Q: Vacuum Line on Power Brakes 1968
Does anyone know if a 1968 firebird with power brakes had the vacuum line (that runs from the booster to the back of the carb) pass through a small clamped bracket attached to the throttle cable bracket? I have seen this setup on 1967 firebirds, and on a 1968 firebird in an old magazine article, but have not had any conclusive evidence that this was correct from the factory. Also, does the vacuum line leave the booster upward (12 o’clock) or downward (6 o’clock) as it makes its way to the back of the carb?
A: Maybe someone can confirm this info because I removed my 1968 brake booster a few months back, but I think that I remember it correctly. Yes, the vac line runs through the bracket. The hose attaches to the booster at the 9 o’clock position. I believe that the valve on the booster is pointing to the RH side of the car not up. The original vac hose is pre-formed. Hope that this helps.
A: My 1968 with power brakes is set up like that. Appears to be original way to receive vacum.
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