Manual brakes w/s10 discs

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  1. 89rodknocker

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    Planning switching to manual brakes but need some help.

    What S10 parking brake cables to get since the pics or part number are not on the site.

    Also what manual master to run with a line lock on the brake setup below.

    1LE 12" rotor swap in the front with wilwood d52 calipers
    S10 rear disc swap.

    I've seen a kit online on ebay for around $189 but figured i might be able to piece one together for cheaper than this but unsure on what master.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-1981-...it-Camaro-Z28-Firebird-Trans-Am-/174073117031
     
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    Out of curiosity, why would you convert to manual brakes?
     
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    Low vacuum from my engine.
     
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    Does using the vacuum from the engine for power brakes really affect power that much? I didn't know that was a thing!
     
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    Power brakes relies on engine vacuum to work properly.

    This vacuum is produced by the engine and is stored in the brake booster. Once a brake application is made some of that vacuum is used and then the booster gets a vacuum refill (so to speak) from the engine.

    With the engine not producing enough vacuum it won't be able to keep up, so you're power brakes becomes a manual.

    Instead of going manual brakes, I converted mine to Hydro boost...
     
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    If you look closely you will notice on some of the more serious older "muscle cars" that are used on the road course and for Autocross actually using a manual brake setup.

    On/off WOT on an Autocross really tests the power brake setup, and on a road course, with WOT, the last thing you need is the lack of vacuum & reserve driving in deep with a 3.25 pedal ratio...pucker time LOL.
     
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