Q: Power Brake Booster
OK…I just spent the weekend discovering that what Classic Industries sold me as a replacement power brake booster for 1967-’70 birds with disc brakes will not fit my 1969 bird with power disc brakes. The rod that connects the brake pedal to the booster is almost exactly two inches longer on the replacement (7.75in vs 5.75in). So I am once again looking for a rebuilt 1969 power disc brake booster or someone who can rebuild the original. Does someone have a solution? Thanks.
A: I had a similar problem with my 1968, this is what I did. I got a piece of thick wall tubing (a piece of pipe basicly) with an ID very close to the rods OD, and cut a 4″ section. I cut the end off of therod about 2 inches from the end. Put the master cylinder and rod-end where they belong with the pipe connecting them, mark it, and weld it all together, both ends of the pipe. It worked well for me, I managed to fit an ’84 Z-28 booster and master cylinder on my 1968 bird. The smaller diamiter booster clears the valve covers nicely.
I know, it’s not factory, but it works good and uses easy to find parts (that I just happen to have laying around).
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