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Vacuum brakes & high lift cams don't mix...
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Author:  new.best.one [ Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Vacuum brakes & high lift cams don't mix...

On my hot rod with 351 Windsor engine, since I have owned it has crappy at best power brakes. In talking to an OLD friend I learned that the valves opening longer than a standard cam causes lack of vacuum, which greatly affects braking, power brakes. Makes sense, but if I look on line for help, I can spend lots of bucks$$$$$ on fixes. I can remember some cars in my past that had a "fruit can" looking canister for vacuum boost. My question is can I do this the less expensive way or is it going to require some $300 - $500 purchasing of racing parts, pumps and pretty canisters?

Author:  Jeff B [ Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Vacuum brakes & high lift cams don't mix...

Not bad going this route even cheaper if you come across a low mileage Cadillac at the local Pick N Pull https://www.powerperformancenews.com/te ... m-booster/

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