Who's running A vacuum pump?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by CamaroMan79, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. CamaroMan79

    CamaroMan79 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    For those of you running an electric brake vacuum pump on your cars, where are you mounting them and what brand did you use?

    I notice SSBC makes one but its $275. Is there any cheaper alternatives?

    My engine only makes 12.5-13hg of vacuum in park and only about 9-10 in gear so my 9" booster isn't going to cut it.

    Would a vacuum canister suffice instead of a pump?
     
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    78LT383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I put a new one that was designed for medical use (in an ambulance) and it worked fantastically. I think it was made by GAST or something like that.

    I have torn the car apart and don't plan to use it again. If you want to try it out, I'll make you a DEAL on it. PM me if you're interested. It's an impressively made piece of machinery.
     
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    CamaroMan79 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think I might try the vacuum canister route and try that out first. If that fails, I will definitely talk to you. Where did you have it mounted?
     
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    Just mounted one as a matter of fact. I'll get some pics up after I make sure its going to work.
     
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    That's a good plan. Mine was mounted to the left inner fender in front of the left front wheel/behind the left headlight where the charcoal cannister was when new.
     
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    Hey 78LT383, how much you wanting for the vacuum device ? have a pic ?
     
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    I don't, but I can snap one soon, hopefully tonight. I'll do my best to snap a picture tonight and send a PM.
     

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