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Power brake booster interchange
« on: May 12, 2012, 03:42:47 PM »
Hey guys,
I was at a junkyard today & I ran across a 1978 Mustang II with power brakes. My car has manual brakes & I wanna change that. Now, I checked & found the master cylinder for power brakes matches up for a 78 Mustang II & 77 Pinto but the part number for the brake booster is different.
My question is does anyone know if the brake booster from the 78 Mustang II will work?
Thanks for any info!
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Re: Power brake booster interchange
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 11:43:15 PM »
i seem to recall that it did but its been over 15 years since i did power booster upgrade from a mustang2. i usually go the other route.from power to manual
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Re: Power brake booster interchange
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 01:14:32 AM »
Cool, sounds good to me. I was perfectly okay with manual brakes on the car but after I hit the brakes & almost hit a car in front of me when the car just didn't want to stop as well I decided to switch to power brakes. I saw that 78 Mustang II in the junkard & am wanting to get as many parts I can from it before it's gone.
Matt Manter
1977 Pinto sedan- Named Harold II after the first Pinto(Harold) owned by my mom. R.I.P mom- 1980 parts provider & money machine for anything that won't fit the 80
1980 Pinto Runabout- work in progress