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    Posted: Jan/21/2021 at 10:57am
Anyone running manual disk front/ drum rear? How does it stop?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Heavy 488 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2021 at 11:24am
Originally posted by Joelfanti Joelfanti wrote:

Anyone running manual disk front/ drum rear? How does it stop?
Mine stopped by pressing on the brake pedal.
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Nice answer lol 
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My first car was a ‘77 Pacer and it had manual front disc brakes/rear drums from the factory. Heavy car, stopped fine. 

Much better than the ‘71 Pontiac LeMans I had with power drum brakes all ‘round. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 390amx1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2021 at 12:12pm
my 69 AMX has manual master, front 72 up front discs and stock rear drums.  I like the feel better than power.  I don't think I lost anything going to manual from power when I changed it out like 20 years ago. 
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Good to know everyone. Thank you !
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I also have manual brakes, using a Wilwood 15/16 master cylinder and 4-wheel disc brakes. 
I had used a 1-1/8 inch master cylinder earlier and the pedal feel was a bit much. The 15/16 is much better.
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Happen to have a pic of the wilwood installed ?
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Manual brakes manual trans and manual steering is how real men drive. Just sayin'. I daily drive my 63 nova (I know it's not amc) it has 4 wheel drums. It stops great but you must pulse the brakes. If you try to just hold them  down they either lock up or fade and it's terrible on the shoes. You just sort slowly pump them. I think disks are better in that they don't lock up as easily and much less brake fade.
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I may stick with Manual 
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