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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 11, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Booster Rebuild Kit

My original 42 year old '69 Delco Moraine brake booster has failed and is in need of a rebuild. I'm aware Brakeboosters.com and White Post Restorations do terrific work rebuilding and restoring these boosters (and other brake components) however I would prefer to DIY solution with a repair/rebuild kit as my first choice. I don't plan to replate or restore the booster, just repair it in keeping with the original theme of my engine compartment. I've been unable to locate a repair kit and would appreciate some direction on where to buy one.

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Re: Brake Booster Rebuild Kit

Tough to find folks that will sell the kits - as you may have aready found ...

I've dealt with some companies for years and find you usually have to have a relationship with them before they'll come through with a 'kit'.
You could try Reman Inc. (1-800-462-0062) - call them, ask for a sales rep and open a discussion with them about kits and the availablity. Try to work with them and I will bet they come through with what you need - BUT - do you know what you need :confused
I find these guys are very knowlegable, but they 'don't suffer fools' and won't try to fiqure out what to sell you vs. you asking for the right parts
I beleive that's why these guys all went to just doing the rebuilds in-house, I bet the returns were killing them ...

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Tough to find folks that will sell the kits - as you may have aready found ...

I've dealt with some companies for years and find you usually have to have a relationship with them before they'll come through with a 'kit'.
You could try Reman Inc. (1-800-462-0062) - call them, ask for a sales rep and open a discussion with them about kits and the availablity. Try to work with them and I will bet they come through with what you need - BUT - do you know what you need :confused
I find these guys are very knowlegable, but they 'don't suffer fools' and won't try to fiqure out what to sell you vs. you asking for the right parts
I beleive that's why these guys all went to just doing the rebuilds in-house, I bet the returns were killing them ...
Thanks for the suggestion John, I've just sent Reman a detailed email and will wait and see what they come back with, hopefully they have what I need. From time to time I've seen NOS Delco booster rebuild kits on eBay however I've not needed one until now!
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I very seldom need them myself, but they are handy if the vehicle has the original booster in good condition but I feel a 'freshing' is in order ...
The last few 'kits' I've purchased ran over $100 ea. - you can get yours rebuilt for aorund the same amount
Add $50~75 for redoing the 'Cad' coating and you almost money ahead to get a rebuilt
I've even resorted to buying a booster from one of the suppliers and disassembling for the 'new' parts.

One last "hint" - don't just stick with the high volume GM line 'repopper' suppliers
Look at the olds/buick/pont sites as they will often have a good supply of smaller rebuild parts and even some interchangable NOS stuff
But .. don't tell anyone else

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I very seldom need them myself, but they are handy if the vehicle has the original booster in good condition but I feel a 'freshing' is in order ...
The last few 'kits' I've purchased ran over $100 ea. - you can get yours rebuilt for aorund the same amount
Add $50~75 for redoing the 'Cad' coating and you almost money ahead to get a rebuilt
I've even resorted to buying a booster from one of the suppliers and disassembling for the 'new' parts.

One last "hint" - don't just stick with the high volume GM line 'repopper' suppliers
Look at the olds/buick/pont sites as they will often have a good supply of smaller rebuild parts and even some interchangable NOS stuff
But .. don't tell anyone else
Good counsel, thanks.
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Re: Brake Booster Rebuild Kit

Good luck separating the two halves of the booster. It isn't fun at all.
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Good luck separating the two halves of the booster. It isn't fun at all.
Were talking about 'Single' action Bendix or Moraine boosters here
They a day at the beach to take apart

Bet you're thinking about "Double" action HD boosters - best to know how to retain/handle the internal spring pressure BEFORE trying to twist one of them apart

Do a search on here for 'Boosters' and I'm sure you'll find more than one thread explaining how to do it with little effort

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