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Harrys'65
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From: Saint Paul, MN
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posted 05-13-2002 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harrys'65   Click Here to Email Harrys'65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, after a winter of no Mustang I finally pulled mine out for the season. Now that I am back on the road I want to make the change to power brakes with a dual chamber master cylinder.
I checked the archives, but didn't find much.
Where is the best place to buy them?(Power booster/master)
Where do I get the vacuum to drive the booster?
Any sites out there that show how to do the conversion?
Any words of wisdom from people that have done it?
Thanks
Harry

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Harry Straub
'65 Mustang Coupe
http://www.harrystraub.com/resto.html

[This message has been edited by Harrys'65 (edited 05-13-2002).]

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Dave Gibson
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From: Norfolk, Virginia, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
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posted 05-13-2002 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Harry,
The vaccum for the booster comes from manifold pressure. Unless you have a built engine. Then you might want to install a vaccum canister to help. Shop around for a brake booster. They aren't cheap. I had a spare, but sold it, already. Same with the master cylinder. Shop around. You will also need a porportioning block/valve. Check out Mustang Monthly. They ran an article not to long ago about this type of swap.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, future sleeper.

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-13-2002 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Harry: MAster Power Brakes has a made to order power brake booster and dual chamber MC for your car. 704-664-8866.

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Harrys'65
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posted 05-13-2002 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harrys'65   Click Here to Email Harrys'65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Guys, I am on it.
I have taken the winter off from checking the site.....it is nice to be back. Thanks for the help.

Harry

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65coupei6
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posted 05-14-2002 12:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can also check out Mustang Steve's website.

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Ford Inline Performance
MustangIndex-The Classic Mustang Search Engine & Web Directory

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Harrys'65
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posted 05-14-2002 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harrys'65   Click Here to Email Harrys'65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where exactly on the manifold does the booster vacuum line attach?
Harry

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Pierre
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posted 05-14-2002 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did this conversion on a 67. Look into the pedal + pedal support bracket situation, if it is the same as 67, the pedal's axle is higher up in the bracket and the pedal is therefore longer.

If you are Ok with non-stock items (yet stock look), here is a very cool MC upgrade for 65-66 at 127$:
http://www.cobraautomotive.com/new%20products.htm

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-14-2002 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Harrys'65:
Where exactly on the manifold does the booster vacuum line attach?
Harry

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On the the stock intake, think there's a T-fitting along with the modulator hose

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Dave Gibson
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posted 05-14-2002 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Harry,
On our Mustangs that had/have brake boosters, the vaccum line was connected to the spacer plate below the carb.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, "For Sale"

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Harrys'65
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posted 05-14-2002 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harrys'65   Click Here to Email Harrys'65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks....I need to get out there and look for my options for hooking it up. I found several places to get them.....they run about $325 for the booster and M/C. I will need a distribution block, and some new lines. I figure it will run about $400 total.
Thanks for the help.
Harry

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