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Old 07-30-2013, 09:51 PM
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Thanks again,

I did leave the KH brake booster on the car. My friend and I then cut and threaded the original push rod to work with the "bolt-on" kit.

I have a proportioning valve ordered and pending no more "bolt-on" issues, I am a couple days away from bending the brake line, pluming in the brake light switch, and bleeding the system.

I would like to make the Woodward Dream Cruise at the end of August. Does anyone else attend this event?
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...I would like to make the Woodward Dream Cruise at the end of August. Does anyone else attend this event?
Yes. In fact, I wrote about this just yesterday:
http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=15503

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Old 08-11-2013, 09:26 PM
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Hello, I wanted to give everyone an update on my conversion. All-in-all it was a success. Not everything was exactly as promised as a "bolt on" kit. About 3-4 calls and 3-5 emails they did confirm what I thought to be true. After much diligence they have followed through on my request (incorrect directions, wrong parts, missing parts, waiting for correct parts...etc) and the kit was installed.

In the end the "bolt-on" kit is compatible with the factory A/C unit and the 14" Kelsey Hayes wheels. I still have some minor tweeking to do, but the car has been back on the road for about 100+ miles.

The braking difference is 100% better and makes the car much more enjoyable to drive. Most importantly it is much safer!!

Thank you for all your help and guidance!!

Next mission: Sway Bar!
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Good goin'. Did you take pictures of your brake conversion? If so, we would like to see them.

This brake conversion goes much easier if your Squarebird came with power brakes with the booster under the hood. Why? Because all the parts from the brake pedal to the firewall bracket can be reused. Simply drill new booster holes in the OEM bracket and mount a two-stage 8" booster with a dual M/C.

I plumbed my cars with CUNIFER brake line (it won't rust),a pair of brake line pliers and I used brass IFF nuts. I got the softest pads I could find. They grab the best with no noise.

Glad to hear your retrofit works well. - Dave
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