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Hi All, I have converted my rear axle to front brake callipers on my challenge Range Rover Classic. Lets just say it wasn't my greatest move although the brakes have plenty of power now. The trouble is now to get full braking you have to punch the brake pedal twice in quick succession, I have bleed the whole system up and once you have pumped the pedal twice the pedal remains firm and solid with the brakes locked (aka I don't appear to have a leak on the system or believe I have any air in the pipes). I have come to the conclusion that the master cylinder is too small to meet the extra fluid requirements of having 4 pot callipers right the way around? Does anyone know of any larger master cylinders that will fit the existing servo/pedal? Or alternatively I have heard some old lorries (pre air) had a pressure booster in the brake lines but haven't had much success researching these? Cheers, Readie
Hi, I am a new member to this forum. I have bought a 1959 series 2a SWB Landrover with a hardtop and 2.25 petrol engine. It is an ex RAF vehicle. It has been badly "restored", if you can actually use that word to describe the state of it. The steering has a bit of back-lash in the steering box, but it is still drive-able. The issue I have with it is the brakes. The are very poor. They are not servo assisted and pull to the left slightly. I really have to lean on the brake pedal to get it to stop. It is as agricultural as my 1970's International Harvester tractor. Are there any upgrades that are possible with the brakes to improve them? I would like to at least fit some form of brake servo. Is it possible to retro-fit any brake servo from another Landrover? It has freewheel hubs and I would like to keep it as original as possible, but I would fit a servo on the brakes if it can be done without any major surgery. I would like to do it so it is "un-doable" if I ever wanted to restore it to it's original condition for a 1959 vehicle. Any ideas? Thanks in advance... Cheers, Rob