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Old 04-04-2012, 09:43 AM   #57 (permalink)
Ford Escort 2.0
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I'll second that jakobnev said - many conversions use a three-piece system which includes a vacuum pump (you already have this), a vacuum switch (about $40), and a vacuum reservoir (can be made from a length of 4" to 6" PVC pipe - cheap). The switch will turn on the pump when the vacuum becomes depleted while you are driving. As you found out, you need the vacuum booster right away when stopping, so a vac reservoir is needed.

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