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I have an '84 Camaro that I just dropped a 350 in. I'm having a problem with the brakes, they feel rock hard and I think its because my big cam is stealing all the vacuum. Any suggestions on how to fix the vacuum problem? Will an extra canister work? Where would I find one? Thanks for any help...
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Do you have the booster hooked to the manifold or on the Q jets it was on the very bottom of it.
You can look for steel canisters at www.summitracing.com
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Here ya go! I seem to remember my brother having this problem before on a car of his.
http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...amp;D=%2D45701
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Thanks, now do I need an electric pump for that canister or can I just hook it up? Thanks again...
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You just hook it to your intake vacuum and then the other connection to your booster. It stores vacuum so when your motor does not produce enough there is extra in the canister.
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Thanks for all your help, I'm sure that'll solve the problem!!
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I think it will do the trick. Good luck
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Hey! Is this that nice blue 84? How does the motor run? Got any pics yet?
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Hey yea it is the blue '84. The motor runs great...I found that vacuum problem when I drove it to the exhaust shop today...my brakes were kinda hard to operate lol. Other than my brake problem the motor runs strong. Here's a pic

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Yeah, I saw that pic. Can you post any of the finished job and the exhaust when its done?
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