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Power Brake Upgrade

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Power Brake Upgrade

Postby Skidmark on Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:15 am

Wondering if anyone has upgraded to power brakes or knows of a good kit?

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Re: Power Brake Upgrade

Postby toolbox on Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:48 pm

Skidmark wrote:Wondering if anyone has upgraded to power brakes or knows of a good kit?

Thanks!


I'm not aware of a direct bolt in kit, but that doesn't mean there isn't one out there somewhere... If you have manual brakes on yours, just finding the correct PB parts from a donor car would probably be the easiest way to do it. One thing to keep in mind...the piston inside the power booster on these is sealed with a leather ring, and after 50 years it's bound to be pretty dry. I soaked mine in Lexol leather treatment...so far it's working fine. If you can't find an original setup, adapting another "big car" booster wouldn't be that hard ("that hard" being relative). You'd probably want to find one from another big car that was equipped with all drum brakes...going on memory here, but I think disk brake master cylinders have to be used with a proportioning valve, where drum brake MCs just go straight to the wheel cylinders... Some google searching would probably give you more information. You'd just need to find a booster that will physically fit in that space, and then try to make the rod from your pedal the right length to push the piston in the MC (it might need to be shorter or longer). I think Greg might have upgraded his to a dual MC setup...it might be worth sending him a PM.
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Re: Power Brake Upgrade

Postby greg pettit on Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:28 am

Yes, I installed a Ford power disc brake master cylinder in the Olds. No proportioning valve was necessary, and the brakes work great. I did need to mod the master cylinder slightly to allow it to fit the stud spacing of the Olds, though.

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Re: Power Brake Upgrade

Postby toolbox on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:32 pm

greg pettit wrote:Yes, I installed a Ford power disc brake master cylinder in the Olds. No proportioning valve was necessary, and the brakes work great. I did need to mod the master cylinder slightly to allow it to fit the stud spacing of the Olds, though.

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Thanks Greg, good to know. Did you mod the MC to fit the original booster then?
A dual master cylinder is a worthwhile upgrade unless you want 100% originality...if you blow a wheel cylinder or something with a single MC, you lose all brake pressure. With a dual MC, you'll still have the other half of the brakes working.
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