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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 01, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have an idea on where I can get a 12V vacuum pump to run my hideaway headlights? My cam has a lot of overlap so my engine vacuum is pretty low, in the 8" range.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 01, 05:40 PM
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99 and up ford F super duty diesels use a 12 volt vacume pump.Its a very small unit thats used for vacume to heater controls & vacume lock out hubs. Hope this helps.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 01, 08:51 AM
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GM also used them on some cars in the 80's - try an Olds or Cadillac dealer. Also, I believe MasterPower Brakes (North Carolina?)carries them - about $300.

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I noticed that the post:
https://www.camaros.net/forum/Forum7/HTML/001168.html

from the brakes & suspension section mentions a GM pn for a vacuum booster
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for all the info. I will certainly be checking out the various applications as well as that GM number. Man this is a great site.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 01, 05:35 AM
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The older Volvos ( 73-76) used a vacuum booster. Nice compact unit and very efficient.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 01, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Frank, I will check that option also.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 01, 09:08 PM
 
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Try AcDelco PN 215-119 at your GM dealer.
I think it's the same one Master Brakes sells for $300 or so. I got mine for $200 from GM. The weather pack connector was about $20 also. I use it for my power brakes, works great!
I believe this is off an 82 Chevy Cavilier. So you might find one cheeper at a bone yard.

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Mellow-Yellow, I will tinkering on my car this weekend and will call around for that part as well. Thanks for the suggestion.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 01, 11:44 PM
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Just wondering...Does a vacuum pump have any advantages over a less expensive (around 40 bucks) vacuum reserve cannister?
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 01, 04:11 AM
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The advantage of the pump is that it makes it's own vacuum (20 inches or so). A canister will store some extra vacuum but it'll still be low if that's what your engine makes (big cam, etc.).

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 01, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Well I fixed my problem w/o getting the vacuum pump. Turns out, as has been said numerous times on this site, the vacuum lines were backwards, even though the installed correctly per the markings on the vacuum relay. However, the reason I was asking about the vacuum pump was the covers wouldn't open. I took the vacuum relay off and found the seal in the relay had a portion of the lip seal turned, which would constantly bleed off the vacuum. With that corrected(and the hoses hooked up correctly) my 8" of vacuum magically open up the doors. Thanks for all the help.
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