1985-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
CONVERSION VACUUM BRAKE BOOSTER KIT with VACUUM BRAKE PEDAL
This is another option to consider if you have a fairly stock 1985-1987 Buick Turbo Regal and want to switch from your original powermaster brake system. This kit comes complete with everything you need as shown. This unit comes with a REBUILT Cardone brake booster and a BRAND new master cylinder. The booster has a 9″ diameter. The master cylinder and vacuum booster in this kit is exactly what GM used in 1986-1987 on a non-Turbo Regal application.
There are no clearance issues with this unit and the stock remote power steering reservoir. It also comes with our new vacuum block with gasket and hardware. It has the vacuum port similar to what GM used on the 1989 Turbo Trans Am. We also include 2 feet of vacuum hose and our new reproduction gasket to firewall.
The kit also includes a used correct Buick Regal vacuum brake pedal assembly. This pedal has the correct size pin and in the correct location so you can hook up the rod from the vacuum booster with no interference. You would get a Letter of Credit for $25 if you send us your powermaster brake pedal that you have removed and replaced with our vacuum pedal assembly.
Depending on our current core supply, we may be interested in your original powermaster brake unit for a Letter of Credit.
This booster uses the same factory holes in the firewall as the powermaster. The rod on this brake booster will only work with the vacuum pedal assembly that comes with this kit.
Since nothing gets cut or drilled related to the original powermaster, the original powermaster can be re-used should you want to convert back to the factory set up at a later date.
We highly recommend installation be done by a qualified mechanic, since you have to properly bleed the brakes and making sure the system is operating properly under all conditions.
Remember, your best option is always to stay with the factory GM powermaster brake system. This unit is only to be used with a stock or a fairly stock Turbo Regal. A modified engine or one with a performance cam would cause vacuum levels to be greatly reduced, which could cause braking problems. One possible solution would be to purchase from Summit or Jegs an additional vacuum canister to retain proper vacuum levels.
When purchasing this part you may also want to purchase Part #7218 Stainless Braided Brake Hoses as these will improve the stopping ability.
For our rebuilt powermaster brake unit, See our Part #7021 - 1985-1987 Turbo Regal - Rebuilt Powermaster Brake Unit.
However, if you have a STOCK engine, there is adequate vacuum to switch over to a vacuum brake system. We have another option: Our Part #7679 - Conversion Vacuum Brake Booster kit with new correct size pin for the stock brake pedal.
NOTE - A vacuum brake system is NOT recommended for a Turbo Regal with a modified engine or one with a performance cam because vacuum levels are greatly reduced, which could cause braking problems.
NOTE - Be sure to check out the other options we offer for converting the Turbo Regal brake system - Part #7679 Conversion Vacuum Brake Booster kit with new correct size pin for the stock brake pedal, #7617 Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit, or #7618 HYDRATECH Hydro-Boost System conversion.
NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #7716 Reproduction of the GM Aluminum Brake Drums (2) Set - 10-Bolt (This would be the correct size for all stock rears on 1984-1987 Buick Turbo Regals), #7717 Reproduction of the GM Aluminum Brake Drums (2) Set - 12-Bolt (NOTE - GM never made aluminum drums for their 12-bolt rears. These were made special to accommodate the 12-bolt axles), #7539 Baer SS4+ Front Brakes and Spindles Upgrade System with BLACK Calipers, #6697 Reproduction Brake Accumulator Bowl, #7619 CPB Hydro-Boost Conversion Kit, #7698 GM Brake Drum Hardware (26) Kit, #7021 Rebuilt Powermaster Brake Unit, #7189 Reproduction Brake Proportioning Valve, #7459 Reproduction Complete Brake Lines (7) Kit, #7218 Stainless Braided Brake Hoses (3) Kit, #7189 Reproduction Brake Proportioning Valve, and #7459 Reproduction Complete Brake Lines (7) Kit.
NOTE - If you send us your original powermaster brake pedal, you will receive a Letter of Credit for $25. Depending on our current core supply, we may be interested in your original powermaster brake unit for a Letter of Credit.
NOTE - We recommend installation be done by a qualified auto mechanic.
7625 - 1985-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Conversion Vacuum Brake Booster Kit with Vacuum Brake Pedal