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Brake Compatability

Hello, I have a 1995 Dakota IFS installed in my old 1959 F100.
It runs Ford drum brake at the rear and an early 1980's( I am guessing) master cylinder and booster.
Obviously the front brakes are Dakota discs.


Originally I started out with a kit master cylinder and booster (gold colored unit) which was just hopeless with a very small diameter booster and pedal was like a rock, could hardly stop the darn thing.


It was suggested that I consider a 1" bore setup from a road car, hence the Camaro setup as it was reconditioned and offered to me at a good price.


Since running this setup I have never really had a decent pedal.
It stops the vehicle but does have a lot of travel to the floor and does not inspire confidence in hard braking situation.


I was told by another guy who admits he does not really know that maybe my more modern Dakota brake callipers are not matched to my older style master cylinder.


Would anybody out there be well enough qualified in brake stuff to give me subjective opinion.


Many thanks in advance, Ross.
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