69 CAt brake booster

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by racenu, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know where i can locate a new brake booster for the 69 wildcat. I am unable to find aftermarket and wasn't really wanting to rebuild mine but rather change it out as it looks like crap.
    second question, is a disc brake/drum combo booster different from a drum/drum brake booster?
    thanks in advance. Gordon
     
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  3. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    thanks Larry, i see they list 2 and the pictures are a little different then each other however only one is in stock. now i am wondering if one style is disc and the other drum, very Interesting and thanks for the link.
     
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Could be, BUT, if you click on the info tab, you'll see that the one they have available is the Dual Diaphragm one.

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=259231&cc=1025020&jsn=8&jsn=8

    The one they are out of is the Single Diaphragm option.

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=259223&cc=1025020&jsn=9&jsn=9

    Disc brakes do require more pressure so the one that is available is probably for Disc.
     
  5. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    I broke out my Buick manual and appears 2 available, Delco and Bendix which possibly explains the shape differences. The manual says the Bendix units were painted black and so I am guessing the Delco was anodized like the one on my car so I may as well blast my unit and paint it black lol, problem solved.
     
  6. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    I've bought several remans from Napa. Never an issue with quality and readily available. Since they are factory units they can be made to look mostly correct with some effort if you choose.

    Chrome 9" brake boosters send shivers up my spine. They go good with elderbrock carbs and 3/4 race cams..
     
  7. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Lol, Definitely no chrome brake booster for my car
     
  8. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Call Booster Steve at Power Brake Booster Exchange in Portland,Oregon
    He owns the place and knows his stuff! He's one of my best friends.
    Tell him Eric sent you. He is a friendly guy and if he's not then, let me know and I'll pound him! He knows more about power brake boosters than probably anyone on this planet! He ships all over the world.
    He's been rebuilding power brake boosters for over 28 years. He's done all mine and they always work perfectly! I would have him rebuild yours if I were you. He does exchanges too if you would like. But, do whatever floats your boat!
    Happy Boostering!
    Steve's phone number is...
    503-238-8882
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2020
  9. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks Eric, I did search this topic and saw Booster Steve being recommended. I have lots of options now. Cheers
     
  10. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    That is so funny...Steve always says
    Cheers at the end of all his texts.
     
  11. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    I heard you are buying up 69 wildcat convertible parts from Mn. Small world, lol.
     

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