Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Doylestown, Pa.
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Power brake question
Hi to the group:
A few weeks ago a co-worker was going to take his partially disassembled 1985 Laredo to the metal recyclers. I was talking to my wife about buying a few parts and she says, "why don't you buy the whole thing and just give him what the scrap guy would have given him".
Wow, I was shocked. Anyway, here I am with a rusty project in the garage, (the last inspection sticker is from 1995). It's been outside in an open carport since then, so you get the idea.
Right now I'm listing the areas to attack and prioritizing them.
Anyway, strangely enough the jeep has non-power front disc brakes. Being a driver since the early 70's Ive owned and driven a lot of cars with manual drum brakes, but only one with manual disc brakes. I thought it was hard to stop and I didn't have as precise a feel as I had with manual drum brakes.
My neighbor has a power booster from a CJ-5 that I'm thinking of retrofitting. my question is, if I do go to power brakes, do I need to change out the proportioning valve?
I know I'll have to make new lines to fit the new placement, but will the proportioning valve for the manual brakes work with a power booster?
Is there anything that else that may need to be changed?