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 Post subject: Brake Booster questions!!
Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:46 pm 
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Okay, what e-series falcons came with metal boosters? as my plastic one in my el has just cracked (guessing its a common problem with big cams and extractors??) so wondering if any can be retro fitted? from memory xr6's had metal ones.. did eb-ed's have them too? can they be fitted into el's? straight swap or would have to change master cylinders over?

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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:57 pm 
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I think the booster in my EB is metal, but i'm not 100% sure. As for if it fits the later fords, no idea.

I know the master cyl's are different if you have ABS or not.

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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:04 pm 
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yeah just did some searching then, au series 2 had metal ones but yeah does look to have a different master cylinder.. msg'd one of my friends to see what his ed wagon had but hasn't replyed yet.. he was the one i got the extractors off too... thanks for the replys!

Oh yeah and my car is abs, thinking they all were from ed onwards?
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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:08 pm 
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Oh yeah and my car is abs, thinking they all were from ed onwards?


I have an ED GLI in my driveway that isn't ABS.

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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:11 pm 
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haha ah, was just going of my friends cars, he had a gli wagon abs, and now a fairmont also with abs.. must have been a option..
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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:22 pm 
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my eb xr8 has a metal one

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:51 pm 
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EB1 EB2 and ED series came out with a metal brake booster as well
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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:43 pm 
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EA/EB/ED 6cyl all same booster and metal, EB/ED V8 same and Metal...
The EA/EB/ED booster has 3 mounting bolts to the firewall and yours has 2, maybe with a bit of work you might be able to adapt it?

The AU II booster may not fit as the Pedal bracket is different between I and II, III.

EF/EL has same Master Cyl ABS or NOT
AU I has same Master Cyl ABS or NOT
and II, III have same master cylinder weather ABS or NOT.
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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:55 pm 
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Would a AU one make any difference to the brakes?

 

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I don't think it would make that much difference? but I could be wrong. :)
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Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:40 am 
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EA/EB/ED 6cyl all same booster and metal, EB/ED V8 same and Metal...
The EA/EB/ED booster has 3 mounting bolts to the firewall and yours has 2, maybe with a bit of work you might be able to adapt it?

The AU II booster may not fit as the Pedal bracket is different between I and II, III.

EF/EL has same Master Cyl ABS or NOT
AU I has same Master Cyl ABS or NOT
and II, III have same master cylinder weather ABS or NOT.



What about the twin diaphram booster? they where on the EB xr6/8 and metal. got one on my EB, they are not as big in diameter but allot thicker.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:14 am 
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have heard a small mod to the fire wall will do it for a metal one.

Mine cracked and was put down to the fact of extractors with no shield. I think it can be done, you may just need to get creative with it all

 

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haha ah, was just going of my friends cars, he had a gli wagon abs, and now a fairmont also with abs.. must have been a option..


Optional on some EB 2 & ED's.

I might have to keep my eyes open for a v8 booster to upgrade mine with, if they are double diaphram.

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Waggen wrote:
haha ah, was just going of my friends cars, he had a gli wagon abs, and now a fairmont also with abs.. must have been a option..


Optional on some EB 2 & ED's.

I might have to keep my eyes open for a v8 booster to upgrade mine with, if they are double diaphram.

Cheers

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Its a good cheap mod (got one for $30) it just allows you to get more braking pressure for less pedal effot.

I had a EBII fairmont with ABS. On the EB's (not sure about ED's) all ABS Fords had a LSD aswell :)

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:37 pm 
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The secret to booster lasting is too install a sheild around the booster to stop the heat cracking the plastic booster. You can buy aluminum tape with adhesive backing plumbers use it also

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