For any questions, please email me at david.schultz@manualbrakes.com or call me at 832-264-5566

Chevrolet Camaro (1982–1992)
Pontiac Firebird (1982-1992)


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THE BENEFITS OF A MANUALBRAKES.COM CONVERSION:

  • 6 to 1 Pedal Ratio - Creates less effort by the driver to stop the car and multiplies the fluid pressure in the system.  No other manual brake conversion kit can match this.
  • Dual Bolt Pattern on the Adapter Plate - Use GM, Ford, or MOPAR master cylinders.  No other manual brake conversion kit can do this.
  • Better pedal modulation for consistent braking - No low engine vacuum issues to worry about.
  • Firewall Bracing Plate Reduces Firewall Flex.  Other manual brake conversions charge you extra for this.


The adapter plate is CNC machined by a water jet from rigid 1/8” thick aluminum with dimensions that covers up the hole in the firewall after you remove the power booster. This modification will clean up your firewall by getting rid of the big, bulky power booster. Racers do this swap when their engine does not make enough vacuum to operate the power booster, to shed a few pound to make their car lighter, or to clean up the engine bay.  The pro-touring fans use manual brakes to get a better “feel” of their brakes when heading into a corner at a high rate of speed.  The adapter plate can also be polished up to a mirror finish if needed.

The firewall brace plate is CNC machined by a water jet with dimensions that extend out over the contours of the stamped firewall to dramatically reduce the flex associated with third generation (1982-2002) F-body Camaros and Firebirds.


The hole in the firewall will have to be notched for push rod clearance. 

A hole will have to be drilled into the brake pedal arm to accept the supplied stud for the adjustable pushrod assembly which is normal for any manual brake kit you buy.


See installed view at thirdgen.org  http://www.thirdgen.org/forums/brakes/724398-manual-brake-installation-pictures.html

Remember:

  • Higher Pedal Ratio = Less Leg Effort = Increased Braking Performance
  • Smaller Bore Master Cylinder = Higher Fluid Pressure = Increased Braking Performance
  • Kit comes with a gasket matched to the adapter plate to seal the passenger compartment from the engine bay.  The other kits do not offer a gasket in their kits.
  • Kit comes with a dual bolt pattern to run different master cylinders from GM, Ford, and MOPAR.  The other manual brakes kits do not have this feature.
  • Kit comes with a under dash brace that is included in the kit and reduces firewall flex dramatically.  The other manual brake kits offer this at an additional cost.
  • Kit comes with the correct size master cylinder that is matched to the size of the front and rear brakes.  The other manual brake kits offer a larger bore master cylinder which generates less brake line pressure.


Parts to Enhance Your Manual Brakes on Your F-body:

  • NON Low Drag Caliper (see below) - These type of calipers are mandatory to work with the supplied 7/8" bore master cylinder.
  • 100% Organic Brake Pads - Organic pads perform better at lower temperatures than semi metallics and ceramics.  Good for street and drag strip.
  • New Rubber or Stainless Steel Flexible Brakes Lines (front and rear) - Old rubber lines will "balloon" causing loss of pressure within the braking system.


LOW Drag Calipers

  • LOW drag calipers came on all third generation F-bodies with the standard (NON 1LE) front brake systems.  These same calipers came on 1982 -1988 G-bodies (Monte Carlo, Regal, Cutlass) and 1982-1997 S10 trucks and SUVs.
  • NON low drag calipers came on 1978-1981 G-bodies (Monte Carlo, Regal, Cutlass) and 1998-2003 S10 trucks and SUVs with the single piston front calipers
  • All replacement calipers should be rebuild to NON low drag (normal) specifications.  They rebuild them this way so they will work with both step bore master cylinders and strait bore master cylinders.  LOW drag calipers are designed to work with a step bore master cylinder and will not work with a strait bore master cylinder.



Brake Line Pressure Comparison

Leg Force     Pedal Ratio     Master Cylinder Bore     Caliper Piston Size          Clamping Force

100                   6 to 1                  7/8" (0.875")                         2.5"                          4898 lb of clamping force with a manualbrakes.com kit.

100                  5.5 to 1               1-1/32 (1.03")                        2.5"                          3240 lb of clamping force with other manual brake systems.


  • There is 34% more clamping force than any other manual brake systems.​



PLEASE ask any questions before you buy.  I will be happy to answer any of your questions



For any questions, please email me at david.schultz@manualbrakes.com or call me at 832-264-5566

​​​​​We ship to Canada.  Additional shipping charges will apply. 

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1.0" Bore Master Cylinder Applications
Front Stock Disc Brake (D154 Caliper)

  • Rear Stock GM, Front Metric (D154) Caliper on rear
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.75" 4 piston diameter or larger

Front 1LE Disc Brake Conversion

  • Rear Stock GM, Front Metric (D154) Caliper on rear
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.75" 4 piston diameter or larger

Front Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Stock GM, Front Metric (D154) Caliper on rear
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.75" 4 piston diameter or larger

Front C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock GM, Front Metric (D154) Caliper on rear
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.75" 4 piston diameter or larger

Front LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock GM, Front Metric (D154) Caliper on rear
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.75" 4 piston diameter or larger

Front Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock GM, Front Metric (D154) Caliper on rear
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.75" 4 piston diameter or larger

Front TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock Explorer Caliper Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • ​Rear Stock GM, Factory Calipers (NON-Metric) Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.38" 4 piston diameter or smaller
  • Rear C4/C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit​

These master cylinders will have 3/8-24 inverted flare outlets.  If running new lines, use 3/16" diameter line with 3/8-24 inverted flare fittings.

For use with a Strange or MOPAR style master cylinders

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$99.99  Part# FB3PKGW1

NOTE: This KIT does NOT use your stock brake lines that came out of the stock master cylinder unless you want to reflare your stock lines with 3/8-24 inverted flare brake line fittings.

MALIBU DAVE'S

$99.99  Part# FB3PKGMOPAR

1982-1992 F-BODY

MANUAL BRAKE KIT

-MOPAR/Strange Style MC

-7/8" Bore

​​-MANUALBRAKES.com Conversion Package
-NO Brake Line Adapters

-NO Adj Prop Valve

$149.99  Part# FB3K78X

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1-1/32" Bore Master Cylinder Applications
Front Stock Disc Brake (D154 Caliper)

  • ​ Rear TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Front 1LE Piston Disc Brake Conversion

  • ​ Rear TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Front Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • ​ Rear TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Front C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • ​ Rear TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Front LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • ​ Rear TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Front Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • ​ Rear TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit

​​Front TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock GM, Front Metric (D154) Caliper on rear
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.75" 4 piston diameter or larger

$99.99  Part# FB3PKGW2

7/8" Bore Master Cylinder Applications
Front Stock Disc Brake (D154 Calipers)

  • Rear Stock or Aftermarket Drum

Front 1LE  Disc Brake Conversion

  • Rear Stock or Aftermarket Drum

Front Wilwood Disc Brake Kit Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock or Aftermarket Drum

Front C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Kit Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock or Aftermarket Drum

Front LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Kit Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock or Aftermarket Drum

Front Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Kit Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock or Aftermarket Drum

***ATTENTION - WE WILL BE CLOSED JUNE 16-22, 2024.  ANY ORDER PLACED DURING THIS TIME WILL BE SHIPPED OUT SUNDAY JUNE 23,2024.***

NOTE: This KIT does NOT use your stock brake lines that came out of the stock master cylinder unless you want to reflare your stock lines with 3/8-24 inverted flare brake line fittings.

These master cylinders will have 3/8-24 inverted flare outlets.  If running new lines, use 3/16" diameter line with 3/8-24 inverted flare fittings.

For use with a 7/8" or 15/16" Wilwood Master Cylinders

For use with a 1.0" or 1.125" Wilwood Master Cylinders

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NOTE: This KIT does NOT use your stock brake lines that came out of the stock master cylinder unless you want to reflare your stock lines with 3/8-24 inverted flare brake line fittings.

1982-1992 F-BODY

MANUAL BRAKE KIT

-MOPAR/Strange Style MC

-1.0" Bore

​​-MANUALBRAKES.com Conversion Package
-NO Brake Line Adapters

-NO Adj Prop Valve

$149.99  Part# FB3K10X

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$99.99  Part# FB3PKGGM

1982-1992 F-BODY

MANUAL BRAKE KIT

-MOPAR/Strange Style MC

-15/16" Bore

​​-MANUALBRAKES.com Conversion Package
-NO Brake Line Adapters

-NO Adj Prop Valve

$149.99  Part# FB3K24X

These master cylinders will have 3/8-24 inverted flare outlets.  If running new lines, use 3/16" diameter line with 3/8-24 inverted flare fittings.

NOTE: This KIT does NOT use your stock brake lines that came out of the stock master cylinder unless you want to reflare your stock lines with 3/8-24 inverted flare brake line fittings.

1982-1992 F-BODY

MANUAL BRAKE KIT

-MOPAR/Strange Style MC

-1.03" Bore

​​-MANUALBRAKES.com Conversion Package
-NO Brake Line Adapters

-NO Adj Prop Valve

$149.99  Part# FB3K32X

1-1/8" Bore Master Cylinder Applications
Front TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • ​ Rear TBM/Strange/Aerospace Disc Brake Conversion Kit​​

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These master cylinders will have 3/8-24 inverted flare outlets.  If running new lines, use 3/16" diameter line with 3/8-24 inverted flare fittings.

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15/16" Bore Master Cylinder Applications
Front Stock Disc Brake (D154 Caliper)

  • Rear Stock Explorer Caliper Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • ​Rear Stock GM, Factory Calipers (NON-Metric) Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.38" 4 piston diameter or smaller
  • Rear C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit​

Front 1LE Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock Explorer Caliper Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • ​Rear Stock GM, Factory Calipers (NON-Metric) Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.38" 4 piston diameter or smaller
  • Rear C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Front Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock Explorer Caliper Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • ​Rear Stock GM, Factory Calipers (NON-Metric) Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.38" 4 piston diameter or smaller
  • Rear C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Front C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock Explorer Caliper Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • ​Rear Stock GM, Factory Calipers (NON-Metric) Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.38" 4 piston diameter or smaller
  • Rear C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Front LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock Explorer Caliper Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • ​Rear Stock GM, Factory Calipers (NON-Metric) Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.38" 4 piston diameter or smaller
  • Rear C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Front Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit

  • Rear Stock Explorer Caliper Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • ​Rear Stock GM, Factory Calipers (NON-Metric) Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1.38" 4 piston diameter or smaller
  • Rear C5/C6/C7 Corvette Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear LS1 Camaro/Firebird Disc Brake Conversion Kit
  • Rear Gen5/Gen6 Camaro Disc Brake Conversion Kit

1982-1992 F-BODY

MANUAL BRAKE KIT

-MOPAR/Strange Style MC

-1.125" Bore

​​-MANUALBRAKES.com Conversion Package
-NO Brake Line Adapters

-NO Adj Prop Valve

$149.99  Part# FB3K32X

The Manual Brake Conversion Package does NOT come with a master cylinder.  NOTE:  If you don't see your master cylinder listed below, please call to determine if we can put together a conversion for you.

For use with 1982-1988 stock F-Body master cylinders

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NOTE: This KIT does NOT use your stock brake lines that came out of the stock master cylinder unless you want to reflare your stock lines with 3/8-24 inverted flare brake line fittings.

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*** The Third Gen F-BODY Manual Brake Conversion KITs ***


***CHOOSE YOUR KIT BELOW BASED ON YOUR FRONT AND REAR BRAKE SETUP***


Each KIT below comes with a master cylinder that matches the bore size to your front and rear brake setup. Matching the correct bore size to your front and rear brake setup gives the appropriate amount of volume on the first pedal stroke and the maximum amount a line pressure with the least amount of pedal effort.


Please contact use if your front and rear brake combination is not represented below so we can suggest a KIT that will perform best with the brake setup you have.


Phone or Text:  832-264-5566

​Email:  david.schultz@manualbrakes.com

These master cylinders will have 3/8-24 inverted flare outlets.  If running new lines, use 3/16" diameter line with 3/8-24 inverted flare fittings.