Thanks Allan, working on that now. I am trying to make the stock 2010 Camaro SS brake booster and master cylinder work. It’s a pretty compact unit and figured matching the brake booster with the calipers made sense.Looks great. Do you know what system you'll be using for the power brakes?
Thanks Roger, the electric vacuum pump looks nice. Chevy recommends using electric vacuum assist since the LT4 does not pull enough vacuum in all circumstances. Since I am planning on using a factory ECU and not aftermarket I may be able to use the Stock GM electric air pump, but if not the mpbrakes looks like a very good choice,I'm planning power brakes also. I had this unit left over from my GTM build. Not enough room in the GTM. https://www.mpbrakes.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=2BFE78F8695F4586AC70FD356397FEAB
They also have a electric vacuum pump so you don't have to rely on manifold vacuum. https://www.mpbrakes.com/accessories/ac9001k-silent-drive-electric-vacuum-pump-kit.asp
Thanks Ian, I was looking at that one and also a single up front and another single in the back for the rear brakes, but concerned if the NJ safety inspector would be ok with that solution. Wasn’t sure if they are DOT approved. My logic being stock Camaro calipers with a Stock Camaro brake booster and Master cylinder should pass inspection.Perhaps try this one as a remote brake booster.
All in 1 unit and can work with dual master cylinders
And use it with a vacuum pump
JoelThanks Ian, I was looking at that one and also a single up front and another single in the back for the rear brakes, but concerned if the NJ safety inspector would be ok with that solution. Wasn’t sure if they are DOT approved. My logic being stock Camaro calipers with a Stock Camaro brake booster and Master cylinder should pass inspection.
Ian, you bring up a very good point.Joel
What is the front / rear weight of your car compared to the Front / rear balance of the Camero? I bet the Comero is front heavy and you are rear heavy so the brakes should accommodate the correct weights.
1)Have’t tried that yet, may need an access hole somewhere or have to remove the seat and dive under the dash. To initially install it there are the access holes above the foot-box but I don’t think they are usable after the A/C plenum is attached. Also, I may forgo the adjustable pedal bracket. All I would need is a different actuator rod I can fab up. Since I already purchased the adjustable pedal bracket it would be nice to use it.Joel. Two questions
1. I see to adjust the pedal, you need to get to that back bolt. Have you tried to physically get into the footwell with pedal and steering column installed? I don’t fit
2. What impact is that direct heat source on the booster going to have?
Is that the wife’s furniture? Brave man.
Thanks Ron, agreed. The aluminum is more for mocking up since my equipment marginally can machine steel. Yes, was planning on making the final version in steel and should have mentioned that.Nice work !
Are you certain that your actuator rod is up to the task?( Especially with the pedals in the rearward most position)
I think I would feel much better seeing it made from steel instead of aluminum.
Thanks Cam, I was thinking power steering was higher on the priority list than power brakes. But would prefer both. If I do Install the power brake setup I could easily return to manual brakes or visa versa since I only need the small cutout for the brake booster on the front of the foot-box. Could always attach a solid plate to close it out if I decide to reverse it. Right now I am probably going to install it and see how it goes.That's some great before/after shots of the body relaxing!
Great stuff on the power steering and brake setup. I'm really looking forward to how it plays out. Both would make the SLC an easier car to daily drive. Power steering would be handy for all these tight 90s we do on the streets, not as critical for sweeping turns or short stints at a track day. I had originally leaned towards really wanting power assist brakes when I first started driving - but with miles and continued bedding of the pads the desire for power brakes has subsided quite a bit. I think you'd have a more relaxed time driving with power assist, however.