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Well, 70 is what I mean perhaps. I have a 69 Cougar, 351, 3spd w/ OD. I was having brake trouble, so I got a new booster, MC, P-valve and a few new lines. I've been having so much trouble with putting the booster back on, it's not even funny. I had bought a 69 Bendix brake booster TWICE, and each time the push rod that attaches to the pedal broke off because the pedal had to be pushed to the floor in order to be attached, and wouldn't budge upwards. Then I discover, by finding my old brake booster, that it is in fact a 70 booster, without a curve on the end of the push rod. I got excited, traded in the wrong booster for the right one, and lo and behold, the stupid thing does the exact same thing. I don't know how I'm messing it up. It seems so simple. Here are some pictures, if someone doesn't mind looking at them and helping me.



Pedal pre hook up



Hooked up



How pedal is after hook up, and won't budge without popping the push rod out




To show that spacer is on



The old booster that I may end up trying again




Any and all help is appreciated. I'm aggravated and at my wit's end.

Thank you!

CDTJ
 

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1970 cars had a different disc brake pedal for use with that lollypop style push rod. You must use the "J" style push rod with your 1969 disc brake pedal.

Sorry to tell you this, but you likely ruined your diaphragm.
 
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