Master cylinder and booster

My engine doesn't make enough vacumn at idle, so I am using a Summit vacumn reserve cannister. I am also using an ECI vacuum pump, hidden under the stainless panels. The hoses are routed through a vacumn sensing switch that runs the pump only when the vacumn drops below about 21 inches.

My engine doesn't make enough vacuum at idle, so I am using a Summit vacuum reserve canister. I am also using an ECI vacuum pump, hidden under the stainless panels. The hoses are routed through a vacuum sensing switch that runs the pump only when the vacuum drops below about 21 inches.

77 Monza power brake booster. 86 Camaro 4 wheel disc master cylinder. The diffenerence in braking is a huge improvement compared to the factory non-power setup. This, in combination with the Monza ventilated rotors, calipers and brake pads, makes my car brake very well.

77 Monza power brake booster. 86 Camaro 4 wheel disc master cylinder. The difference in braking is a huge improvement compared to the factory non-power setup. This, in combination with the Monza ventilated rotors, calipers and brake pads, makes my car brake very well.

4 responses to “Master cylinder and booster

  1. Very cool car, love it. I had a much beloved ’74 Vega GT in metallic bronze I always wanted to convert to a V8 when I was 17. Now I’m 60 and your car tantalized me!

    • Jon

      Thank you for the kind words. I’ve had this car so long it’s part of the family…well almost.
      I am almost 62 so we are from the same era.

  2. Any chance you can provide plumbing details for vacuum canister, sensing switch and canister? Part numbers would be a huge help too. I have the same issue on my cammed 1955 Chevy truck

    • Jon

      I used aeromotive stainless 3/8″ braided hose for the plumbing.
      The canister is a Summit Racing polished aluminum one.
      The pump & switch are no longer being made.
      I don’t even remember the brand name.
      In fact 4 or 5 years ago the vacumn switch went bad, and when I replaced it, I think I bought one from eBay.
      A vacumn pump from a Volvo S60 is supposed to be a good way to do it these days.
      I believe you would still have to get a vacumn switch, but the pump is supposed to be the hot ticket right now.
      If my pump went dead, that is probably what I would get as a replacement.
      Use a relay when you wire it up.
      If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

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