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1953 oldsmobile power brakes conversion

Old September 3rd, 2017, 10:09 PM
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1953 oldsmobile power brakes conversion

I have a 1953 oldsmobile 4 door super 88. It has the original power brakes on the vehicle and would like to convert to a new style booster or manual brakes, where could I find this ?
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Old September 4th, 2017, 08:22 AM
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There are no kits that I know of that are made up just for 53's.I think you will have to fab something up generic like something from a CJ jeep or perhaps S10 Chevy. The firewall will need to be reinforced also. You might check into a hot rod supplier that has brake adaptions they have been doing this for years... Good luck.... Tedd
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Tedd has summed it up pretty well. The only thing you can do is use a swinging pedal and mount the booster and master cylinder on the firewall. It will work well but is a big mod and a long way from stock.
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That link did not work for me, was it the Oldsdad conversion?.... Tedd
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I fixed it. Yes one of them was oldsdad, the other is for an under floor conversion.
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