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ok i have tryed to get the 8' brake booster from everywhere but they are always sold out. I have a 73 swinger with a 440. disk brakes up front and 11'' drums in back. What do i need to buy and do to switch it over to manuel brakes?

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I removed the power brake booster from my car. I just had to buy a manual brake pushrod, and don't forget the little rubber ring that keeps the pushrod seated in the MC. Everything bolted right up to the firewall and the pedal without any problems.
 

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Why not get your original unit rebuilt? I had mine done at a HD truck specialist. Of course that was years ago....but it is at least worth looking into.
 

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Ron, your mailbox is full so I couldn't send you a message. All of the factory parts are designed to work with either power or manual brakes, so everything bolts right up. The pedal sits higher due to the longer stroke required with manual brakes. I am happy with mine, but I still have drums on the front.
 

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there where you types of boosters made. a 8" and a 9" booster. I have a 9" booster and it hits the valve covers. I need to get a 8" booster but every autopart store i go to says that they can no long get them. Is there a way to get my 9" booster to work?
 

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No booster on mine. I also have an adjustable valve on the rears to fine tune it. The stopping power is good. :)
 

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ok im lost. I bought a manuel M/C for a 67 dodge dart and it will not bolt up to the bracket in the car. Is there something that i am missing? Also can i use the M/C push rod from any dodge car or truck that has manuel brakes?
 

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If you are talking about the bracket the booster was attached to, it has to be removed. The master bolts directly to the studs on the firewall. I'm not sure if all pushrods are the same.
 

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All I did is take out booster and got a new adjustable pushrod from mopar performance, worked slick. And i have disks up front also. I dodn't notice any diffrence, then again my booster had a leak in it ofr who knows how long doh so it feels the same to me.
 

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i just put on 11 3/4 inch rotors and the pdle acually is easier to push than my moms 03 buick with power brakes, and it has all wheel disc- but i still can lock up my 235 front tires
 

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Ok so i got my new MP push rod from summit and the thing is too long. I adjust it all the way down and its about 1/2 a inch away from lining with the mount hole. Please Help Me.
 

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if it's too long cut it down, i had to if i remember correctly, i think it was around 1/4-1/2 inch, then i just adjusted it till i had it where i wanted. Hope it helps.
 

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ok i tryed to cut it but it still seems really long. Anyone know how long the stock push rod is? how high should the brake pedal be?
 
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