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Old 04-14-2011, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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MK2 Golf Brake Master Cylinder Question.

Some of you may know that my master cylinder needs to be replaced... I'm looking for a non-power master cylinder, so I can get rid of the brake booster and vacuum pump, reducing weight and parasitic losses.

Ideally, it should be a bolt in unit, but if anyone knows what cars I should be looking at, or even has one laying about for sale or free, it would be appreciated.

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Old 04-14-2011, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you have to find like a 1964 model to not have power brakes

Just get some more leverage/travel. Raise the pedal pivot up and lengthen the arm (or pound the floor lower and lengthen the arm). My golf never really had power brakes, no sweat.

edit: I suppose you could also change where the plunger connects with the pedal slightly, for more leverage, and maybe increase the pedal travel by grinding on something.

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