm, pedal pad, adjustable-length pushrod, firewall adapter block, brake light switch, adjustable pedal upper stop-bolt, and all necessary hardware. A brake master cylinder is not included. Note: Rerouting and lengthening of the brake hard lines at the master cylinder is required.

Pedal Arm Kit: Includes pedal arm, pedal pad, adjustable-length pushrod, brake light switch, and adjustable pedal upper stop-bolt. Does not include the firewall adapter.

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Registered: March 2002
Location: Long Beach


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Registered: July 2009
Location: Northern
Posts: 552
Review Date: 9/6/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5 

Pros: Cleans up your engine bay, race car appeal
Cons: Takes alot of time to get used to on the street.

Installed in my 89 LX at the same time as a 5 Lug cobra brake conversion. Install is fairly straight foward. Driving is another thing. There is a very large amount of pedal effort required to stop the car. It can be a little scary at times until you become used to it. Very short amount of travel in the brake pedal (1"). This is with the 93 Cobra R master cylinder which is what MM recommends. I have been told by MM that I can try different mast cyls from various models of Mustangs until I find one that has a suitable feel. That gets very expensive. I would only recommend this for serious road racing or drag racing. If I could do it again I would have kept the power brakes and just upgraded to a better vacuum booster.

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