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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
31matthew
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From manual brakes to power brakes

I have a 83 cj7 with a 6 cyl and I just finished my conversion to power brakes but there seems to be a problem. I purchased a complete kit from eBay and ran all my lines and bled out all the air. On my test drive I discovered the brakes are not much better than manual. I used the vacuum port on the back of the carb. It is a holly 2 bbl. With the jeep running, I pulled the line from the booster and I am getting plenty of vacuum but the pedal is hard as a rock while driving. I don't know much about brake systems, am I not doing something right?

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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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Get your vacuum straight off of the manifold for the brakes. A dedicated line to the brakes only. I believe it's 3/8 hose.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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I have been looking at some pictures and it appears I have the bracket and booster upside down. Will this make a difference.?
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Unread 04-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #4
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I don't think there is anything in the booster that would cause a problem, but have never seen one upside down before.

Having the bracket upside down may cause alignment problems with the push rod.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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Well here you go.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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Well here you go.
Yeah, that looks to be upside down for a CJ brake booster bracket.

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