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    front brakes started to grind on the 64 so I decided now is the time to convert! I am using the Dodge MC pivot, 7" streetrod booster with Corvette MC. This is the POWER part. Using Billys brackets with 78 G10 calipers and hoses along with 73 Nova rotors seals and bearings.
    Wish me luck,


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    Cool

    Good luck with your brakes Steve. Looks like you still got a ton of cool rides & projects. Tom

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    keep us updated as best you can. sounds like a conversion alot of us would like to try based on your lead. john

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    Just wanted to chime in, the Dodge angle bracket for the MC looks like the way to go but one more option I looked at was 69-74 Ford vans they have the similar bracket but it's all smaller than the Dodge setup. booster and all and its mounted right above the radiator (you don't have to even lay in the dirt) to check it out. the street rod guys use the booster from the ford because they're smaller. Just wanted to throw it out there. Eric

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    Tom, I've been cleaning house! I updated my sig line to reflect my current collection!
    John, I will take pics as I go.
    Eric, I am using the common 7" booster found in most streetrodding mags combined with a corvette master cyl. From the Dodge I am only using the 90 and some of the linkage. It's not underneath, it is right in your face when you open the Dodge hood. Just like to Ford unit. But, I'm only using the bracket.

    For those here like me who also have Econo's, I am devising a similar setup for the 61-67 Econoline.



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    Rip, Whats your 65 Econo Chuck Wagon?? Is that your Econo window van?? Tom

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    Hey Tom, the Chuckwagon is the other panel van I am going to shorten it to make a portable kitchen/diner to use at the shows and camping. I have a pic somewhere that will give you some idea.



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    Rip, Make sure that you take plenty of pics and post them here! I just did the Disc upgrade and may choose to Upgrade that to "Power"?
    B.W.

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    Now I just have to modify the bracket to bolt onto the floor.

    MC has two ports on each side, I will use the ports facing rear, block one of the front ports and install a pressure break switch on the other.


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    AMC Gremlin
    67 MGBGT

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    Way Cool!
    B.W.

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