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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 12, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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will a 8" dual booster fit under the hood

I tried this post in the Brakes, Suspension & Steering forum but I got no response, So I thought some of the Pro Touring guys may be able to help. I have a 67 with a LS3 with custom coil covers and I am getting ready to install my 9" single booster and master cylinder that came with my SSBC. disc conversion kit. The booster just hits the coil cover. I called SSBC. and they said go with what ever fits in a single booster, if I go with a duel there may be clearance issues with the master cylinder hitting the hood due to the duel being about 1.5 longer than a single and the Camaros boosters are tilted upwards. An 8" will clear my covers, I was wondering if any of you are running a 8" duel and how the clearance is on the stock cowl hood thanks.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 12, 08:13 AM
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Re: will a 8" dual booster fit under the hood

I don't have an LS3, but I do have a small block, with cowl hood. I did a conversion on my 68 Camaro and went with the 8 inch dual booster. The supplied "one size fits al"l bracket put the Master about 1 inch above the fender line. I really don't know how they come up with some of these kits.
I returned the bracket thinkiing it was the wrong one. The angle from the firewall was just too severe on the bracket. I explained the situation to the supplier and he found one for a 64 full size Chev that had almost no angle. It worked perfectly. I have also seen other guys who used the same kit, use washers as spacers to decrease the angle.
All I can say it that the 64 worked. I will try to hunt down a picture and post it later.
My kit came from The Right Stuff Detailing. It was about 2007, and things have changed on these kits. I probably should have gone for a more stock looking booster but I was not going for originallity. They work really well.

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Re: will a 8" dual booster fit under the hood

Why do you think they put so much angle on them from the factory, maybe more clearance around the steering box and exhaust?

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Re: will a 8" dual booster fit under the hood

Why not just do a Hydroboost and not mess with the booster at all if it's such a fit problem...

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Re: will a 8" dual booster fit under the hood

I want to get input from guys like Stewie thats running them and if they did not have any fitment issues I could spend about 120 bucks and be done instead of paying 900 bucks. Thats hits the camaro budget hard but if I have no choice I will concider that option. What would I need to do a hydra boost set up for the 67 and LS?

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Re: will a 8" dual booster fit under the hood

Check out what Carl has done in his '68, it should be about the same...

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Re: will a 8" dual booster fit under the hood

I have a dual 8 inch that fits with my big block and LS master...I think it was a Tuff Stuff from Summit
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Wow that is a sweet looking engine. I ordered a set up from Right Stuff, a duel 8" with a slime line master, I know it's not as small as your master so if it will not fit I will order the one you have from summit you have plenty of room. By the way is that a DSE wiper motor I have a issue with my stock wiper motor hitting?

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 12, 04:55 AM
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Re: will a 8" dual booster fit under the hood

Chucky,

I have the original factory set-up on the booster and it fits with no problems... I too thought it might not fit under the hood because of the upward tilt (for clearance on the steering box), but it did... no problem on the rear coils either.

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