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wetwolfone
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted September 14, 2005 07:30 AM  
Car is a 73 Malibu. What power brake boosters will work for this car.

ncichos7
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted September 14, 2005 11:12 AM  
Dave, most guys in Jamestown (Widmer/Jacobson/Corell) have ditched the booster all together and have been running manual brakes. Im going to convert mine over this winter!

wetwolfone
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted September 14, 2005 11:56 AM  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by ncichos7:
Yes, I've thought about getting rid of it, but I really like the brakes the way they are. When I had to drive without it, I didn't like it at all.


James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted September 14, 2005 02:25 PM  
Do you have real manual brakes or screwwed up power brakes? There is a difference!

wetwolfone
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted September 14, 2005 02:32 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by James Ott:
Do you have real manual brakes or screwwed up power brakes? There is a difference!

Right now I have screwed up power brakes. Booster broke during heat and had to bolt MC right to firewall and shorten the rod so I could make feature.

I'm open to any and all suggestions on how to set it up with manual brakes. I'm just used to the power brakes and I like it.

uintyracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted September 14, 2005 09:49 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by wetwolfone:
Right now I have screwed up power brakes. Booster broke during heat and had to bolt MC right to firewall and shorten the rod so I could make feature.

I'm open to any and all suggestions on how to set it up with manual brakes. I'm just used to the power brakes and I like it.



use 1974 camaro manual master cylinder...21 bucks at NAPA


J3
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 188
posted September 15, 2005 03:18 AM  
What is the advantage to running manual breaks verus power breaks? If I get rid of my break booster and go to actual manual breaks, what benifits does that have? Oh, and what one (manual cylinder) would I need to get for a Ford.

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