Anybody have a brake booster laying around?

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  1. Jeep43

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    I need a measurement. I imagine it's the same for all 2nd gens. The flat of the bracket to the pushrod hole ID. 0711191943.jpg
     
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    I've got two of them which look just like that.

    Unfortunately…. Neither of them worked worth a damn. :mad:

    The first one wouldn't let pressure back to the master and after trying to shim it to the correct position, it felt like I had manual brakes.
    The second one never felt right and then it developed a vacuum leak soon after installation.
    Two pretty parts but basically garbage... Just taking up space in my garage somewhere. :(
    (In other words... A measurement of my junk probably wouldn't be of any real help.)

    I still had the booster from my '78.
    I painted it, swapped it in and haven't had a problem with power brakes since then.

    I can't say that I can recommend these repops after the experience I had with them.
    Maybe it was a fluke that I got two bad ones but I felt no need to try a third one.
     
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    I'm looking for a measurement off an oem unit. The repop is coming off but the NOS reman I bought has a shorter rod.
     
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    I have 8 5/8 to the best of my measuring ability 71 camaro oe booster
     
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    Damn. The one I bought measures 7.5". It appears swapping pushrods requires booster disassembly......
     
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    I would cut and weld it back to correct length if it will not come out. Or try threading /running a die on your rod and buy a threaded clevis for the pedal.
     

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    I just replaced mine and still have the oe one in the garage. Will snap a pic after a bit.
     
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    Looks like just over 9"
     
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    Thanks everybody. Apparently the one I got had the wrong pushrod installed for the P/N it was listed as. I'm going to look into cutting the rod and extending it with a steel sleeve.
     

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