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Power brakes for my '77 AMX
02/01/12 at 20:28:59
 
I took delivery of the AMX yesterday and it is everything the seller said it was. But it has regular brakes and it is difficult to stop when you are used to power brakes. It has discs up front and drums in the back. So is there a car that I can look for in the parts yards to scavenge the power brake booster and master cylinder from? Or can I use the master cylinder and add the booster from another car.
 
Thanks for any help.
 
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Re: Power brakes for my '77 AMX
Reply #1 - 02/02/12 at 00:14:25
 
In the tires brakes and suspention thread, M Obertanic is looking to convert a power brake car to manual. Maybe you two can swap some parts. SH
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Reply #2 - 02/02/12 at 00:23:41
 
You will need the proportuning valve, the booster and master, the cowl to booster bracket[which is bolted on the booster] and the 4 retaining nuts that fit the bracket, also a vaccuum port for the intake to supply it. Matt will need the manual pushrod from you, and the two little brackets that hold the mastercyl to the cowl. It actually sits against the cowl, but has those two little straps over it, and he will need the nuts from that, as well as your proportuning valve. You both might find you can leave the prop valve in place and try it first, if it is too touchy, then you would need to trade them as well. Hope that helps. By the way good to hear you found an AMX!  SH
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Re: Power brakes for my '77 AMX
Reply #3 - 02/02/12 at 15:04:46
 
Thanks. I'll give him a shout and see if he is still interested.
 
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Re: Power brakes for my '77 AMX
Reply #4 - 02/17/12 at 03:24:54
 
Master cylinder available new from auto zone. Boosters are a problem, no cores! Up to 80 I believe are the same, with one exception. The studs on the booster that holds the master cylinder on, on the later are metric. Bolts inside are still american. Thus allowing for a different part number. Anyway I have everything, worked when I removed. Lines, valve, booster and mc with rod. I would go with a new mc though. On the power disc set-up the lines are on the fender side. Not sure on standard brakes. Basiccally any small bodied car. If you know any part stores who still have the books you can check what all years used that master cylinder. May be able to get the Cardone part number also. Hope this helps.
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Re: Power brakes for my '77 AMX
Reply #5 - 02/17/12 at 15:56:47
 
Thanks 1750. I have the stuff om the way from one of the members but if that doesn't pan out, I'll let you know.
 
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