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Offline cobray

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Replaced break booster, extra rod part?
« on: July 17, 2016, 09:09:28 PM »
I installed a new break booster.  Real pain getting it out..
The new one had a rod around 5" or so...think some vehicle need this part?  Do I need it for my 76??
The old one did not have it unless I lost it when I replaced the master cylinder years ago.  The beaks have always been not too responsive..not much power since me restore.  Thinking a vacuum problem?  Bleeding the lines next week.
Just wondering if my problem is not using that rod.

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Jeff
1976 TA SE(clone)
Purchased: Aug 1982
Sat & Rusted away for 20 years
REBORN!!!!: Aug 2007 (after 3 years of restoration)
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Re: Replaced break booster, extra rod part?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 09:16:47 AM »
Did you convert the brakes from Drum to Disc? If so you need to install a proportioning valve for a Disc brake setup. Also need a Master cylinder setup for Disc. And in some cases the clevis pin ( rod that connects brake peddle to booster) needs to be changed. That may be the leftover part you are referring to.

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Re: Replaced break booster, extra rod part?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 10:15:41 PM »
it originally had disk in front, same as before.
1976 TA SE(clone)
Purchased: Aug 1982
Sat & Rusted away for 20 years
REBORN!!!!: Aug 2007 (after 3 years of restoration)
http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/jlittlef/

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Re: Replaced break booster, extra rod part?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 11:44:06 AM »
So.. you did not convert the rear to disc? If not I don't have a clue. If so then what I wrote previously applies

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Re: Replaced break booster, extra rod part?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 08:50:34 PM »
no,  rear still drums
1976 TA SE(clone)
Purchased: Aug 1982
Sat & Rusted away for 20 years
REBORN!!!!: Aug 2007 (after 3 years of restoration)
http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/jlittlef/