Guys with ATS bracket and T56.......

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  1. XxWickedz28xX

    XxWickedz28xX Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What did you guys do with the brake pedal? Right now im using the factory pin, and the pedal is a bit lower than the clutch.

    Is it as easy as just drilling a new hole and using a bolt?
     
  2. PolarBear

    PolarBear Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I just left it lower, its really not a big deal
     
  3. XxWickedz28xX

    XxWickedz28xX Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I figured the 1/4" plate took some pedal travel away. My brake pedal felt a whole lot more firm before the swap, now it goes to the floor.

    Maybe the brakes need to bled more? Ugh
     
  4. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think some guys used an adjustable rod for the booster to take up the length.

    On the bleeding, I always get the best results by just letting it drip for a few minutes into a jar. Firmer than trying to use the pedal or my vacuum.
     
  5. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I bled mine by putting a 30" remote bleeder on mine, and elevating a bowl
    filled with brake fluid and pumping it until it was rock hard.

    Drill mod done prior. Can't testify how it performs yet though.....
     
  6. XxWickedz28xX

    XxWickedz28xX Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So i drilled a new hole in the pedal, gonna try and install it today and see how it feels.

    Changing the pushrod while the whole thing was out sounds like the move, i wish i thought of that. Unless it goes bad, i hope i never have to putz with that thing again!

    Sounds like i have some brake bleeding to do. :whine:
     
  7. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mine did the same thing, and that's one of the reasons I converted to manual brakes with an adjustable pushrod.
     
  8. earlysecond

    earlysecond Veteran Member

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    I had the same problem. It is, at minimum, very annoying and hard to get used to. I need to re-visit the whole issue and come up with a better solution. My car is apart and this issue needs attention before the fender goes back on !
     
  9. XxWickedz28xX

    XxWickedz28xX Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yeah its annoying. I drilled a new hole in the brake pedal, just not crazy about that idea long term.
     
  10. banaro79

    banaro79 Veteran Member

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    I drilled a new hole and welded it back in I'm gonna double check tho
     

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