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RE: Brake Boosters

To: "'Robert Alan Reisse'" <>,
Subject: RE: Brake Boosters
From: Hans Duinhoven <>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 09:17:41 +0100

Are these brake boosters useable for MG B's with the dual cylinders without
(USA type)
This might become a nice upgrade in the future for my '71 GT.
What cost does VicBrit charge per booster?



'71 BGT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Alan Reisse []
> Sent: dinsdag 14 december 1999 22:11
> To:   Peter Edmands
> Cc:   MGCs
> Subject:      Re: Brake Boosters
> I just finished getting my C operational.  My mechanic installed the
> replacements from VB as they were cheaper then the overhaul kits for the
> original boosters.  He had to do a bit of configuring as they are not bolt
> in replacements for the original designs.  They work.  The car stops.  I
> still have some problems with the back brakes, but I do not know what the
> problem is; I only know the symptom - the hand brake does not work.
> The replacements look about right, but you will not win any contests with
> them as they are enough different to be noticeable, and the brake lines
> need to be rerouted a bit. So be careful if you do the replacements.  I
> can
> send you pictures of my installation if you decide to go the replacement
> route.
> Bob Reisse
> 76 MGB
> NAMGBR 8-3559
> 69 MGC-GT 
> AMGCR 1325
> At 02:54 PM 12/14/99 -0500, Peter Edmands wrote:
> >As a new owner of a 69 MGCGT in reasonably decent condition, my first
> >object is to keep it that way.  However, the lack of brake boosters (two
> >required, none installed) makes driving a bit risky.  Two boosters
> >requiring rebuild came with the car. Should I obtain a rebuild with
> >possibility of future failure, obtain the substitute servo suggested by
> >VicBrit, or is there an alternate installation of pieces that would do
> >the job?
> >
> >I would like to hear suggestions from listers that have encountered this
> >problem.
> >
> >Peter
> >
> >69 MGCGT
> >74 MGB
> >74 TR-6
> >
> >

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