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66 Convert to Dual Cylinder


16 years ago, I parted a '69 Strato and used the engine, a 350, in my '66 Chief. I also used the power steering and brakes as the Chief was a bare 250ci, 3 a-la tree, standard steering and brakes. I removed the old master and complete line set with blocks from the '66 Chief and replaced it all with the complete mockup from the '69 Strato. For me, a much cleaner approach plus it uses the necessary parts meant for the system. The combination valve bolted in the same hole that was there for the existing splitter.

The only change I did was to remove the existing flare nut off of the '66's rear line which was smaller where it screws into the combination valve and replaced it with the one off of the '69's rear brake line. Other than no wire attached to the warning brake switch and the '67-'70 style brake booster, when you look under the hood, it looks as if it was actually meant to be there.

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-- Edited by 67Poncho on Sunday 28th of February 2021 01:39:16 PM

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Yup,   thats exactly the way i would do it.  factory combo valve is the way to go.



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So what is the advantage to using the valve vs. doing it the way Mark did with just hooking up one reservoir to the front lines and the other one to the rear line?

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On top of a new left front (which you'll need anyway), You're likely going to need a new right front line if you go with a 67-70 distribution block. I don't think the 66 original line will bend up enough to reach the port, but maybe.

Ez go with no motor in place, a little more work with it in.

The rear line should be a straight bolt in though.



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At the end of the day it is entirely up to you... I too am a stickler to the way things look and the way they are suppose to look. That's just me... But from what you say, you want things to look like they belong, the way the factory did it as well. I just added my 2-pennies worth to the thread. 

The only difference is that I prefer my rear brake line supported, the way it was meant to be... Like I stated, I am a stickler for the fine details in those things as well.



-- Edited by 67Poncho on Sunday 28th of February 2021 02:01:35 PM

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