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Re: Delco booster date decode
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2017, 03:03:02 PM »
Rob,

I was planning to do my own also, but had insufficient information and had never seen one apart...  I called Steve Gregori at Brake Boosters, Inc  (http://www.brakeboosters.com/) and he told me the process he goes thru... after that call I decided to let Steve do mine, and he did a great job at a very reasonable price IMO.   I'd bet if you called him, he would share with you any information you required after reading the available information in the Chassis Overhaul Manual.

PS.  Overhaul of the Power Brake Cylinder (Booster) is addressed in Section 5 of the 1969 Chassis Overhaul Manual (ST 131-69).
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Re: Delco booster date decode
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2017, 05:55:03 PM »
Hi Gary, thanks for dropping in here  :) Yes, no doubt you've got experts In the US, but here in Australia it can be a challenge separating Mechanics from Muppets. There are good ones around and I always tell people "You find a good mechanic and stick with them!!"
I'll do some more research on the topic and study up on the overhaul section you mentioned, I guess at this stage I'm more interested in who does the best overhaul kit, regardless of cost.
Cheers,
Rob
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Re: Delco booster date decode
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2017, 03:57:24 AM »
Rob,... there are muppets masquerading as mechanics everywhere I think...  :)
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
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Re: Delco booster date decode
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2017, 04:49:16 PM »
Rob,... there are muppets masquerading as mechanics everywhere I think...  :)
Hahaha rofl!!  ;D Great comment, I'm still trying to get my eyes dry after reading it!!  :D
Oh dear, even the fabulous US has a muppet problem!
I've got more to say on muppets and headless chooks, but I post that in the general board as it's not particularly Camaro related, besides, I really have to go and dry my face!!  :)
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 03:07:13 AM »
Rob,... there are muppets masquerading as mechanics everywhere I think...  :)
Ok, that is no doubt the case, but I guarantee you that Aussie muppets are faster than US muppets at screwing up the most mundane tasks!!
This prehistoric country I live in is full of cavemen and Neanderthals and that's being unkind to Neanderthal man who was actually quite a clever lad for his time.
Got some interesting pics that show how this country seems to be becoming more prehistoric!! but I'll save all that for another board along with headless chooks!!
But back on topic, I've been looking at the kit from Ricks, though I might get this one apart first, then get the shell redone in gold dichromate, then check out a mob here [hitech brake and clutch] and see if they can get the bits [they had all the cups and seals for the master cylinder] plus they seem to be anything but muppets, more lovers of petrol fumes and internal combustion!
Back soon with some more prehistoric muppet stories!  :)
Cheers,
Rob
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Re: Delco booster date decode
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2017, 10:22:26 AM »
Rob you're being unfair towards our Aussie tradesmen. Sure, many are more familiar with working on domestic or Japanese brands, but there are plenty who know American cars inside out, and do good work.
However, in the case of brake boosters, I agree with Gary's recommendation - sent mine to Steve Gregori and couldn't be happier with his work - best in the business IMHO.
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: Delco booster date decode
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2017, 02:02:02 AM »
Hi Tim, I hear ya mate and in no way do I want to come across as disingenuous towards all mechanics as you are quite right in saying that there are many who are at the top of the game, which is what I meant in an earlier post when I said that it can be a challenge separating muppets from mechanics and I can tell you, that I have suffered utter misery at the hands of some engineering shops.
On the plus side, if I may sing the praises of a couple of places in my local area, look no further than Performance Modifications in Osborne Park for all your machining work, a bunch of lads who truly know their stuff and always set the excellence bar to a new height and Veem Engineering for all your balancing needs, you will not find better!
Cheers, back soon,
Rob
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Re: Delco booster date decode
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2017, 02:29:06 AM »
Hi Gary, I found exactly that manual you mentioned "1969 Chassis Overhaul Manual (ST 131-69)." Though not on this site, is it on crg somewhere? I found the pdf on camaroowners.com and yes, lots of good info! I've got some bedtime stories to read!  :)
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Rob
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Re: Delco booster date decode
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2017, 05:11:16 AM »
Rob,

I don't know if the chassis overhaul manual is available 'digitally' or not.   I have hardcopy manuals (for SM, OH, and Fisher Body) for my Camaro that I bought after purchase of my car in 1976...
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Re: Delco booster date decode
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2017, 04:37:13 PM »
Hi Gary, here's a link to were I found it
http://www.camaroowners.com/1969%20CHEVROLET%20CHASSIS%20OVERHAUL.pdf
I didn't include this link previously as it is to another site which may be outside protocol for crg and camaroowners.
Will glady let admins here decide if it's ok or not.
Found it's best to right mouse on the link and use 'save target as' method to get the file.
Cheers,
Rob
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