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  1. 73cuda408

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    I'm new to this forum,, so bear with me.. i need help finding a brake booster for my 73 cuda, pancake style. rebuuilt or somebody to rebuild it for me... I've been looking for a while
     
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    Sent my 71cad plated PB Booster to "Booster Dewey Exchange " years ago was happy with the result.
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  3. Steve340

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    I had the Midland Ross booster on my car and changed it to the Ram Man Hemi booster.
    It is much more powerful than the pancake booster and is brand new.
    I got the installation kit off him and his Hemi master cylinder and I am very happy with it.
     
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    So did you have to relocate/change your front and back brake lines ?? How much more room did that set up take up ??
     
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    Mine was already a disc brake car so lines etc were no change.
    My car is a 340 engine and I found there was more room. Although the booster is slightly longer it is less diameter.
     
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    I just had a look on his website and the whole kit including master is $525 with free shipping
     
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    Booster Dewey for rebuilds. Just had one done by them last winter. Recommended them 100%
     
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    The problem i keep wondering about is that i have big bump stick solid lift cam, and i wonder about booster holding what vacuum i have. I see these 8 inch boosters for me but dont know if that's works for my car.. Maybe i should give Deweys a call and end this ??? My car is also a oem front disc brake car.. just looked at it again and it would'nt be that bad to move brake lines..
     
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    Only theory unless you measure vacuum. Pretty easy to put a gauge on it.
     
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    also most solid cams have decent vacuum if they have enuf initial timing!
     
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    I'm running about 38 dgs inital timing on this cam, numbers are at dur 50 thousand 252/262 lift 542/555 with 1.6 rockers. It's a 408 if that matters. Original booster had fluid in it so i bought a booster from Ramman.inc . Now i have 1 good push on brakes and that's it,they will almost lock up but let up and try and push again almost nothing... Been doing something research and i'm going to install a vacuum pump i believe... anybody got a better idea let me know
     
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