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Advice for buying brake boosters and master cylinders for 4 drums?

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I'm trying to buy a booster and master cylinder but a set is over 300 dollars when I can do it for under 240, is it a good idea to buy refurbished? Can I mix and match boosters and cylinders or should I just buy the set?

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Unless you know your way around the brake system, buying a set is probably a safer route - assuming you trust the vendor to know their way around a brake system.  As far as new vs. refurbished, if the refurbished parts come with a warranty, they are probably ok.  Again - do they come from a vendor you can trust?



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I do not think there was a drum power brake set up. Not 100% sure on that. If you have disc up front and drum rear and say Power Disc on pedal you have PDB. The master cylinder is different on 72 & 73 for PDB being 15/16" dia. and drum is 1" 1971 all were 1". If switching to PDB the pedal is different and nobody had the original booster, Bendix. I build my own costs so much to sent to Oregon to get built. Usually not much wrong inside.
I should start rebuilding on east coast I have a fixture to take apart and assemble. I found all the parts after years of searching. I am out right now I just sent a member three sets over seas.
Lots to change going to PDB, spindles, hoses, hard lines, proportioning valve, pedal so know what you need before you start.


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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P


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