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    My Wife has claimed the 63 Lark Regal I bought a few months ago as her own, but the pedal effort of the manual drum brakes scared her too much to drive it. I bought a front disc brake kit from Jim Turner which went together flawlessly. (Thanks Jim!) But, I still wanted power brakes. I checked out the local pick-n-pull, and found a master cyl, power booster and bracket on a 1986 AMC Concord that measured up perfectly. I cut off the rod at the appropriate length, threaded it with a 1/2 NF die, and used a precision heim joint to attach it to the pedal. I ran all new steel lines, bled the system, and the entire combo works great. She was driving all over town last Sunday. For less than $100.00, including a rebuilt master cyl from NAPA, I now have power brakes!
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    1960 Hawk R2 4 speed project

  • #2
    Nice to see that little car got a good home.


    • #3
      That booster looks like a compact unit. I wonder how the room would be with a V-8.
      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup