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58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID
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markeheiden
Posted 2018-09-07 1:06 PM (#569761)
Subject: 58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID


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I have a 58 plymouth Belvedere with original brake booster that is leaking. I have not seen another car with this same exact setup. It looks to me like a kelsey hayes bellows maybe but has a metal cover over it? Can anyone verify what I have and suggest a supplier?



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Finsinthemirror
Posted 2018-09-07 1:41 PM (#569764 - in reply to #569761)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID



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It's not the Kelsey-Hayes unit (bellows type), that is the Bendix (canister type) unit. When a car got power brakes either unit was used depending upon variables. Lots of other cars have it and it's a better unit in my opinion as there isn't a big rubber bellows to blow out or crack on you.
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ronbo97
Posted 2018-09-07 2:09 PM (#569767 - in reply to #569764)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID


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The Bendix units seemed to end up mostly on Dodges and Desotos, while the K-H units were used mostly on Plymouths and Chryslers. No idea why. They are interchangeable.

Ron

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imopar380
Posted 2018-09-07 5:48 PM (#569775 - in reply to #569767)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID



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In Canadian production models, they all got the metal canister Bendix unit from my experience.
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imopar380
Posted 2018-09-07 5:49 PM (#569776 - in reply to #569761)
Subject: RE: 58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID



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markeheiden - 2018-09-07 10:06 AM

I have a 58 plymouth Belvedere with original brake booster that is leaking. I have not seen another car with this same exact setup. It looks to me like a kelsey hayes bellows maybe but has a metal cover over it? Can anyone verify what I have and suggest a supplier?


Booster Dewey in Portland OR rebuilds them. They rebuilt the unit on my 1960 Chrysler. http://www.boosterdeweyexchange.com/
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dlyle
Posted 2018-09-07 6:22 PM (#569777 - in reply to #569776)
Subject: RE: 58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID



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imopar380 - 2018-09-07 2:49 PM

markeheiden - 2018-09-07 10:06 AM

I have a 58 plymouth Belvedere with original brake booster that is leaking. I have not seen another car with this same exact setup. It looks to me like a kelsey hayes bellows maybe but has a metal cover over it? Can anyone verify what I have and suggest a supplier?


Booster Dewey in Portland OR rebuilds them. They rebuilt the unit on my 1960 Chrysler. http://www.boosterdeweyexchange.com/


Just did mine too and it works great.
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markeheiden
Posted 2018-09-07 6:48 PM (#569779 - in reply to #569761)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID


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Maybe this was a Canadian Plymouth originally? The Dewey Booster website seems to be down or gone. Now that I know to look for a Bendix it might be easier. A rebuild would be ideal since budget is a factor..
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imopar380
Posted 2018-09-07 6:55 PM (#569780 - in reply to #569779)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID



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markeheiden - 2018-09-07 3:48 PM

Maybe this was a Canadian Plymouth originally? The Dewey Booster website seems to be down or gone. Now that I know to look for a Bendix it might be easier. A rebuild would be ideal since budget is a factor..


The web site was up earlier, but they have a Facebook page too https://www.facebook.com/BoosterDewey/
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markeheiden
Posted 2018-09-07 7:38 PM (#569784 - in reply to #569761)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Belvedere Brake Booster ID


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Thanks for the tip. I was able to find a local shop that can rebuild it for $245. They had some no longer obtainable seals made up for those particular units and have all the parts in stock so I'll take it in next week.
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