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Old 12-09-2003, 12:46 PM
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Power brakes and blower

Some of you guyes have probably already been through
this but here goes. As everyone knows with a blower
there is little or no vacume, so how do i get enough
to make the booster work properly? I have seen a vacume
pump advertised but the thing looked to be vary large and
with a truck there is not a good place to install one.
Thanks Loy

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Old 12-09-2003, 01:53 PM
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I would think that with a truck, there's more room there than any other automobile. I've seen some fairly small ones, only a little bigger than a PS pump, but can't remember where. I'll look around and let you know what I found. But that's about the bet you can with the blower, is get a pump. You could try a canister (like the ones that come stock) to see if it helps, but not sure if it would.
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You might want to consider installing a hydro-boost system off of a diesel equipped truck.

In case you are unfamiliar with this system:It has a hydraulically operated mater-cylinder that receives pressure from the power steering pump.Excellent stopping power!
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You might want to consider installing a hydro-boost system off of a diesel equipped truck.

In case you are unfamiliar with this system:It has a hydraulically operated mater-cylinder that receives pressure from the power steering pump.Excellent stopping power!
Power steering, on a blown motor?!! LOL! The only thing worse is A/C...lol. I'm just kiddin. That sounds like a cool set up though. Is it easily adapted to MC for autos?
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Could you not make a vacuum pump from a discarded air pump?
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The hydrobooster is not a hydraulic master cylinder, it's a hydraulic assist servo, it runs off a power steering pump. I have one too. They came in diesel cars & trucks and some gasoline cars. There are 2 kinds, the oens with and without the N2 reserve canister. The canister (gold color) is for assist when the engine cuts out.

The hydrobooster installs in place of a vacuum booster, or if you don't have any brake assist it jsut installs on the firewall with the master cylinder on it.

Not only does it work great, it also gives much firmer brakes than any vacuum booster.

Here's my booster:



The hydrobooster unit without MC:
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The electric vaccum pump ECI sells i have used on some low vaccum applications and its works fine. Pretty easy to stuff it under the floor boards and run a line up to it.(could put it under the dash but it loud) Could also run and extra tank. Its going to become a normal thing on most new cars in the future along with electric power steering pumps and air pumps. Hadicap vans and cars run them now.
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Thanks a lot for the help, the Hydro Boost sounds great. I guess the next step is to prowl through the wrecking yards for diesel
pickups. If i don't find one i will use the vac. pump. This truck is different than most pro street trucks. It will have power windows,
brakes, steering and a.c. Hopefully it will be a trailer queen that haul's *****.
Thanks again
Loy
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