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Username Post: WTB 55-56 Bendix Hydrovac        (Topic#360283)
Jalapeno 
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03-26-20 01:30 PM - Post#2789509    

I am looking for a correct 55-56 Bendix Hydrovac brake booster and bracket. Can be rebuilt or good used.

Send me a PM.

TIA



Jalapeno


 


chevyman57B.C. 
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04-18-20 04:14 PM - Post#2791452    
    In response to Jalapeno

I have one, no luck in finding a rebuild kit
I have it all torn down but no kit
Maybe someone reading this has some info
Larry chevyman57B.C.



 
Jalapeno 
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04-23-20 09:02 PM - Post#2791928    
    In response to chevyman57B.C.

Thanks for your reply.

Do you have pics? Do you have the bracket too? email info@authenticautomotive.net Thanks.

Jalapeno


 
enigma57 
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06-12-20 11:33 PM - Post#2796288    
    In response to Jalapeno

Jalapeno, I have a couple rebuilt hydrovac units but these are the remote units as used on '57 Cadillacs and same era GM trucks.

However, I did see this '55 - '57 Chevy passenger car bracket and pedal adapter over at the HAMB this evening......

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/55-57-c hevy-power-brake-bracket.1192387/

Hope this helps,

Harry



 
N_V_US_67 
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06-13-20 02:24 PM - Post#2796318    
    In response to enigma57

I think he's after this type of system, (remote mounted).

http://hydroboost.com.au/boostertypes.htm

or even this type, (later model)

https://www.amazon.com/Remote-Booster-Bracke t-Mounting-Models/dp/B07L 96828D

The type you show is the mounting for a Treadle vac system mounted to the firewall.

Cheers,
Chris.



 
enigma57 
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06-14-20 12:01 AM - Post#2796332    
    In response to N_V_US_67

Thanks, Chris! The Bendix units I have are remote mount. This is a Chevy unit I found on YouTube (not mine).....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YchdtLDMVd8

Mine are for the '57 - '58 Cadillac and were also used in GM trucks. May be a bit larger than the Chevy passenger car unit. Not sure. Click or cut and paste image below......

https://sep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-4444860129696 3/1957-1958-cadillac-eldo rado-brougham-bendix-hydr o-vac-power-brake-booster -rebuilt-17.gif

Happy Motoring,

Harry

"Dark and difficult times lie ahead, Harry. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right...... And what is easy."
Albus Dumbledore


 
N_V_US_67 
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06-14-20 02:12 PM - Post#2796356    
    In response to enigma57

Yeah sorry Harry my bad.......

I was only commenting on the link to the bracket on the jalopy journal site you posted.

The boosters I'm very familiar with as back in my younger days the only way to improve the brakes on cars (no disc brake option) was to fit a remote mounted VH44 usually from a Hillman Avenger and that usually meant the brakes locked up quicker which in turn either made you a better driver or very sad with a hefty repair bill.

Not much of an improvement I know but you tried what what you could afford at the time.

Cheers,
Chris.



 
enigma57 
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06-14-20 09:47 PM - Post#2796379    
    In response to N_V_US_67

Right you are, Chris! I have been modifying suspension, steering and brakes on these cars since the late 1960s. My current '57 will be an old school build. No store bought disc brake kits. No cookie cutter 350 V-8 crate engine.

I am adapting larger '59 - '64 drum brakes. And adding a power brake booster. Have done this upgrade in years past but will go about it differently this time 'round.

Best regards,

Harry



 
N_V_US_67 
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06-17-20 01:46 AM - Post#2796545    
    In response to enigma57

Yes Harry nothing wrong with old School, "Improvisation" was the way we learnt just how to do things and in a lot of cases you learnt by your mistakes but you became better at it in the end.

Cheers,
Chris.



 


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