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Old 05-28-2017, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Willcox Corvette View Post
Tell you what.. tomorrow.. I'll post you the links to everything you need..

It won't be that hard to do the job. I just want to verify that I give you everything.. it will be cheaper than a kit and it will be the OEM stuff..

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I"m intested this updated kit, is it still available?
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:35 AM
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There is no update kit... you just purchase the booster and master cylinder.... and then buy the pedal bracket for the stop lamp switch. Remove the two studs from the non power brake cylinder, mark your holes and bolt in place. It's really pretty simple and one upgrade I'd highly suggest to any C3.

You'd probably have a better response if you start your own thread KB, this one is pretty old....
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:02 PM
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Willcox, I have read a couple your posts, suggesting the manual brake holes can be used for the top two of a power brake booster.....and in reverse, that the top two holes of a power brake booster can be used for mounting a manual master cylinder. Have you actually done this, because the manual booster holes are actually 3/4 - 7/8 inch lower than the top two holes of a power brake booster, but maybe you found it makes no difference?? What you say?

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Old 11-17-2017, 11:39 AM
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What would It take to convert manual brakes to power.Justa add the power brake booster?Maybe a longer rod?
waiting for P.O. to get back to me about them. He told me yesterday that it was purchased as a complete kit, mc,rod,booster. I would like to know what kit so I can see if that rod is adjustable.
not to be stupid, if I backed off the nuts that hold the Master Cylinder to the booster, like about 1/4 inch would that hurt ,,,to see if it is a rod adjustment needed.
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by GDaina View Post
Why on earth would anyone want to go from manual to power? Stopping
distance doesn't change, then there's the issue of a mushy pedal..

When brakes fail and they do, one more variable, is it the booster or the MC?

My manual brakes work great. If I were to add power to anything it would be my steering.
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My manual brakes work great. If I were to add power to anything it would be my steering.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:09 PM
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I wish I would have went manual brakes when I rebuilt the car. The mushy pedal works good, but still is mushy.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:19 AM
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Here is the difference between a PB setup and a manual setup on the pedals. PB setup is on the left.
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