Jason Coupe DeVille Resto - Rebuilt Original Power Brake Booster and Master Cylinder Installed

I've had a newer aftermarket power brake booster and master cylinder in my 64 Coupe DeVille the past few years and it has very few miles (and on the way to good home now), and has been a great brake setup, but as I continue to restore my car to an "Original Look" this was one of the areas I wanted to return to original in appearance.   It is also one of the areas I would get dinged a point or two when I take the car to the Grand National for Judging, and I  just like the original setup better anyway! I've had an original rebuilt Delco Morraine waiting to go in my 64 for well over a year and finally got around to installing it this week.

According to the shop manual the Delco Morraine is zinc plated. It doesn't list it as yellow zinc or silver zinc.  My booster and master cylinder came silver-grey which is the natural color of zinc anyway so I think I'm in the ballpark!  Also looking at Fig 6-10 in the shop manual the cap looks a little lighter and the hold down clamp is black.  The cover was scruffed up a bit anyway and painted it with the Tank Tone paint I bought from Eastwood sometime back, and painted the hold down clamp black. I put a washer beneath it to protect the paint until it cures more.

I have a car show this weekend and was a bit nervous about removing and replacing the brakes booster and master cylinder, but all is installed, brake system has been bled and all is working perfectly!  I used a vacuum pump to bleed the brakes which was a first for me, and now I'm asking myself why I didn't use this method 30 years ago!

 Below are pictures of the aftermarket setup I have had in the car, the rebuilt original Delco Morraine setup I've had waiting in the wings for over a year to installed, and everything installed in the car and ready for this weekend's meet-up and car show with the NC Eastern CLC Members in Clayton, NC.

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Dean Mixon on December 17, 2016 at 12:29pm

Where did you find your rebuild kit for the booster? I see several onine and looks like they are expensive.

Comment by Jason Edge on April 15, 2014 at 3:57pm

A lot of discussion on brakes the last couple days and thought I would bump this back up.

Comment by Reverend Ratt on March 17, 2014 at 4:02pm
Hey jason quick question... after instaling my 1406 as well as the trans adapt 2446 and also blocking off and sealing all 4 exhaust ports and being positivr on vacuum leaks im havinh an issue with my brakes. In reverse I have power brakes supported by vacuum BUT in drive cruising down the road and having to stop at a light I have no power brakes. Works fine in park reverse and nuetral but not in drive and while driving. ONLY SOMETIMES. Any ideas?
Comment by Mack on September 21, 2013 at 1:01am

Looking nice, almost like pic was taken back in 1964 ;)

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