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Remote Mounted Brake Boosters: Vacuum Booster Solutions For Cramped Engine Compartments

Posted by toby on Jun 24, 2014 12:59:45 PM

A commonly heard complaint from people and in particular street rod builders is that they really want to enjoy the benefits of a vacuum booster. So you ask…………“What is the problem?” More often than not, the problem is simply a lack of space. Think about it, you have a street rod with the master cylinder mounted to the framerail under the car. Right next to the master cylinder is the exhaust system or some other barricade. Or you are building a musclecar with some massive engine in a car where a four-cylinder was tight. There is probably barely enough room to secure the master cylinder.

So what does a guy do? One option is a Remote Mounted Brake Booster. What is this you ask? Just like the name implies, a Remote Mounted Brake Booster is a power brake booster that typically mounts in the trunk of the vehicle.

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Topics: Boosters, brake systems, brakes, classic cars, dual diaphragm, Remote Mounted Brake Booster, Vacuum Booster, single diaphragm

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