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Mattzdad
04-26-2007, 09:44 PM
I have a 65 Dayton w/o power brakes. Any suggestions on best way (lowest cost) how to go about adding power brakes? Best place to get the parts, what parts I will need. Does anyone sell a "power brakes "add on kit"? I do understand that I will need a booster and a new shaft of some sort, plus a vacuum line. That's about the extent of my power brakes knowledge. Thanks for your help ahead of time. Oh yes, is this better left to the pros?

Dick Riley aka Mattzdad

Roscomacaw
04-27-2007, 12:15 PM
I might have a booster in my stash of stuff. I'll have a look later.:)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

JimC
04-27-2007, 01:20 PM
It's not exactly the same as a Stude, but I had an old F*rd pickup truck for a while that didn't have power brakes when I got it. All I bought for the thing was the booster, the vacuum hose, and a fitting to connect the hose to the vacuum system. All in all, it was a couple hours of fairly painless work.

Now what I want to know is, how without reengineering the whole darn car does one add a power booster to a Stude with the old "under the floor" style master cylinder? I'n not really looking to do this, but I would imagine it's simply impossible.

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Restoring my grandfather's '60 Lark, one rusted bolt at a time.

Maple Lake, Minnesota

Dick Steinkamp
04-27-2007, 01:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by somecallmejim
Now what I want to know is, how without reengineering the whole darn car does one add a power booster to a Stude with the old "under the floor" style master cylinder? I'n not really looking to do this, but I would imagine it's simply impossible.



Stude offered power brakes on their cars with underfloor master cylinders from the 50's through 1964 (actually from the 40's in trucks). They used a remote hydrovac system. Here's one in my '63 Hawk...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/200/474713063_53e94bafdb.jpg




Aftermarket systems like this are available if you want to do a little re-engineering...

http://www.pickupsnw.com/55-59powerbrakekit.jpg

http://www.pickupsnw.com/brake_booster.html

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg