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Hello....... looking for direction. I need to replace brake booster on my 63 Thunderbird. A rebuild will cost $400 plus shipping my old core to the seller. However I see a replacement aftermarket booster for $250 on E-bay. no core needed. I am not concerned about an original look so are the new aftermarket boosters the way to go ??
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A TuffStuff 2131 booster/ MC combo will work with some modifications. $173 at Summit. You want a 1" bore master. See the attached pictures for reference.

B0: factory booster with dual master retrofit. The Tuff Stuff is about 1/2" shorter than this.
B1: Measuring the old booster.
B2: Trimming the new one, blue tape as a guide.
B3: Using a heim joint to adapt the booster to my factory brake pedal.
B4: Enlarge the holes in the factory bracket to fit the bolt pattern on the new booster.
B5: Modifying the factory brace to fit around the longer dual master.

On the upside: I sold my old booster on ebay for more than the cost of the new one.
 

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Yadkin -- Tuff Stuff says they have no bolt on booster. I understand that you "made it work" but I just don't want to get in to all that.
 

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It's your car. The modifications took me a couple of hours, and gave me the clearance that I needed for my vintage Offenhauser valve covers.
 

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That certainly looks "plug and play". I'm concerned about the overall length though. Contact with the diagonal brace may be a problem. Maybe the seller can send you a dimensional drawing.
 

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Was hoping I'd get some input from someone that had used the above E-Bay item?
Not many people on the forums these days.
 
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