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Old 06-12-2009, 05:38 AM   #1
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Default Brake master cylinder brace = WIN

I've had the Carbing FSTB for well over a year now and just reinstalled the master cylinder brace it came with.

The pedal is MUCH firmer with it. Less travel to grab, less travel to brake. Really nice.

The idea is like this:


This is an old pic without it, but you get the idea:
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Sweet, this is one of the MANY things we are doing to Savington's car while its down. But we will be fabbing our own using an old strut tower bar bracket.
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Sweet, this is one of the MANY things we are doing to Savington's car while its down. But we will be fabbing our own using an old strut tower bar bracket.
If you can weld you can build it yourself indeed. You do want some threading and a nut to preload for real effect. Mine sits against a 14mm socket on a bolt
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I have one in too, but I probably need to upgrade my brakes in order to feel any effect from it.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:48 AM   #5
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I have the mazdaspeed 3 point bar. it had that brace on the right hand side. I cut and welded it to the left side (WITH MY MIG JOE PEREZ!!) and now it's awesome.
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I have one in too, but I probably need to upgrade my brakes in order to feel any effect from it.
Needs more preload on the brace of brake bleeding maybe?
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Any pictures of the braces mentioned?
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That's one of the few things I like about that guy with the weird hair and the puke colored miata, he welded the shock tower brace in. There's a lot of fle in it since it's not really sitting on anything flat. I drilled a hole and put a bolt with a couple nuts for a MC brace, but it still flexes a bit on the shock bolts. It did help quite a bit though.
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I have the mazdaspeed strut bar in my car, and all id have to do is drill a hole through it and double nut a bolt against the master cylinder. Done.
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Does anyone currently offer a stand-alone master cylinder brace? I've been thinking about making one up, but I don't know if there is already anything on the market.
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The one in my car is standalone, but I bought it used and have no idea of its origins.

Spooky - I have it pretty well butted up against the MC, maybe I ought to try harder. Brakes are pretty freshly bled. Maybe I just can't tell the difference?
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Interesting. I'll have to see what I can come up with.
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Does anyone currently offer a stand-alone master cylinder brace? I've been thinking about making one up, but I don't know if there is already anything on the market.
Not any more. At one point Rspeed was carrying some(most likely where Koto's came from) but they selling them like 2 years ago.
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sorry to revive, but no one ever posted pictures of the braces installed. would like to see.
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I DIY'd one last weekend, I'll get some pics up tomorrow
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Had new MC, new caliper, new rotos, new pads and round the clock bleeding: result was reasonable but not wow. Just reinstalled brace: WIN.
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not to be picky, but for those of us who have never seen the brace, that's a pretty small picture and isn't zoomed on the business end.

I'm asking be cause I can't find a string to search for that produces pictures. This websites search function doesn't discriminate between words. If I search "master cylinder brace" i get every thread with master, cylinder, brace or any combo of the words.
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Use quotes around your words, it's supposed to work but I'm pretty sure I've tried it before and it doesn't always work. There was a thread about new search features a while ago, I could be doing it wrong.

Anyways, the search is pointless, its a bolt pushed up against the master cylinder. Some people use a little nylon spacer supposedly to protect the master cylinder from damage, but I've been using a bolt out of my hardware drawer for years and it's fine.

Here's a pic on FM's site from their 2nd super four challenge car. That's all it really needs to be, a bolt against the mc.
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That's a good picture. Mine is from the Carbing brace with a slight adjustment (14mm socket as spacer). Ill take pictures today if I don't forget
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