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Old 10-19-2012, 02:10 AM
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The C5 master incl the reservoir sells used for $50 on our most famous auction site.... $150 new.... even AutoZone sells it.... C5 and C6 seem to be different acc to the part numbers on AutoZone's website, although some sellers on Ebay list the master for 97-2012 (C5 and C6)....

Maybe I pick one up so that I can swap it when I install my Wilwood calipers... I'll have to bleed the system anyways because I'll be using DOT3 instead of DOT5 fluid....
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:54 AM
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If theres no braking advantage Ill prob stick with the stock stuff. Im lazy like that! Ha.

Ill try to get an install thread going next week. Thanks for the advice everyone! Any suggestions on where to score a cheap 12v vacuum pump?
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:37 PM
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If theres no braking advantage Ill prob stick with the stock stuff. Im lazy like that! Ha.

Ill try to get an install thread going next week. Thanks for the advice everyone! Any suggestions on where to score a cheap 12v vacuum pump?
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Good call!
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:56 AM
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I considered this same basic thing (c5 calipers) a couple years ago. After actually taking a wheel off and mocking things up, I determined it was not worth the effort, what I like to call the "shit to worth" ratio. The problem is that the c5/c6 calipers are a sliding design (note, c6z06/zr1 are excluded) requiring far more room behind the spindle to allow for travel. Mounting the caliper either in front or behind the spindle, as in the 2 o'clock or 10 o'clock position, made little difference. On the later cars there is enough of a gap between the upper and lower control arms for the caliper to fit without interference. The c3, not so much. This could be somewhat offset by using a different rotor with a smaller hat offset, but I still think you might have interference issues.
Now, if you could somehow score some c6z06 calipers you would be in business.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:57 PM
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Ill try to get an install thread going next week. Thanks for the advice everyone! Any suggestions on where to score a cheap 12v vacuum pump?
You can find vacuum pumps 12vdc that are made for ambulances. Gast makes them but most people want too much for them. A Thomas pump is hrder to find but usually cheaper. It's just as good as the Gast.
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My 70 will be running with a Hydroboost (aka Hydrobeast). I have SSBC aluminum brake calipers on the 70 as I do on my 68. My 68 has manual brakes. I think I have a braking capability with my C3 rotors that is at the maximum of their design range.

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:41 PM
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My procharger got into an argument with my power steering pump and alternator for under-hood space. The procharger won. So vacuum only for me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:53 PM
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My procharger got into an argument with my power steering pump and alternator for under-hood space. The procharger won. So no brakes for me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:09 PM
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$79, Hella vacuum pump on Amazon.com... I just bought one - it looks nice
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