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56Rick
210 Series


Joined: 05 Dec 2020
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Location: Keene, Texas

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:51 pm    Post subject: Brake Booster Reply with quote

Hello,
New to this site, thanks for accepting my membership. Smile
I am restoring my 56 Chevy 210 that I have owned since 1969.
It's been in the weeds for a long time, but now it resides in my new shop on the lift for the rest of my days. Wink
Last time it was on the road, it had a 1969 Corvette 427 out of a friends wrecked car. Bad for him, good for me. I still have the engine and 4 speed, so that is probably what I will use.
My question is which brake booster/master cylinder assembly would you recommend for a big block in a 56?
I already bought a guys disc brake assemblies off his 55 that he is doing something different with.

Thanks in advance,
Rick Neighbors
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Marv Cowden
Bel Air


Joined: 18 May 2009
Posts: 204
Location: Grand Prairie

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:15 pm    Post subject: Brakes Reply with quote

I'm partial to the hydra-boost setup if you are serious about stopping. Seems a lot of people are using them, especially if you have an aftermarket cam that drops your vacuum level below what a v-booster requires.
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56Rick
210 Series


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Location: Keene, Texas

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:12 pm    Post subject: Booster Reply with quote

Marv,

Do you have any idea of the cost difference?

I'm going to build my 427 again, but not so radical this time. Wink

Rick
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Marv Cowden
Bel Air


Joined: 18 May 2009
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Location: Grand Prairie

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:11 am    Post subject: Hydra-boost Reply with quote

CPP sells an entire package for your car.
Check out the website below for their offerings.

www.classicperform.com/Store2/Hydraulic-Brake-Assist-Systems.htm

This system has saved my car several times since installation.
If you want to discuss further, call me at 9 7 2 2 6 2 5 6 3 2.

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56Rick
210 Series


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Location: Keene, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:19 am    Post subject: Hydro boost Reply with quote

Marv,

My car does not have power steering.

Rick
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56Rick
210 Series


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Location: Keene, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:32 am    Post subject: Brake Booster Reply with quote

Marv,
But they do make a nice booster/mstcyl kit for regular disc/drum applications. Rick
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Marv Cowden
Bel Air


Joined: 18 May 2009
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Location: Grand Prairie

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest addition of Hot Rod magazine has a very good article on converting a car to hydra-boost. You might want to check it out.

I'm not positive but you might be able use hydra-boost without power steering but you certainly would need a P/S pump.
Calling CPP would verify whether or not you must have power steering box.

Good Luck!

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56Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:11 am    Post subject: Hydro Boost Reply with quote

Well, the kit has a line that goes to the power steering pump, so I assumed that means you need power steering. Wink

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56Rick
210 Series


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Location: Keene, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:29 am    Post subject: Booster Reply with quote

Marv,

I tried to respond to your email, but it kicked back as undeliverable.

Rick
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Marv Cowden
Bel Air


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:03 pm    Post subject: Phone me Reply with quote

Rick, call me -
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