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post #1 of 4 Old 12-12-2002, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Question power brakes

I am getting ready to start my next project on my 83 CJ7. I want to convert my manual brakes to power brakes. Besides the power booster and master cylinder what else am I missing? I bouhgt this jeep without being mechanically inclined and have now grown into an amatuer wrench with a very long way to go.

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-12-2002, 01:57 PM
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i just swapped in a booster and master cylinder into my 79 CJ and now have power brakes. i dont know if i would have had to change master cylinders but i got the one that was bolted to the booster so to be safe i went with it. i compared the manual brake cylinder with the power one and they are the same length, have the same size reseviors and look identical. anyway, the booster and master cylinder is all i hooked up and my brakes work great.

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-12-2002, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info. I think I am going to go ahead and replace my master cylinder as well. The current one on it is old and I would feel more comfortable putting the on a new one. I guess I will have to join a health club now that my right leg won't be getting a workout anymore. Did you have any problems running a vacuum line?

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post #4 of 4 Old 12-12-2002, 02:50 PM
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i had a plug in my intake that i took out and screwed a nipple into and connected the vacuum line to that. a friend added a booster but his intake didnt have the spot so he put a T-fitting into one of the vacuum lines on the carb.

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