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  1. greentruck72
    Yesterday 02:13 PM - permalink
    i can get the booster and mc from autozone for $106 +($40 core) and my pedal braket combo will work, don't think i will be doing calipers does your thread have the part number for the earl's brake lines( and do you recommend these?)
  2. greentruck72
    02-26-2015 03:07 PM - permalink
    oh ok, thanks for the info my truck is actualy manual but am going to power soon so i figured cut out the middle man and go straight for the f350 upgrade, the braket i have is off a 77 f150( so a 77 f350 booster and mc kit should work or should i do a dif year) i will probably do rear brakes eventually so the wheel clys might get changed then, were you useing factory/ factory style brake hose, and where would i go for the ss upgrade on that?
  3. tbear853
    02-25-2015 08:46 PM - permalink
    I had you mixed up with a guy with a F-250.

    You'll need the correct style F-350 booster / MC to match your booster mounting. Some years they just bolted to the firewall, some used the bracket and bell crank. Whatever is on your truck's firewall.

    Your '73 F100 uses same calipers as my '77 F150 so you can gain the same increase in piston size with the '78-'79 Thunderbird calipers as I did. That is a big part of the increase but some have been happy without.

    Do look close at my hose install .... I had some issues there which I will not have when I install the SS braided hoses. I had to do some work with a dremel tool, not so with the SS braided lines.

    F350 rear wheel cyl are optional.
  4. greentruck72
    02-24-2015 11:48 PM - permalink
    i'm doing it to a 73 f100 but my bracket it a 77, so I all I need is the mc/booster combo, adapters for the lines, move the lines to the other side, would you recommend using the f350 wheel cyl or will my f100s do fine? do I need to buy a proportioning valve?, thanks for the info, and does the above list of things look good?
  5. tbear853
    02-24-2015 10:40 PM - permalink
    Well, it's not exactly "mine", and it initially was to improve braking on a F-150.


    Your truck already has dual piston front calipers. If I were doing a F-250 I'd start just swapping in the same year F-350 booster and master cylinder but you may have to change a brake line fitting or use an adapter at the master cylinder ports. The MC / Booster is cheaper as a "combo".

    You may even be able to reuse yours.

    I used an adapter which in my case, I had to modify slightly as described in my thread.

    F-150 and F-250 single piston calipers are same 73 mm piston ... 6.48 square inches.

    F-250 dual piston calipers and F-350 calipers are same with two 56 mm pistons each ... 7.50 square inches total.

    I swapped my calipers to T-Bird calipers to increase area, they fit my brackets, and have 79 mm pistons ... 7.51 square inches.

    I'd swap booster and MC as a combo.
  6. greentruck72
    02-24-2015 07:19 PM - permalink
    hey tbear853 could you send me some additional info on your f350 booster up grade, and if I were to do it what will I need?
  7. tln
    08-31-2013 02:14 PM - permalink
    I used the supplied lube that came with the cam.
  8. tln
    08-27-2013 09:24 PM - permalink
    I put an eldebrock preformer cam in my 351M ran good at startup 15 min into breakin noise started in the valve covers. thought it was odd. Drove it maybe 50 miles and got on it and it started back firing, popping. Pulled valve covers found #1 exhaust really loose, Pulled cam all exhaust lobes except 7 and 8 wiped out. I put new edelbrock valve springs in when I changed the cam. I set them to the correct hight but did not check the pressure. used rotator on exhaust valves. You posted in 2011 a reply to the popping saying it was exhaust valve problem. When I called Edlebrock they said the cam failed because of not putting zinc additive in the oil. I am wondering if something is wrong with the exhaust valve spring tension. I hate to ruin another cam. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your response.
  9. devino246
    06-17-2012 11:11 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the reps!
  10. CelticDevilDog
    02-19-2012 06:10 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the reps.

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