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    dorayme
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    Default Fords, Brake boosters and preferably Australia

    I am looking for a Ford newsgroup, where it is likely one can see
    issues relating to older models like XY's of 1971 vintage. This
    one seems almost dead. Hello! Anyone listening there? <g>

    At the moment I would like to chat about the possibility of
    opening my power booster (PBR) and reconditioning it. I can get
    some parts for it. But there is the matter of opening it, it does
    not exactly come apart by screwing or by removing bolts...

    Any one done this sort of thing themselves or can recommend where
    I might get info on it. Interested in any advice that has been
    found _personally_ useful.

    --
    dorayme

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    dorayme



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    dorayme
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    Default Re: Fords, Brake boosters and preferably Australia

    In article <nf5eb39cjriva05mk8gmcsjoh30auqoe9m@4ax.com>,
    lugnut <lugnut@roadkill.net> wrote:

    > On Mon, 06 Aug 2007 16:11:07 +1000, dorayme
    > <doraymeRidThis@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
    >
    > >I am looking for a Ford newsgroup, where it is likely one can see
    > >issues relating to older models like XY's of 1971 vintage. This
    > >one seems almost dead. Hello! Anyone listening there? <g>
    > >
    > >At the moment I would like to chat about the possibility of
    > >opening my power booster (PBR) and reconditioning it. I can get
    > >some parts for it. But there is the matter of opening it, it does
    > >not exactly come apart by screwing or by removing bolts...
    > >
    > >Any one done this sort of thing themselves or can recommend where
    > >I might get info on it. Interested in any advice that has been
    > >found _personally_ useful.
    > >
    > >--
    > >dorayme

    >
    >
    > If this is a standard vacuum brake booster, you should not
    > rebuilt it yourself. There a several companies here in the
    > US that rebuild boosters and 1971 vintage is not all that
    > old for a couple of them. I don't immediately have the
    > phone numbers but White Post Restorations in Virginia and
    > Brake Specialty Co. in Atlanta, GA are a couple that I can
    > think of off hand. Brake Specialty has rebuilt several for
    > me that were almost impossible to find parts for. White
    > Post has the capability to make many parts if needed. For
    > your 1971, you may want to try Rick at Brake Specialty. He
    > would probably provide parts if your want to screw it up
    > before having someone do it. That booster has a very strong
    > spring that must be contained as it is disassembled. When
    > reassembling, that spring has to be compressed and a seal
    > established as the booster is locked back together. The
    > cost is not that bad excluding shipping.
    >
    > Lugnut


    I am in Sydney, Australia. I have heard of fellers fixing their
    own. Sort of would like to give it a go and see what might be
    involved. I have heard about the spring and there has to be ways
    to rig something up safely to contain it when opening and to
    comp[ressi it. How strong is it?

    I can get some of the parts from a local auto parts dealer
    (Repco)... to my surprise.

    I know all about getting mine reconditioned "professionally". Or
    in exchange (harder to find these days for my old bus!).

    I would really like to be in touch with someone who has done it
    and has a 'can do' attitude. Or see a really good website
    explanation of the procedure. I have not looked real hard at my
    booster but i reckon there must be a 'home' technique to get it
    open that I don't have to work out myself.

    Anyway, that is what I am thinking at least. Thanks Lugnut for
    your reply though, I do appreciate it.

    --
    dorayme

  3. #3
    Big Al
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    Default Re: Fords, Brake boosters and preferably Australia


    "dorayme" <doraymeRidThis@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    news:doraymeRidThis-F614B0.10251707082007@news-vip.optusnet.com.au...
    > In article <nf5eb39cjriva05mk8gmcsjoh30auqoe9m@4ax.com>,
    > lugnut <lugnut@roadkill.net> wrote:
    >
    > > On Mon, 06 Aug 2007 16:11:07 +1000, dorayme
    > > <doraymeRidThis@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
    > >
    > > >I am looking for a Ford newsgroup, where it is likely one can see
    > > >issues relating to older models like XY's of 1971 vintage. This
    > > >one seems almost dead. Hello! Anyone listening there? <g>
    > > >
    > > >At the moment I would like to chat about the possibility of
    > > >opening my power booster (PBR) and reconditioning it. I can get
    > > >some parts for it. But there is the matter of opening it, it does
    > > >not exactly come apart by screwing or by removing bolts...
    > > >
    > > >Any one done this sort of thing themselves or can recommend where
    > > >I might get info on it. Interested in any advice that has been
    > > >found _personally_ useful.
    > > >
    > > >--
    > > >dorayme

    > >
    > >
    > > If this is a standard vacuum brake booster, you should not
    > > rebuilt it yourself. There a several companies here in the
    > > US that rebuild boosters and 1971 vintage is not all that
    > > old for a couple of them. I don't immediately have the
    > > phone numbers but White Post Restorations in Virginia and
    > > Brake Specialty Co. in Atlanta, GA are a couple that I can
    > > think of off hand. Brake Specialty has rebuilt several for
    > > me that were almost impossible to find parts for. White
    > > Post has the capability to make many parts if needed. For
    > > your 1971, you may want to try Rick at Brake Specialty. He
    > > would probably provide parts if your want to screw it up
    > > before having someone do it. That booster has a very strong
    > > spring that must be contained as it is disassembled. When
    > > reassembling, that spring has to be compressed and a seal
    > > established as the booster is locked back together. The
    > > cost is not that bad excluding shipping.
    > >
    > > Lugnut

    >
    > I am in Sydney, Australia. I have heard of fellers fixing their
    > own. Sort of would like to give it a go and see what might be
    > involved. I have heard about the spring and there has to be ways
    > to rig something up safely to contain it when opening and to
    > comp[ressi it. How strong is it?
    >
    > I can get some of the parts from a local auto parts dealer
    > (Repco)... to my surprise.
    >
    > I know all about getting mine reconditioned "professionally". Or
    > in exchange (harder to find these days for my old bus!).
    >
    > I would really like to be in touch with someone who has done it
    > and has a 'can do' attitude. Or see a really good website
    > explanation of the procedure. I have not looked real hard at my
    > booster but i reckon there must be a 'home' technique to get it
    > open that I don't have to work out myself.
    >
    > Anyway, that is what I am thinking at least. Thanks Lugnut for
    > your reply though, I do appreciate it.
    >
    > --
    > dorayme


    I've rebuilt them with no problems. But today I would worry about the
    availability of parts. In the 60's and early 70's parts were around to do
    almost anything.

    Al



  4. #4
    dorayme
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    Default Re: Fords, Brake boosters and preferably Australia

    In article <46b887e9$0$508$815e3792@news.qwest.net>,
    "Big Al" <sal1@qwest.net> wrote:

    > > I would really like to be in touch with someone who has done it
    > > and has a 'can do' attitude. Or see a really good website
    > > explanation of the procedure. I have not looked real hard at my
    > > booster but i reckon there must be a 'home' technique to get it
    > > open that I don't have to work out myself.
    > >
    > > Anyway, that is what I am thinking at least. Thanks Lugnut for
    > > your reply though, I do appreciate it.
    > >
    > > --
    > > dorayme

    >
    > I've rebuilt them with no problems. But today I would worry about the
    > availability of parts. In the 60's and early 70's parts were around to do
    > almost anything.
    >
    > Al


    So... great Al! Assume I can get parts.

    Let me ask you two questions then:

    (1) How do you open them?

    (2) What set up to contain the springs when opening and closing
    up?

    --
    dorayme

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