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Old July 9th, 2018, 02:37 PM
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Can anyone tell me what brand booster this is?

Hi guys. I am going to do the disc brake conversion on my 58. Kanter needs to know what booster is on it. I know the picture isnít great.
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Looks to be a Moraine if it is all cast iron. But It doesn't really mater because a Treadle-Vac will not support a modern disk brake system. Give this guy a call before you spend your money.... Tedd....http://www.discbrakemike.com
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I will look into it Tedd. Thanks. They asked me if it was Bedix or Delco. They claim their booster and disc Assy is direct bolt on. Is it possible the vac from their system doesn’t use the treadle vac?
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As far as know 58's never came with a Delco master only Bendix and Moraine units. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure I'm correct on this.

I certainly would double check on this. I'm sure I would have herd if there was a easy conversion, this has been a issue for years on the mid fifties cars. Not only Oldsmobile's but many other makes of cars that used the Treadle Vac.

Most have to replace the swing peddle system move the new master to the firewall after bracing up the firewall with a plate or something so the action of the peddle is pushing in the correct direction for the new master to work. The treadle-Vac works A$$ backwards compared to the newer master booster combos. Check out Disk Brake Mike's web site. Good Information there.... Let us all know if I'm all wet on this, many would be happy if Kanter has something new on the market.... Tedd

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I put a magnet against the master cylinder and it doesnít stick. I would assume this means itís a Bendix? I will do more research and ask more questions.
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Kanter

Tedd thought I would post some pics for you. This is the booster Assy Kanter sent me. I hope it works.
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That is new to me, keep us posted on how it works. I'm very interested..... Tedd
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Very nice looking, but where's the fluid reservoir? Does anybody make a MC setup like that for a 47?
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There is a fluid resivoir also that you have to mount. I just didnít take a picture of it. I will if you would like.
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No, that's fine. I was just curious. I looked on Kanters site, and they list a complete disc setup for my 47 including MC, but they don't list just the MC setup. I already have the front discs because I swapped a whole front suspension in, but would love to know who makes just the MC setup for it!
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They may. I would call them.
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Originally Posted by Tedd Thompson View Post
As far as know 58's never came with a Delco master only Bendix and Moraine units. .... Tedd
Just a nomenclature issue I think. Delco presumably means Delco-Moraine, named for the Delco brake division in Moraine, OH (Dayton) at one time and one of many Delco divisions in Dayton. They made brake components there until Delco was spun into Delphi and sold off but I have lost track of where that business ended up (if it still exists).
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Thanks TRWham, a nice little piece of info to add to my over loaded memory. I like it when I learn something everyday.... Tedd
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