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Old 03-16-2005, 09:52 PM
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Minus the brake booster??

My brake booster is leaking in my 77 Camaro. Not that I'm cheap, but I'd like to just pull it out and go manual brakes. I've had cars that were manual brakes and I've just really never noticed a big deal? Can I take the booster out of this car and just mount my current brake cylinder in its place??? Thanks, John

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not exactly

You can remove the booster and the MC will bolt into place.

You have to change the lever action of the brake pedal to get a better mechanical advantage for standard brakes. Some cars come with a second hole already drilled into the lever. Check to see if you have the second upper hole. See complete assembly pic.

Also sometimes on brake release the rod can fall out of the MC, losing your brakes. You can weld in a bracket to keep it lined up. See pushrod support pic.
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Thanks for the pictures

So you need a longer rod to fit the second (lower) hole without it falling out?
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You have more mechanical advantage on the upper hole for standard brakes. The lower hole is for power brakes so they aren't so touchy.

The rod reaches further into the vacuum booster, so it doesn't fall out. It just goes into the MC a half inch or so. So it can fall out. Make the support and it will keep it inline.
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I think I've got it.. I really like your solution. All I need to do now is get that mopar MC, and get rid of that proportioning block for a knob style and I think I'll have this thing cleaned up like I want it...
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