[ROVERNET - UK] Replacement Boosters
rovercar at comcast.net
Tue Oct 24 04:06:48 BST 2006
Kent Kinard wrote:
> Interesting. Most of the same parts (ie. rebuild kits) for the Mk. II
> Girling are available from Moss for about the same price with far less
> freight charge. I think the application is for an Austin Healey 3000
> through BN7. The revised piston and seal design would be a huge
> improvement though. My recent experience with the Mk. II leads me to
> believe that they are very rebuildable. Most of us just don't do it
> often enough. It took me forever to figure out which seals went in
> which direction because the illustrations just aren't that clear.
I rebuilt the MkII (MkIIa?) on my Rover 95 successfully without any
prior experience with boosters. It worked just fine. I did get covered
with brake fluid when the big piston finally came out, though.
I got my rebuild kit from a Sunbeam Alpine specialist. I read somewhere
in the literature that you were supposed to use some sort of castor oil
to lubricate it. If I remember correctly, I bought some castor oil at
the local CVS and worked it well into the leather seal. It cleaned up a
lot and also became more flexible.
> Modern remote boosters are popular with the hot rod crown because
> engine compartment space is quite limited.
The remote boosters I have seen are very high-tech hydraulic units that
cost around $500.
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