power brakes, removing the boost.
So, a few months ago I realized my brake booster was leaking, probably, and probably allowing brake fluid to get into the engine combustion process. So, cheaper and simpler than replacing it, I removed it. I joined the gap in the brake lines with a simple coupler fitting, and voila: an additional cubic foot of empty space in the engine compartment. I really liked the look of the engine bay sans booster.
I bought the fitting for a couple of bucks from a well known English parts supplier and the job was done.
Well, recently I realized that my underfloor master cylinder was shot: leaking brake fluid all over the ground. So I ordered a new one. The same supplier offers both the original 22mm bore master cylinder for my car as well as a 20mm bore cylinder they say is meant for early four wheel disc brake cars that weren't originally supplied with any boost. So I oredered that one. And I am here to report that it works fine and offers a bit more of a range of pedal feel for the brake system. In short: I've removed all boost from the car and the engine compartment looks less cluttered and I am quite happy with the brakes' performance.
I might add that this is a 105 sedan with standing pedals, an underfloor master cyliner and single circuit brake line plumbing: a simple system, now simpler.
'73 GT Junior1600-gone now.
'69 Giulia 1300ti 2 liter-the honeymoon is ON.