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Manual Brake Master Cylinder Mounted on a Booster?

I current have manual front disc/rear drum brakes on my '69 Camaro. I was just curious, could I just add a Delco style booster, brackets, etc and mount the MC to the booster? I know I will need to adjust and possibly make some new hard lines due to line lock installed by the PO. Would my MC simply just not work with a booster and I have to buy a power MC? I have included a picture of the MC on my car.


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Re: Manual Brake Master Cylinder Mounted on a Booster?

Manual brake MC has a smaller bore diameter than a power brake MC.You may have to much pedal travel once you install the Manual unit on the booster.

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Re: Manual Brake Master Cylinder Mounted on a Booster?

That answers my question. So it makes better sense to just drop the extra money for a matched MC and booster.

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Re: Manual Brake Master Cylinder Mounted on a Booster?

Make sure what bore size you have. Manual discs were not an option in 69, so yours must have been converted. No telling what you have now. You should have a 1" bore, if you have the 1 1/8" bore, then pedal effort will be very high and a 1" bore may make you happy with your brakes.

The proper manual master cyl will have a deep hole to retain the pushrod from falling out. Brake boosters have two lengths of pushrods a long and a short. Many replacement boosters from MBM come with both rods, those at your local parts house will not.
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Re: Manual Brake Master Cylinder Mounted on a Booster?

I will pop the MC off one day next week and take a look. The car was originally a 307 car so I am sure it had manual drums all the way around and was converted to front discs at some point in its life. David, what does MBM stand for?

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