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Re: 1955 Patrician Brakes
#11
Just popping in
Just popping in

Dieselsubmariner
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Phil_78 wrote:
The older Jeeps used the same 2" brake shoe. Thats what I used. Exactly the same


when i measured the old ones i noticed drum is 12”, the pads are 2 1/4”

do you have a part number for the jeep ones?

Posted on: 9/19 7:32
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Re: 1955 Patrician Brakes
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Just popping in
Just popping in

Dieselsubmariner
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As for the BTV, i decided to do the conversion as it has been described many times on here (i did some more searching) and i picked up a brand new booster with the master cylinder yesterday. I did came across a post, where it was mounted in the hole of the fresh air intake.. yes i have AC. i might go that route, and will report back.

Posted on: 9/19 7:34
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Re: 1955 Patrician Brakes
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Home away from home
Home away from home

JWL
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I had Ross Miller replace the BTV power brake on my 1955 Clipper with a conventional master cylinder. It required all the bits and pieces from a another Packard (master cylinder, pedals, linkage, etc.). The brakes worked wonderfully. They were easy to modulate and were effective in slowing down and stopping the Clipper. I highly recommend this way over trying to make something else work.

I sometimes wonder if it is worth all the time, effort and worry bead fingering to try and convert the BTV to another kind of power brake system.

Posted on: 9/20 10:58
We move toward
And make happen
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