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Hi all, new to the forum and I have a question for you right off the bat! I'm currently trying to switch my manual brakes over to power, I went down to the local Checker parts store and picked up a reman booster and bolted it in (Midland/Ross unit) the actuating rod does'nt even come close to hitting the pedal. Any ideas? As far as I can tell the only difference betweeen the Bendix and Midland unit is that one has a crimped band and the other has a bolt on band. Were there different pedal assys? The manual lists the same part #s for both power and manual. Again it has all the right mounts and everything bolts up except it doesnt reach the brake pedal. The car is a 68 Coupe. Thanks in advance for any resolution you can bring to this frustrating problem.

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You have to change the pedal. The power brake pedal has the mount in a different position. It will fit in the original mounting bracket. You can usually find used power brake pedals for around 40 dollars or you can buy them from most mail order places.
 

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jcrumpley is correct. If you look at your pedal bracket assembly, you'll notice
a pair of holes above and behind the holes that currently hold your pedal pivot.
These holes are for the pivot of the power pedal. With the power pedal installed
in those upper holes, the pin on the pedal will line right up with the MC pushrod.

Good luck.

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I hope that replacement power brake boosters are being repaired better now. A few years back when I replaced the PBB on my 67 coupe the first 3 did not work correctly, vacuum leaks and such. fd

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Thanks fellas...I'll set about finding a "power brake" pedal. At least there is light at the end of the tunnel ;)

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