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  • Brakes: Vacuum boost for thru-the-floor brakes

    Has anyone been able to successfully power brake their Stude with a frame mounted M/C? I'm using Jim Turner's bracket with a dual system & front discs on my '58 Champion sedan.
    Would appreciate any feedback on using (or not using) a booster. Thanks!

  • #2
    That's the way the Hydrovac works. It would just power/boost the front brakes in your configuration.
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    • #3
      I posted this a few weeks ago. There is a dual hydrovac available, but it must be shipped from the UK. I will be buying one for my '58 C cab.

      https://creative-engineering.com/pro...ect-servo-kit/

      This powers both front and rear brakes.
      Dan White
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      64 R2 GT
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      • #4
        Why not use a hydraulic hydro-boost? They are small, and would fit under the floor, and would boost both front and rear. Click image for larger version

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        • #5
          Looks like the hydrovac doesn't have to be mated with the M/C, unlike the hydro-boost. Space is super limited where my master is, under the car and the hydrovac looks like it's connected by a brake line. I don't have power steering and from what I've read, the Hydro-boost gets it's energy from a PS pump. Searching hydrovacs, I see Cardone is a big supplier with several model numbers. The dual system from England looks great, but too pricey for me.
          Thanks for the ideas, Guys!

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          • #6
            If this is what you are planning Studebaker International sells remanufactured units that were OEM from Studebaker, made by Bendix. Also there are so many options on Amazon I would be careful which one you choose as most of these are designed for heavy truck use.
            Dan White
            64 R1 GT
            64 R2 GT
            58 C Cab
            57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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            • #7
              Also there are two types - disc and drum applications.

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              • #8
                Maybe something like what I was thinking about.

                https://www.onlineautoparts.com.au/p...els-/ZPN-14938

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                • #9
                  I think someone was building a electric powerbrake booster that the hot rod guy where using.

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