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    Default Power booster rebuild kit?

    Does anyone know where I can find a rebuild kit for a power brake booster on a 72 GS?

    I can find new power brake boosters between $130-160,
    But I was hoping to save some money with a kit and rebuild it myself.

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearchillz View Post
    Does anyone know where I can find a rebuild kit for a power brake booster on a 72 GS?

    I can find new power brake boosters between $130-160,
    But I was hoping to save some money with a kit and rebuild it myself.
    Think it is cheaper to buy a new one.

    Here's one on Ebay,

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Camaro-11-De...VX-UBQ&vxp=mtr
    Larry
    1998 "Fully Optioned" SC3800 Riviera
    70 GS 455 Stage1, TSP 470, 602 HP@ 5900, 589 TQ @ 4900
    TA Hyd Roller Cam, 230*/238*, 112, .544"/.577" lift, 4-7 swap
    MSD Digital 6+, Ignitionman Distributor w/MSD trigger
    THM400 with Ultimate 258mm converter, Gear Vendors OD
    AED 1000 HO Carb, 800 CFM 7042240 Quadrajet
    8.5 10 bolt, 3.73's Race weight 4025lbs.
    Best E.T. 11.54 Best MPH, 116.06
    Larrymta@verizon.net, GSCA #291
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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    IMHO...I would have Booster Dewey or Booster Steve rebuild your unit.
    They have been doing them for 25+ years and know all the glitches to
    watch out for. They are old school experts and can save you a headache
    or two. They are well known all over the planet. Tell them Buick Eric sent you!

    Their number is as follows...
    Power Brake Booster Exchange
    Portland Oregon
    503-238-8882

    Buick Eric / Oregon

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    Before you tackle this as a DIY job, just a suggestion, but take a look at what it would take to get it apart and then back together again. You have to "unlock" all the locking tabs, then somehow hold one half while you "unscrew" the other half, then reverse it while assembling, all without bending up the metal.
    Scott

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    The cost of a new one is essentially the same as a rebuild kit:

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...k/model/gs-455
    Jim Lore
    BPG 1037
    "If you cannot clear up the confusion at least make the confusion clear."

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    Thanks for the replies. Maybe I will just buy a new one.
    Idk yet.
    When I mentioned rebuilding it myself, that was a bit of an exaggeration. I know a fella who said he's done many over the years, and it only takes 15-20 minutes so he'd show me how.

    Might not really be worth it if the kit costs just as much as a new one.

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    I would consider having your original GM rebuilt rather than a new one that frequently comes from across the pond (off shore).

    Buick Eric / Oregon

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    There are things I like to do myself but when it comes to a booster if I was going original I want mine done and refinished correctly in gold cad. If not then a repro is fine . Local auto parts stores used to sell rebuilt units painted grey.
    John & Terry Kemper
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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    I think new ones do not have the "M" stamped in them like originals
    Scott

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    Is it Really worth $130+shipping to have it rebuilt, when instead I could buy a brand new one for about the same cost? Or even better, that brand new one from summit for $100?

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearchillz View Post
    Is it Really worth $130+shipping to have it rebuilt, when instead I could buy a brand new one for about the same cost? Or even better, that brand new one from summit for $100?
    Nobody? I guess I'll go ahead then and assume that the only reason somebody would go the more expensive route of rebuilding, would be for the sake of keeping things original

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearchillz View Post
    Nobody? I guess I'll go ahead then and assume that the only reason somebody would go the more expensive route of rebuilding, would be for the sake of keeping things original
    It depends on how anal you are about originality You answered your own question.
    Larry
    1998 "Fully Optioned" SC3800 Riviera
    70 GS 455 Stage1, TSP 470, 602 HP@ 5900, 589 TQ @ 4900
    TA Hyd Roller Cam, 230*/238*, 112, .544"/.577" lift, 4-7 swap
    MSD Digital 6+, Ignitionman Distributor w/MSD trigger
    THM400 with Ultimate 258mm converter, Gear Vendors OD
    AED 1000 HO Carb, 800 CFM 7042240 Quadrajet
    8.5 10 bolt, 3.73's Race weight 4025lbs.
    Best E.T. 11.54 Best MPH, 116.06
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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    What do you guys think about this one

    More Information for A-1 CARDONE 501106
    http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....nid=420&jpid=2

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearchillz View Post
    What do you guys think about this one

    More Information for A-1 CARDONE 501106
    http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....nid=420&jpid=2
    Other than the fact that the booster doesn't have the proper finish (cad plating), it should be fine. What do you think?
    Larry
    1998 "Fully Optioned" SC3800 Riviera
    70 GS 455 Stage1, TSP 470, 602 HP@ 5900, 589 TQ @ 4900
    TA Hyd Roller Cam, 230*/238*, 112, .544"/.577" lift, 4-7 swap
    MSD Digital 6+, Ignitionman Distributor w/MSD trigger
    THM400 with Ultimate 258mm converter, Gear Vendors OD
    AED 1000 HO Carb, 800 CFM 7042240 Quadrajet
    8.5 10 bolt, 3.73's Race weight 4025lbs.
    Best E.T. 11.54 Best MPH, 116.06
    Larrymta@verizon.net, GSCA #291
    BCA # 37548
    N.E. GS/GN Club Assistant Director

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    Default Re: Power booster rebuild kit?

    BearChillz====in addition to not having the right plating, the booster stampings <) around the outside are different on the new vs the originals. Again --- it all depends if you want it looking all original.

 

 

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