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Old 01-24-2008, 03:22 PM
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Hmm, hydroboost, I need that in the worst way on my olds, the cam in my 455 barely pulls 6 lbs at idle which does not work well with a vacuum assisted booster.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by RustyNCa View Post
Hmm, hydroboost, I need that in the worst way on my olds, the cam in my 455 barely pulls 6 lbs at idle which does not work well with a vacuum assisted booster.
here is the version AbsPowerbrake has developed. Looks tempting and interesting.

I have seen other, non electric on

It is something I plan on researching and adding in the next or so.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:09 PM
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I'm not sure if this would have anything to do with this. But I
had 2 ford trucks with a very simular system in the late 80s.
and I will say they WILL STOP. Had alot of leaking problems
though. Mabey these guys have that figured out. But look out i'm STOPIN. (and gettin 11 cents change).................Bill
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:10 AM
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Hyd/boost works. Lots of plumbing. Yes, that means leaks. Have to upgrade the p/s pump too. Remember Sq/birds don't have "real" pwr steering. It's a manual box (strg/gear) w/power assist. (The cyl) Lovely system. Although, luckily mine has been pretty trouble free.

I don't see why having the K/H (underdash) booster would be an issue. They're pretty bullet proof. Most m/cyl bolt patterns are pretty universal. The only tricky part would be the new pushrod length. Prob have an adjustable one made pretty cheap. It seems to me the m/cyl is the easy part of the puzzle.
John Byers
1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
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