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It’s a 69’ Torino I’ve owned for 18years. I’m finishing up a 2 year update/conversion. It’s a 557 with the tall Ford Motorsport valve covers. I put Wilwood disc brakes all the way around and this is the 1” bore mc they recommended. It’s definitely a fat one !! I pulled the valve cover to see what kinda clearance I had to trim the covers as I see some have done, but as you can see not much room for that. I know I’m not the only one that has run into this so I figured I’d see what all the options are before I go any further. Moving it over? Wildwoods brake pedal setup? Smaller MC? Any relocation plates? Thanks in advance View attachment 94193
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Are power brakes an option? You might look into a booster bracket out of a 70,71 Torino,Cyclone 429 car.Raises it up quite a distance but you still might have to move it over a little.Power steering? If so,how about a hydro boost out of a 2000 or so Mustang GT? Takes up a lot less room and the brakes will be fantastic without the Wilwood master. If no PS,maybe an electric PS pump.
 

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It’s a 69’ Torino I’ve owned for 18years. I’m finishing up a 2 year update/conversion. It’s a 557 with the tall Ford Motorsport valve covers. I put Wilwood disc brakes all the way around and this is the 1” bore mc they recommended. It’s definitely a fat one !! I pulled the valve cover to see what kinda clearance I had to trim the covers as I see some have done, but as you can see not much room for that. I know I’m not the only one that has run into this so I figured I’d see what all the options are before I go any further. Moving it over? Wildwoods brake pedal setup? Smaller MC? Any relocation plates? Thanks in advance View attachment 94193 View attachment 94197
I do not have any pics,but I put a right angle master mount under the dash.Makes life real easy,and keeps the fluid cooler.
 

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Thanks for all the good suggestions. I actually called Wilwood and talked to another tech guy, one that was very familiar with the situation I’m in , and he recommended a totally different master cylinder. Actually looks like it’ll work so we’ll see. Only problem is that it’s on back order and won’t ship until June 27th. Thanks again
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