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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by motoandy, Feb 10, 2013.
IS anyone running one of these setups? How easy is it to access for maintenance?
Its not, unless u have a hole in the floor. Several companies have remote resevoir that u can use with that.
I use the one with the remote reservoir mounted on the firewall. I think the one you pictured puts the reservoir underneath the seat.
yeah, that will be under the seat, no access with out jacking it up.
I ran a non-power 1" manual corvette on a home made bracket, access hole in the floor closer to stock. I switched to a firewall mounted 1 1/8" power unit when I got the 4 piston jag front brakes.
better than a sharp stick in the eye...access is tough, hole in the floor under the seat, hard to get adjusted, they work fine after you chop it up and modify everything to make it fit. but a small sacrifice for a smooth firewall.
I don't like those, the booster hangs down below the frame rail and can be easily damaged especially on a lowered car.
I ran one in my 53 chevy wagon and my kit aligned with the factory hole (had to be enlarged). I created a skid plate to help minimize scrapping it on speed bumps as it does hang below the frame. I am currently looking at my opinions as I am in the process of installing a Mustang II set up under my 51 chevy. I have come to realize with how low my car will be (like my wagon or lower) I do not want to mess with a under floor unit this time and will probably go with either a Walton Fab set up (firewall) or an offset booster set up from ECI.
Before I make my decision, I will find a 8" tube (diameter of Booster) to see If I can move it back further and up slightly (make a bump under the front seat) with an access hole maybe just behind the front seat (rear seat foot floor board or have it so if I slide the seat fully forward I can gain access) as I would prefer to not have it on the firewall (just finished smoothing it).
Boones, I like that idea. please share if you go that route.
I am looking at a firewall unit, but it really clutters things up under the hood.
I used a Pirate Jack setup in my 50 Pontiac - cut it up quite a bit and made my own booster mount - it's no lower than the frame. The door for the M/C is ahead of the seat (barely). Also, you have to run residual pressure valves - no big deal.
That setup looks like it would be under seat.
I used just the mc no booster cut hole in floor.
No, it's just in front of the seat. The Pontiac chassis is different than the comparable Chevy years, as I found out after I got this car. I'm pretty sure you could squeeze it in a Chevy, though. I really ended up using the pedal, fabbing a shaft that passes through two layers of the chassis, and using the booster and M/C. The rear fitting is a SwageLock, so that I could run 1/4 lines to the rear. I actually like them better than AN in some apps.
I used a Daytona mounted on a modified mount in the stock location. I used remote filler jars mounted low on the fire wall worked real good.
I have this on my 52 but perrty much made most of it. I am putting a small door at the back edge of the front seat, shouldn't be to bad.
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