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  1. #1
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    power brake conversion

    what is the easiest way to accomplish this? im running the stock front/rear drums until money permits me to run discs, what all do i need to get some power to these things? do i have to modify the brakes themselves or do i just need a power steering pump, booster and power steering box?



  2. #2
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    You're wanting to go with a Hydroboost setup, or just a stock power brake setup?

    If you're wanting Hydroboost, you'll need all those things you mentioned - you'd probably be better off just calling Paul at Hydratech and buying a kit.

    For regular vacuum-assist brakes, you'd need the vacuum booster, possibly a different master cylinder, possibly a different pushrod, and a couple of fittings and a hose to hook the booster to the intake manifold.
    Last edited by derekf; 01-11-2005 at 04:20 AM. Reason: Insufficient information in the post

  3. #3
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    You could try speedtech performance and convert the front brakes first, rears later. The possible issue with an incremental approach is having to replace new parts each time a modification is made. Derekf has the idea to try first. Upgrade to power drums.

  4. #4
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    power drums, unfortunately, is all i can afford at this time. thanks for the help!
    richard