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bobforman
post Jul 4 2018, 01:59 PM
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Seems like I have a lot of travel from the top of the pedal position to where the brakes engage. When they do engage the car stops well. Is there a standard distance and, if necessary, how does one adjust the travel length?


A second question while I'm at it: On Pelican Parts site there is great debate regarding the advantages of moving to a 19 MM master cylinder from the factory 17 MM. Is there a definitive answer to this matter?

Thanks, Bob
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Dr. 914
post Jul 5 2018, 08:38 AM
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It is normal with a 17mm cylinder to have some pedal travel, this coupled with the squish feeling caused by the equalizer raises concern by many when first driving a 914. Check the free play in the pedal to master cylinder rod, and if correct then the brake function as you describe is normal. Switching to a 19mm cylinder will decrease pedal travel but increase pressure needed to brake. I see no reason to switch, as is removes a bit of the light feeling of driving a 914.


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Seems like I have a lot of travel from the top of the pedal position to where the brakes engage. When they do engage the car stops well. Is there a standard distance and, if necessary, how does one adjust the travel length?


A second question while I'm at it: On Pelican Parts site there is great debate regarding the advantages of moving to a 19 MM master cylinder from the factory 17 MM. Is there a definitive answer to this matter?

Thanks, Bob
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post Jul 10 2018, 10:25 AM
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Thanks, Doc.
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