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Old 09-11-2015, 07:28 PM
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Dan, it's personal preference. You can leave it connected or you can remove the whole thing.

1960 Thunderbirds don't have the bellows booster at all. So I doubt if anyone will be looking for yours. Booster Dewey told me that the materials back then were really bad and that these boosters simply failed from age. They are not cheap to rebuild because of supply and demand.

The real point is, they don't help much. Everything you need will be in the new booster including the reservoir (vacuum chamber) and check valve.

It's your car to do what you wish. Someone told me that they couldn't tell a difference when the bellows was connected or when it wasn't. You can do the test on your car. If it were my car I would take the bellows out. It's just another thing that can go wrong and I don't want to fight the thing if it stops working.

I should tell you that most of us are using the same type (Corvette) M/C BUT ours have a 1" bore, not 1-1/8". The one inch makes an easier pedal but the larger bore uses a shorter stroke. I have tried them both and I prefer the one inch M/C. - Dave
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