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Hydro vac bad again ??

Unread postby Acesneights on Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:46 pm

One of the reman hydrovac is bad..again :x
I really hate them. Can anyone with hydroboost on a 270 post me up some good pics of the lines, the unit etc. I wanna convert this thing once and for all.
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Re: Hydro vac bad again ??

Unread postby badbillybiker on Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:10 am

Would be nice to see a step by step with photos, and part numbers needed in a conversion from Hydro-Vacs to Hydro-Boost...
An earlier comment by me was...don't know how the DOT approved these brake systems to begin with.....payola????
Any how Aces, waiting on the sidelines for this mission to start!
5k here for a brake system I do NOT trust.and filled with trepidation on every short drive..like to a gas station..
(1974 Hydro-Vac System totally rebuilt and still not worth a shxxt!)
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Re: Hydro vac bad again ??

Unread postby jachord on Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:51 pm

I am working on a conversion guide. I have a parts list and will try to get them posted.
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Re: Hydro vac bad again ??

Unread postby Acesneights on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:01 pm

Well, I opened them both up and they are both bad...Never again from Rockauto. I ordered 2 remans from NAPA. :x :x :x
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Re: Hydro vac bad again ??

Unread postby Acesneights on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:08 pm

BTW Napa could not get the correct one but ORielly said they can get the 518055 . I just ordered the same ones I used last time but from NAPA. Only difference is the back cover mount.
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Re: Hydro vac bad again ??

Unread postby badbillybiker on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:43 pm

FWIW... I had a NIB spare reman hydro-vac for my previous Travco from years agoi. When the brakes were being done on my 74 which is my current ride, that NIB unit was over 10 years old. was installed and was no good. The diaphrams were dry rotted, the hydraulic bores rusted and the cups were destroyed... The "mechanic" claims he got re-pops from TN?... Never saw any numbers or paperwork for his services... Maybe Rock Auto hydro's were just on the shelf too long as the same story for my master cylinder from Alretta... that was also ng!! my next/last mc came from orielly at a cost reduction of over $175.00.
and is currently working...
just my $.02 worth...
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