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Old 12-31-2002, 11:34 AM
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I have a '45 chev school bus on a 1 1/2 ton chassis. The front brakes are stock with 1 1/4 dia pistons. the rear end is off a '75 1 ton ford (dana 60) with 1 1/16 dia piston. The master setup has a peddle assembly with a 7 to 1 ratio, 9" booster and a master cylinder from a '78 chev 3/4 ton pickup with 1 5/16" dia piston. It stops but leaves much to be desired. johnrudzitis@hotmail.com

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well if it stops the brakes are in their own right ok. when you say they leave much to be desired i am guessing that you find he experience a little scary. it might have to do with long soft rubber brake hoses and a booster that doesnt assist you as much as you might like it to.

try haveing some sainless-spun hoses made, that will firm up the pedal-feel alot, if that doesnt fix the experiecne, try and rebuild the booster, or install a hydraulic booster, the latter will most certainly cure the problem..

ive installed a hydraulic boooster in my impala, and i could lock all four wheels at 120 mph with four wheel drums.... så i can guarantee you that it works

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Can you give me more info on the hydraulic booster (ie. sizing and sourcing)?
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