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Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by 78camaro53, Jul 30, 2016.
Do you by chance have the wilwood mc part no: ???
Hey 78Camaro53, can you give an update as to which hydraulic parts you went with and did you use the Speedtech bracket? Have you been happy with your setup? I have an '81 Z converting from auto to either a TKO 600 or T56. Thanks for any advice!
Nice and clean! Where did you buy the mounting bracket? It looks great.
I don't know if this has changed over the last couple of years...but I ordered the McLeod master cylinder kit, and the master is actually Willwood.
I'm running the stock F-body MC, and I bought the Detroit Speed bracket for the firewall. Decent part, but had I known about the speedtech setup, i would have bought that. The DSE setup just tells you to grind the push rod of the MC apart, cut it, and reweld it. The adjustable heim that Speedtech sells is a MUCH better solution.
The DSE kit called for a 1/2" chunk to be removed... I ended up removing ~.600" by mistake... if that puts me in a bad spot, nothing i can really do without adjustability.
The only thing I can add to this as a fourth gen owner is that the stock clutch master is known to have issues when pushed (currently mine has the pedal sometimes stick to the floor and I have reach my foot under and pull it up) and also put a remote bleeder on the slave because you can't get to it to bleed it.
Wasn't that mostly due to restrictions in the actual line? Doesn't the drill mod take care of that?
I believe that is true but I remember reading somewhere that there is a better system out there now.
Here is what I had from a friend:
Dan - I was having this issue and when I upgraded my clutch a few years ago, I went with this upgraded master cylinder to solve the issue. I haven’t had the problem since.
https://www.tickperformance.com/tick-pe ... ebird-ls1/
They also make a super nice remote bleeder that I installed, makes it really fast to flush the fluid.
https://www.tickperformance.com/tick-pe ... ntiac-gto/
After some research I am going to with a wilwood or tilton master cylinder with OE slave cylinder and a remote style bleeder like that. I will be using a McLeod conversion line too.