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dallastx75208
11-05-2009, 11:16 PM
Installing a power hydroboost on a 62 hawk. I don't know how this mounts and if I have the correct brackets. Anyone have some good pics of the mounting. Or whre to buy the brackets.

64V-K7
11-06-2009, 08:36 AM
Hydroboost?.... you mean Hydrovac?

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64 GT Hawk
55 President State Sedan
70 Avanti (R3)

Dan White
11-06-2009, 08:37 AM
I think you mean a hydrovac? A hydroboost is a type of power braking system typically used on trucks but also on some GM autos over the years.

If that is what you mean it might be a good idea to post a picture of what you have and then we can go from there.

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

PackardV8
11-06-2009, 11:22 AM
The Hydrovac mounting and lines on GTs are a bit counter-intuitive. The best way is to have another one sitting beside you. Second best is to look at another one, take photos and make notes.

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8

dallastx75208
11-06-2009, 12:19 PM
Sorry I did mean hydrovac.
quote:Originally posted by 55Prez


Hydroboost?.... you mean Hydrovac?

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64 GT Hawk
55 President State Sedan
70 Avanti (R3)

studebaker-R2-4-me
11-07-2009, 09:31 AM
Just be careful to attach the hoses in the right location. If you swap the location the braking system does not work when the vacuum increases. Here's a picture of my hydrovac in my 64 Hawk before I installed my engine .

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/InnerFenderSkirt.jpg

I wish I had a better picture for you.

Allen

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1964 R2 GT Hawk
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1963 Daytona Convertible
Oakville, Ontario.
Hamilton Chapter

Dick Steinkamp
11-07-2009, 10:10 AM
Just my 2 cents, but if you have stock self energizing drum brakes on that '62 I don't think I'd put on a booster. If they are operating properly, they feel just like new car power brakes to me. A booster would make them super sensitive and not much fun.

The booster is pretty much necessary with 63 and up disc brakes. Boosted '62 drum brakes were rather rare. I would guess the hydrovac and other parts are different from the 63 and up.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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dallastx75208
11-08-2009, 09:14 AM
Looks like one of the lines leads down from the hose bracket and connects to another object than leads toward the back. The other line just leads to the back. What is that object the line is connected too?

quote:Originally posted by studebaker-R2-4-me

Just be careful to attach the hoses in the right location. If you swap the location the braking system does not work when the vacuum increases. Here's a picture of my hydrovac in my 64 Hawk before I installed my engine .

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/InnerFenderSkirt.jpg

I wish I had a better picture for you.

Allen

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/Side.jpg
1964 R2 GT Hawk
http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/th_IMGP0662-2.jpg
1963 Daytona Convertible
Oakville, Ontario.
Hamilton Chapter

Dick Steinkamp
11-08-2009, 11:49 AM
quote:Originally posted by dallastx75208

Looks like one of the lines leads down from the hose bracket and connects to another object than leads toward the back. The other line just leads to the back. What is that object the line is connected too?



One line IN to the hydrovac from the underfloor master cylinder.

One line OUT of the hydrovac. It runs to a "T" fitting on the frame rail that splits out the front and rear brake lines.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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