72ford350 wrote:I have a 1972 F350 manual transmission with a heavily modified 390FE. This being said I have very little manifold vacuum mostly due to the long duration and high lift camshaft. I have searched many forums for information about this hydro-boost conversion. Most everything I find is being used in a light truck or a baby bronco. I would like to find the Saginaw power-steering pump model number that would have been designed for hydroboost brakes (two return lines)unsure of availibility. Also any information about which model number of master cyl. and hyd unit driving it would be very helpful. Most every conversion I have came across suggests using mostly GM parts with very generic descriptions.
I am not a fan of running an electric vacuum pump mostly due to the idea of using this truck to pull and stop heavy loads (I have more faith in hydraulics than electric pumps).
Basically I have the general idea of what I need to do but I lack the right information on which pieces to buy. I would appreciate any suggestion on this conversion process for a one ton 2WD with a big block.
Thank you for your help keeping this old truck on the road.