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    Default 81 Brake Booster install

    Please tell me there is a special trick to installing a booster on a 81. Do I have to drop the steering colum and dash cluster to get to the upper studs? I would appreciate any help. Thanks, Chris

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    Heavy,

    You don't drop the steering column.

    You do have to be some kind of contortionist to maneuver your hands to the 2 top nuts.

    Generally, disconnect the rear base of the master cylinder from the brake booster's front side (in the engine compartment side). Do not disconnect brake lines.

    Remove the 4 nuts

    Disconnect the rod from the brake pedal. You'll probably have to get a couple of hours at the local masseuse, but it is that straight forward.

    Good luck

    GerryLP

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    It also helps to remove the seat. It just give alittle more room to twist yourself into the knot that it takes to those top nuts.

    If you have big hand; it will be harder. Good luck.

    Gary

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    Remove the seat for sure. Also you will need a deep socket, u-joint and 12" extension to get the upper nut off. Take a couple of Motrin when you are done.

    Gary

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    On the positive side. When you're done with this job, it only can get easier

    Good luck!

    Groeten Peter

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    Finally finished it today. My big hands took a beating, but it is done. Ready for a weekend trip.

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