HELP ..Need a Vacuum booster..

Discussion in 'Brakes for your Classic Mopar' started by MAPS, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. MAPS

    MAPS Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Location:
    canada
    View My Photos
    Local Time:
    4:34 PM
    Hello, I'm looking to get a vacuum booster for a 69 barracuda, Don't know why it got this way but it's shot and it was basically brand new... no use crying over spilled milk now, But I just can't seem to find one any help will be appreciated.

    I don't need the master cylinder either ....I figure if I need to get a Master also I'm just going to swap on over to manual brakes.

    Any one try that (Power to Manual) I have disks now in the front also with brand new calipers so I don't want to waste much more time with this, My car is running real "Shyt" with little to no vacuum ....car is running rich like its going out of style..

    Thanks for any help in advance.
    I have always learned something new with the members here when I come across a new headache, so I'm guessing I'll be learning something new now.
    Again any help will truly be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    MAPS
     
  2. cannucky

    cannucky The Guy With No Birthday

    Messages:
    5,658
    Likes Received:
    596
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Location:
    Victoria BC
    View My Photos
    Local Time:
    1:34 PM
    I have manual brakes on my barracuda using the larger bbody master and I like them . Back to your string of other questions it seems more like you should be getting a vacuum gauge and start from there ,if you aren't making engine vac replacing a brake booster isn't going to help that .
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Hellrats

      Hellrats Still wrenching after all these years FABO Gold Member

      Messages:
      741
      Likes Received:
      461
      Joined:
      Jan 24, 2012
      Location:
      Hartville, Ohio
      Local Time:
      4:34 PM
      You won't find a new one. Send yours out and get it rebuilt.
       
    • CUDA69

      CUDA69 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

      Messages:
      668
      Likes Received:
      60
      Joined:
      Dec 4, 2008
      Location:
      New Jersey
      Local Time:
      4:34 PM
      The Ram Man out of Texas has them.
       
    • Hellrats

      Hellrats Still wrenching after all these years FABO Gold Member

      Messages:
      741
      Likes Received:
      461
      Joined:
      Jan 24, 2012
      Location:
      Hartville, Ohio
      Local Time:
      4:34 PM
      Well there you go! I just had mine rebuilt but at least there are still some new ones out there.
       
    • TrailBeast

      TrailBeast Slightly Twisted Member

      Messages:
      18,829
      Likes Received:
      5027
      Joined:
      Mar 11, 2011
      Location:
      Arizona
      View My Photos
      Local Time:
      2:34 PM
    • cannucky

      cannucky The Guy With No Birthday

      Messages:
      5,658
      Likes Received:
      596
      Joined:
      Sep 25, 2008
      Location:
      Victoria BC
      View My Photos
      Local Time:
      1:34 PM
      At that price I better get to perform a sex act back to them after the one they are performing on me . Yet again a brake booster will not fix your engine problems and your current booster just might work fine once you fix the low vacuum problem with the motor .
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • Hellrats

        Hellrats Still wrenching after all these years FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        741
        Likes Received:
        461
        Joined:
        Jan 24, 2012
        Location:
        Hartville, Ohio
        Local Time:
        4:34 PM
        That's some $ for a booster and master cylinder. But then your are getting a shiny new bracket and rubber stuff with it :)
         
        Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
        • Like Like x 1
        • cannucky

          cannucky The Guy With No Birthday

          Messages:
          5,658
          Likes Received:
          596
          Joined:
          Sep 25, 2008
          Location:
          Victoria BC
          View My Photos
          Local Time:
          1:34 PM
          oooooooooooh shiny ! I like shiny.
           
        • 1969383S

          1969383S FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          3,599
          Likes Received:
          1111
          Joined:
          Jan 8, 2012
          Location:
          Cumming, GA.
          View My Photos
          Local Time:
          4:34 PM
          I have a Ram man rebuild and while it works great it looks like junk IMO. The plating is not right. I have an original NOS unit and the plating is awesome. Only it wants to leak vacuum under light pedal pressure. I want to rip it apart and replace the rear reaction seal but have been enjoying driving the car more than wanting to fix it.
           
        • furyus2

          furyus2 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          1,821
          Likes Received:
          398
          Joined:
          Oct 30, 2010
          Location:
          weeki wachee fl
          Local Time:
          4:34 PM
          I agree with the others.fix your engine issues first. That might be all you need.
           
        • barracudadave67

          barracudadave67 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          877
          Likes Received:
          201
          Joined:
          May 22, 2004
          Location:
          Burlington, Wi.
          Local Time:
          3:34 PM
          I rebuilt my vacuum booster on my 69 B-Cuda, it was not hard to do. But if you have no engine vacuum, it wont work properly anyhooo. I got the rebuild parts on E-bay. Their are two different diameters of boosters, for 69, 6 1/2 in, and 7 in, if I am remembering right. The parts cost me about $200.00 to $250.00, with a $50.00 exchange on the main diaphram.
          I would get your vacuum problem fixed first tho.
          Dave
           
        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

          Messages:
          13,170
          Likes Received:
          3014
          Joined:
          Oct 13, 2004
          Location:
          Tustin, CA
          View My Photos
          Local Time:
          1:34 PM
          How about a vacuum can or a Hydroboost setup off an astro van? Do you have power steering? This is a $60 vacuum pump off a Ford truck. hide it under the floor

          [​IMG]
           
          • Like Like x 1
          • MAPS

            MAPS Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            306
            Likes Received:
            72
            Joined:
            Nov 1, 2015
            Location:
            canada
            View My Photos
            Local Time:
            4:34 PM
            Ok guys, I'm sorry I didn't get bask sooner,
            The mechanic has verified that the vacuum booster is shot, in fact he said he could have fixed if I got the diaphragm for it but I can't find squat let alone a diagram for the booster.
            The brakes are super hard now and the vacuum loss is making the engine run shyt....
            This is where I'm at now.
            Thanks
            MAPS

            P.S. Mind you I'm still driving the car but it's phukken running rich and I'm worried of gas wash on the engine... This is why I want to fix it asap.
             
          • MAPS

            MAPS Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            306
            Likes Received:
            72
            Joined:
            Nov 1, 2015
            Location:
            canada
            View My Photos
            Local Time:
            4:34 PM
            I just got off the phone with the mechanic and he said we may as well just swap it over to manual brakes. I have disks in the front and had an 8 inch booster but I'm thinking maybe manual will not work well ?
            What do you guys think, know ideas with what I should do.
            Thanks
            MAPS
             
          • lilnoah

            lilnoah Supercharged slant six with 4 speed and 8.25 FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            419
            Likes Received:
            134
            Joined:
            Dec 22, 2014
            Location:
            Murfreesboro, TN
            Local Time:
            3:34 PM
            Manual will be just fine. My 64 Valiant is manual and I have disc brakes up front.
             
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • cannucky

              cannucky The Guy With No Birthday

              Messages:
              5,658
              Likes Received:
              596
              Joined:
              Sep 25, 2008
              Location:
              Victoria BC
              View My Photos
              Local Time:
              1:34 PM
              cap the vacuum port that is hooked to the booster , cap it right at the port and run the engine if it suddenly starts running properly he is right if it still rins like shyte he is wrong simple .As for the manual brakes get the bigger bore master cylinder from a manual brake bbody it will work great .Careful it will stand you on your head if you aren't careful while learning the lost art of threshold breaking but once you do you will never go back.
               
            • 1969383S

              1969383S FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

              Messages:
              3,599
              Likes Received:
              1111
              Joined:
              Jan 8, 2012
              Location:
              Cumming, GA.
              View My Photos
              Local Time:
              4:34 PM
              Still have my original booster in the shed and it worked great when removed. Bad thing is it painted black and you may not care for that.
               
            • 4spdragtop

              4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

              Messages:
              24,256
              Likes Received:
              3619
              Joined:
              Aug 28, 2009
              Location:
              Ontario
              Local Time:
              3:34 PM
              Factory manual discs on our 67 cuda and brakes are great. 6 years now with purple brake fluid (won't eat paint). Manual discs will be fine.
               
            • BillGrissom

              BillGrissom Well-Known Member

              Messages:
              7,184
              Likes Received:
              319
              Joined:
              May 10, 2009
              Location:
              Sacramento
              Local Time:
              1:34 PM
              If you go manual, use an MC w/ 7/8" bore (15/16" if you must).
              I have seen new brake booster w/ brackets & MC on ebay for $170. They use a more common GM booster, w/ correct adapter for Mopar pedal.
               
              • Agree Agree x 1
              • MAPS

                MAPS Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                306
                Likes Received:
                72
                Joined:
                Nov 1, 2015
                Location:
                canada
                View My Photos
                Local Time:
                4:34 PM
                I

                Really at this point,i don't care if it's painted panther pink..

                Please let me know how to reach you
                Maps
                 
              • MAPS

                MAPS Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                306
                Likes Received:
                72
                Joined:
                Nov 1, 2015
                Location:
                canada
                View My Photos
                Local Time:
                4:34 PM

                I can't find that anywhere on eBay....a link will truly be appreciated...

                Fact is as we speak they are getting ready, making a plate etc for the manual brakes, if I do find a booster I'll buy it just to have it...
                Thanks
                 
              • BillGrissom

                BillGrissom Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                7,184
                Likes Received:
                319
                Joined:
                May 10, 2009
                Location:
                Sacramento
                Local Time:
                1:34 PM
                Sorry, no link at hand. I would have to search ebay, but not my problem. Please post the link for everyone else when you find it. Has also been posted on FABO w/ photos many times.

                No need to custom-fab an adapter plate, you can buy a slick aluminum anodized one ~$30 on ebay (I bought 2). One is from Dr Diff, who also sells a manual MC.
                 
              • 1969383S

                1969383S FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                Messages:
                3,599
                Likes Received:
                1111
                Joined:
                Jan 8, 2012
                Location:
                Cumming, GA.
                View My Photos
                Local Time:
                4:34 PM
                I sent you a conversation/PM no response yet.