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Old 04-06-2009, 06:30 PM
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I just put a new 502 in my nova and with the new valve covers there is only aboue 1/4 clearance to the power brake booster. I have ordered a new brake booster (7") that will give me the needed clearance. I have a large cam in the motor and know that I will need to add the vaccum cans I use to use on another hot rod. I do not remember how to set them up (it has been several years) and need advice on hooking them up. I think you run the vaccum hose from the intake to the can or cans and then to the booster, is this correct?

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That will work. Main thing is to have the booster and accumulator hooked together. Be sure to add a check valve between the intake manifold and brake system. Also, did you consider a hydraulic booster (on Caddys and other?)? They take up very little space, run off hydraulic pressure from a power steering pump.

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