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1955 Buick Roadmaster Brake Booster Replacement

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I have heard that there is a low chance that if I rebuild my Brake Booster that’s under the car on the drivers side that there is NO Chance that the car will ever stop, so can anyone

assist me where I can have rebuilt?  Also, the power steering unit, and the Starter,?  I am trying to complete restore this car for an older family member? 

In short I need help!

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Any good auto electric shop can rebuild your starter, no doubt there are some near you. The power brake unit can be rebuilt but they are not the best. Power steering, depends what is wrong. You could start at your local parts store.

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Try these guys. They did my Bendix model for my 61 Merc that was no longer available.

Power Brake Booster Exchange Inc.

4335 SE 63rd Ave. - Portland, OR 97206
503.238.8882

Vacuum Brake Booster Rebuilders

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We have had several '50s Buick brake boosters rebuilt by Power Brake Exchange in Pittsburg, always with good results.

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20 hours ago, kam said:

I have heard that there is a low chance that if I rebuild my Brake Booster that’s under the car on the drivers side that there is NO Chance that the car will ever stop, so can anyone assist me where I can have rebuilt?  Also, the power steering unit, and the Starter,?  I am trying to complete restore this car for an older family member? 

In short I need help!

 

You have been correctly informed that the brake booster is not like later more common ones and those not experienced with them are not usually able to achieve success due to their unusual design, myself included.  After my own failed rebuild I sent mine to Rich Hlady's Midwest Power Products in Morris IL, 877-966-0550 or www.midwestbooster.com .  I toured his shop; he is a true pro and specialist and has the experience to build and test your unit an make it perform properly.  My cost was about $375 as few years ago and it has worked perfectly ever since,

 

Todd Crews

POCI 1957 Technical Advisor 

Edited by poci1957 (see edit history)

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Regarding the other items, Rusty is correct that any good auto electric shop familiar with 1950s-70s GM cars should be able to handle your starter.  The power steering pump is an early type but relatively simple and if it has not been actually damaged and just needs seals and gaskets you can get the rebuild kit from Olds specialists www.fusickautomotiveproducts.com and probably other sources for $60 or less.  Or www.larescorp.com can handle the rebuild for you, check them for cost and details, Todd C 

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