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Old 04-26-2003, 08:48 PM
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Looking to put power brakes on my 40 Ford, and understand a popular Master cylinder to use is from a 76-82 Corvette. Does anyone know if the brake booster for this same year vette is 7", and will fit under floor of 40. This would allow me to buy at Autozone, instead of one of the rod shops, saving about $150.

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It is my understanding that the 76-82 Corvettes ALL had 4 wheel disc brakes. This would not be a good master cylinder unless you have disc brakes front/rear.


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Actually I think the vettes started using all wheel discs in the mid to late sixties but the later ones are probably easier(read cheaper) to get. I don't know the exact diameter of the booster but when I've looked at them doing other work I'd guess they are larger than 7". A friend is doing a '40 sedan delivery and he is using some small booster on his that he got from Autozone, I'll check and see what it is. Most master cylinders have pretty similar bolt widths in their family line and you can probably bolt the vette one to another smaller booster.

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Randy, what did you end up using? The fox body 5.0 Mustang is a popular choice for a booster. It is around 7". If you are going under floor you'll need a couple of residual valves.
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67 427 Vette came with either drum rear, disk front or disk all the way around power or non power. The master cylinder is very easy to get hold of, I got mine from Auto Zone and it was a new Raybestos unti for $43. It is a 4 wheel disk non power unit.

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