Topic: school me on master cylinder design
I'm not sure I understand this properly, so looking for someone to explain it for me. I know next to nothing about hydraulic physics.
I'm altering a needlessly complex brake system by doing the following:
- removing the front brake booster that was originally fed from one port on the master cylinder, the line ran back to the rear of the car to where the booster was located, then all the way back up to the front and then to a splitter that went to one caliper on each side.
- replaced original master cylinder (rusty one on the right) with one that has two separate ports for the front, and will run a separate line from here directly to each caliper.
- The rear brakes will remain stock (no booster) with a single line running from one port on the MC to the rear splitter.
- The result will be much simpler, but time will tell how well it stops the car!
My question is, is it reasonable to assume that two lines directly from the MC -one to each front caliper- will provide more clamping force at the calipers than a single line to a splitter that then feeds each caliper? Or am I misunderstanding the physics here?
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