Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Rolling Resistance As My Gal Heats Up
I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one with the braking issue you describe. The previous owner of my 63.5 427 car had installed Master Power Brakes power 4 wheel discs on my car. They seemed fine on the limited test drive I did before I bought the car. Shortly after I bought it I took the car apart for a major restomod treatment. From the time we got it back together, it has had this issue. We have done and tried everything mentioned so far, and then some, talked to numerous experts . . . can't solve it (yet!). It's definitely booster pushrod related. I have become comfortable driving the car the way it is, and when the car starts slowing itself down (feels like regenerative brakes on electric cars) I just hook a foot under the brake pedal, pull it up a couple of inches, and we're back to fine for a while. When the brakes start to drag again, repeat previous steps. As an aside, if you are using the OE hydraulic brake light switch, your brake lights will come on and stay on at the same the dragging is taking place until the hydraulic pressure bleeds off. So when you come out of McDonald's and see your brake lights are on and go "WTF", that's why. RAGGAREN, do you have a description and picture of the brake pedal return spring you installed in your car? I have thought about installing one but I haven't figured a way to do it that would look good so I would be interested to know what you did. Thanks. And for the rest of you, when you find a solution to this please let us know. Thanks!