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A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. #1332424 Sun Nov 03 2019 03:50 PM
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Lugnutz Offline OP
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I made another DIY post for my BLOG. LINK HERE
Most brake boosters are too large and don’t allow enough room for an inline six air cleaner.
I have a 1995 Blazer brake booster and MC in my 65 engine bay and had to use an aftermarket air cleaner (which I don’t like at all).

My 63 engine bay is much more original and this 7” brake booster is just perfect. The air cleaner fits just fine. If you review my BLOG post you’ll see how I fabricated a connection for the pedal push rod.

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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332431 Sun Nov 03 2019 05:12 PM
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Saw that on the other forum, good work, looks great and I bet stops great too.


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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332434 Sun Nov 03 2019 05:19 PM
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That looks almost like an air brake chamber. What is its original application? Another approach to getting power brake assist in close quarters would be to use the hydro-boost system that uses fluid pressure from a power steering pump to operate the master cylinder. Those units are even smaller in diameter than the booster you're using there.
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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332442 Sun Nov 03 2019 05:48 PM
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Jerry,
Yes, hydroboost works great and is compact BUT . . . REQUIRES a functioning PS setup and those inline 6 PS pump brackets are not easy to find. Therefore, hydroboost adds the cost of adding PS to the equation.
I’m not sure what application this booster and MC are intended. The MC bore is 1” and the booster might be a double diaphragm design.

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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332455 Sun Nov 03 2019 08:42 PM
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I believe it took me about 4 hours of fabrication time to build a set of brackets for a remote-reservoir PS pump on a round track racing engine, starting with 5/16" flat steel plate and a plasma cutter. Sticking to original-equipment brackets for custom installations can limit one's options pretty severely.
Jerry


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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Hotrod Lincoln] #1332463 Sun Nov 03 2019 10:08 PM
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No doubt a shop fabricated PS pump bracket would get most folks over the biggest hurdle. Then there’s a need to source the double V pulleys for the alternator and crank and water pump. Those are more readily available.
Then make a bracket for the frame to upgrade to a PS gear box. Then hoses to fit the hydroboost as well as the gear box. Whew!

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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332465 Sun Nov 03 2019 10:29 PM
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My new brake booster works GREAT!

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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332472 Sun Nov 03 2019 10:37 PM
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Easy on that brake pedal Lugnutz! wave


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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1333299 Mon Nov 11 2019 11:54 AM
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Yea, wow be careful there, that's an expensive windshield.
Great work! I don't own a 60-66 truck (yet.....) but I enjoy watching and reading about the progress on yours.👍


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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1334306 Tue Nov 19 2019 04:12 AM
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There is no rule that says a booster has to be on the firewall. On some very crowded engine compartments we have the booster/mc in the trunk. Do a search on "Remote mounted booster" and read the literature.


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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1334323 Tue Nov 19 2019 01:01 PM
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TUTS 59 Offline
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Why not just move the booster to the left until it you get the clearance you want, then fabricate an offset link to the pedal assembly.


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Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: TUTS 59] #1334324 Tue Nov 19 2019 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
Why not just move the booster to the left until it you get the clearance you want, then fabricate an offset link to the pedal assembly.

This bolted right up without fabricating anything (except the connection to the pedal push rod). The solution has already been worked out using the parts I used. I see no need to fabricate a different solution.

Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1334325 Tue Nov 19 2019 01:10 PM
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Fabricate the air cleaner... headscratch

Re: A brake booster that allows me to keep my inline six air cleaner. [Re: Lugnutz] #1334356 Tue Nov 19 2019 05:23 PM
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TUTS 59 Offline
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The 7" vac boosters were OE on the 80's model Corvette's. It should move than enough for one of our old trucks.


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