Hello, I have a 63t-bird my brakes work but i have to stand on the pedal to make the car stop. A friend said try plugging the vacuume line to booster. no change. What could the problem be?

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Asked by Sep 22, 2014 at 09:02 PM about the 1963 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Check for vacuum at the booster itself, no vacuum, no booster. If you have vacuum there then the booster went bye bye.

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Not sure how to check for vacuum at the booster itself. Please explain. Should the line coming in on passenger side produce vacuum for the booster?

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The large vacuum line that goes to the booster should have manifold vacuum on it with the engine running.

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I think your problem is the fact that it is a 63! You are probably used to the brakes on the newer cars... 4 wheel disk brakes. Well, your Bird has 4 wheel DRUM brakes. Look up old car test and yours took about 350 feet to stop from 60mph. The 65 added front wheel disk and the test show it stops in under 170 feet. I don't remember the exact numbers but these are very close. If that is not your problem let me know with more info.

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