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I have a 68 camaro that drum brakes that i converted to disc i had rotor turned new brake lines new calipers pads and master cyclinder brakes stick bad why? is it paportion valve ?

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Replace rotors, don't turn them.

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    Interesting, disc brakes don't normally stick. Since there is no tension pressure against the pads like drum brakes.

    You indicated you replaced the right caliper and the master cylinder, but no mention of the disc or the piston (Some caliper assemblies are all in one, some are not.)

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    Disc is contaminated with oil, grease, brake fluid etc, when you brake, it is absorbed by the pad, gets hot and sticks.

    You didn't replace left caliper, piston isn't working well, sending all pressure to right side.

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