The restoration is underway on my 1965 Buick Special Sportwagon and we've hit a snag. After removing the 300 V8, changing out the front drum brakes to disc and dropping in the new 455, we've hit a snag. It seems the Power Brake Booster which measures 11" wide is going to rub the drivers side valve cover!
I've been in touch with Cardone Industries which has emailed me specs for a later model Power Brake Booster that flush mounts to the firewall and measures 8 3/4" in width but has an eyelet actuating rod as opposed to the standard threaded rod.
Before I go buying another brake booster, and try modifying the brake linkage, has anyone run into this problem? Can you tell me what Brake Booster, Master Cylinder combination or application will work? I could use any information on application, manufacturer, part number or anything else that would solve the valve cover clearance problem?
As it is, the passenger side valve cover has about two inches of clearance from the A/C housing so they better not leak or it's going to be a major job to get these valve covers off!