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Why we all should have hydroboost/ JimL's Brake Paper article

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by camiswelding, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    Why we all should have hydroboost/ JimL\'s Brake Paper article

    I just did the full conversion...
    many of you were asking where my info came from
    JimL's Brake Paper (goggle search brought it up)
    I also see he has several sites listed and one of them has EVERYTHING one could ever want to know about brakes and conversions so make sure you look for that site
    I was amazed at the time and energy this guy put into chevy brakes...until I began reading all the recalls and TSB's and realized this guy seems to have his poo poo together
    Let me know what you all think
    UPDATE>>>> this is a fixed link now.. I figured out this computer thing
    http://andyplim.freeyellow.com/Brakes.htm
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    " I dont mind not going but stopping could be real important down a 500 foot drop-off"
     
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    Re: Why we all should have hydroboost/ JimL\'s Brake Paper article

    thanks my man, others and myself appreciate your efforts. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: Why we all should have hydroboost/ JimL\'s Brake Paper article

    Your link was missing a "0" Here's a clicky...

    JimL's Brake Paper
     
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    Re: Why we all should have hydroboost/ JimL\'s Brake Paper article

    thanks.. Ive edited my posting and put up the full pages link for everyone... enjoy the reading... it is fantastic and is a must save for your archive
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    Re: Why we all should have hydroboost/ JimL\'s Brake Paper article

    I feel really stupid for asking this, but is hydro boost? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    Thanks.

    Kris
     
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    Re: Why we all should have hydroboost/ JimL\'s Brake Paper article

    hydroboost is the later model..usually post mid 80s vintage braking system that was chevys answer to some poor and dangerous vacuum brake systems. It runs off the power steering pump (higher pressure) and is said to provide superior braking.... of course the rest of the system needs to be in good shape... it really helps disc brake conversions etc....
    read the JIM'LS brake article and youll get the gist of everything
    cam

    there are no stupid questions just stupid people that wont answer them
     
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    Re: Why we all should have hydroboost/ JimL\'s Brake Paper article

    It is used alot in diesel applications because diesels don't produce much vacuum.
     
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    Re: Why we all should have hydroboost/ JimL\'s Brake Paper article

    My 90 does that whole hard pedal and no stop....So far only in the winter, and just the first few applications. It bothered me the first time it happened.

    What do you think about a vaccum reserve can? Kinda seems to me like that would help the problem....
     

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