65 Dart rear brakes

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  1. dard2653

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    I have a 65 Dart with a 273 that I have been driving since last summer with a 71/4 rear end and not had any problems with brakes. This year I installed an 8 3/4 and now I cant get rear brakes to quit locking up, its almost like the front brakes are not working at all
     
  2. JBurch

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    Change out your rear wheel cylinders, get a set of 7/8 inch brake cylinders. Might also try an adjustable proportioning valve installed in the line going to the rear brakes.
     
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    OK thanks
     
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    pishta I know I'm right....

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    did you have 9's on the Dart? Because now you have 10's on the 8.75...?
     
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    yes I had 9's and now I have 10's
     
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    pishta I know I'm right....

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    so you got 10's on the rear and 9's on the front. Youll need to do some proportioning or juggle the brake cylinder sizes.
     
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