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Old 01-17-2019, 06:57 PM   #1
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Brake booster that doesn't suck?

I replaced the booster on my K20 2-3 years ago, and today right after buttoning up the install of my new redhead steering gear, I got all the warning signs; idle increases when I depress brake pedal and stays elevated; runs and revs terrible. (I just had the thing dialed in prior to this.)

So I don't think I'm going to go back to the typical parts store reman boosters, are there any NEW boosters that are also quality?

Or is someone like this my best bet? (they are just a few hours down the freeway so shipping would be fast)
http://boosterdeweyexchange.com/
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:38 AM   #2
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Re: Brake booster that doesn't suck?

Give this a shot. I bought one from Frank a couple years ago and it works great. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=720837
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:47 AM   #3
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Re: Brake booster that doesn't suck?

I can vouch for Booster Dewey. I had him rebuild the booster for my Javelin and I know several people who have used him for rebuilding boosters for their GTO's all with no complaints.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:59 AM   #4
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Re: Brake booster that doesn't suck?

Would a rebuilt booster from Advance be OEM or is it a crap shoot at this point? My truck has one I bought over ten years ago with less than stellar performance. I guess I could always get off my arse and go check for part number. But I imagine there are replacement non-GMs sold rebuilt as well. I'd like to send one out to Dewey.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:54 PM   #5
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Re: Brake booster that doesn't suck?

No advance (O'reillys, napa and autozone here) but they are all purveyors of the same cardone/centric etc boosters. These things have been off the market a long time and falling into the "unloved" category, I think.

The one I got a few years ago (which has now failed) was bare steel and heavily pitted all over; it was so ugly I used filler on it for the pits, then high build and paint. That is about 2-3 hours of extra work I'd rather not do over again. Now its really showing me the love.

I am thinking of changing over to the 81-early 90s style booster. There are still NOS available for about $100. Still uses SAE brake fittings for the master. It doesn't sound like a direct bolt on, but I'm fine with that.
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