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mustang68mustangs
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From: pittsburgh,pa.usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 11-07-2001 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Wondering if anyone is running power brakes in their 67/68 stang with a 429/460? I want power brakes but I have the tall FMS alum.valve covers and they will hit the master cyl.I am wondering if I switch to the chrome pent roof style like T.Branda sells if the master and booster will clear.I have seen 428cj's with power brakes and it is real tight but I think the FE is wider than the 385 am I right?
also my engine makes about 11 inches of vac. at idle.will this be enough if I use a vac. canister.
Any input would be appreciated guys.
Bob

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-08-2002 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
11 inches is marginal, but you can install an electric vacuum pump.

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Just Strokin
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From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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posted 02-08-2002 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some years back, there was a small vacuum booter for the power brakes. I am not sure what model or year, but seems like it was back in the 67-69 Mustang era or maybe it was the granada.

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
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posted 02-08-2002 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
11 inches is marginal


None of the grrls have picked up on this one yet?

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TomP
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posted 02-08-2002 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen pretty small diameter boosters on mid 70's F250 trucks, the 67 Fairlane and i think Pinto/Mustang II's are small.

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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
Registered: Aug 99

posted 02-08-2002 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is an interesting swap. They put a booster and m/c from a Geo Metro in an early Falcon. It should work in a Mustang also. The whole booster/mc assembly is not much larger than a stock bare Ford m/c.

http://www.stuart.iit.edu/students/2112/restoration/powerbrakes.htm

also:
http://www.stuart.iit.edu/students/2112/restoration/documents/pbinstall.htm

Later,

David Cole

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