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studelover
06-28-2008, 12:34 PM
How dependable are the hvac boosters? I have a car that the PO bypassed the booster, acually removed it and put in what I believe to be a bypass. I want the original brake system intact, I'm I spinning my wheels here and after a couple of months find myself bypassing it myself? If the steel lines go into the booster what is done with the small rubber lines?
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64V-K7
06-28-2008, 12:56 PM
Rod, This appears to be a setup from a later car than yours. The 63-64 used the rubber flex lines as a means of easing the maintenance of the hydrovac. With only steel lines attached, you had to remove them to add the neatsfoot oil and then re-bleed the system.
The flex lines alleviated the need to disconnect the brake lines at all and made the maintenance quicker and easier.
The flex lines are attached to the Hydrovac, one to the input side, the other to the out and the steel lines are then connected to the flex lines at the bracket shown in your picture. This bracket is an additional one besides the piece used to mount the hydrovac.


Bob Johnstone
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JDP
06-28-2008, 12:57 PM
One flex hose goes in the booster from the MC, the other out to the brakes. A vacuum hose goes into to the manifold in the rear. BTW, the hydovac is probably toast and needs rebuilding. Replace the flex hoses too.

JDP/Maryland

studelover
06-28-2008, 01:34 PM
The Gentleman that sold me the booster and all the additional parts. I have them here and would like you guy's to tell me what I need or what I should use http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/mr1940/IMG_2134.jpg

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studelover
06-28-2008, 01:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

One flex hose goes in the booster from the MC, the other out to the brakes. A vacuum hose goes into to the manifold in the rear. BTW, the hydovac is probably toast and needs rebuilding. Replace the flex hoses too.

JDP/Maryland

JDP it did not have a unit on the car when I got it, 75.00 dollar core gone. This unit was rebuilt for me out of his inventory

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farmhawk
07-01-2008, 09:14 PM
You need all of the parts shown. I just hooked up the booster on my 61 Hawk, the rubber lines kind of turn into pretzel shapes when you get them connected. But it works just fine.

Wayen K.
Libby, MT
61 Hawk (Project)