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Offline Cadillac1955

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I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
« on: November 05, 2009, 02:22:20 PM »
I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
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Offline Coupe

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Re: I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 02:32:40 PM »
I would guess not. I base that on the fact that my '57 does not have one and the '58 I had did.
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Offline Otto Skorzeny

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Re: I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009, 03:11:14 PM »
The 56 has one for power brake assist. It looks like a slim coffee can down in the left fender well. Does the 55 use a different brake system than 56?
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Offline Walter Youshock

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Re: I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009, 03:23:41 PM »
I'd say it doesn't.  The Hydrovac brake booster didn't need one.  I think they came out along with the Treadle-Vac boosters.  '56 and '58 have canisters and 'Treadle-Vac boosters. '57 was the last of the Hydrovacs and don't have a canister.
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Offline Otto Skorzeny

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Re: I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 04:28:07 PM »
Yes but the question concerns a '55, not a '57.
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Offline Walter Youshock

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Re: I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 07:48:49 PM »
Yes.  And, as I said, 1956 AND 1958 had TREADLE-VAC brake boosters.  1957 DID NOT.  Prior to 1956, Bendix Hydrovac was the standard brake booster.  For some odd reason, Cadillac went to treadle-vac in 1956 and back to hydro-vac in 1957 and back to treadle-vac in 1958.

1955 also had BENDIX HYDROVAC.

"The Hydrovac brake booster didn't need one.  I think they came out along with the Treadle-Vac boosters."

'56 and '58 have canisters and 'Treadle-Vac boosters. '57 was the last of the Hydrovacs and don't have a canister.

Does YOUR treadle-vac 1956 have one?  I do know 1958's (which came with treadle-vacs) have tanks.  Yet, the Hydrovac-equipped '57 cars did not have them. 

1957 was the last year of Bendix Hydrovac boosters on the standard and Brougham line.  1958 Eldorado Broughams still had Hydrovacs. 
« Last Edit: November 05, 2009, 08:25:20 PM by Walter Youshock »
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Offline Otto Skorzeny

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Re: I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009, 09:10:35 PM »
Yes my '56 has a vacuum canister.
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Offline Walter Youshock

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Re: I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009, 09:48:17 PM »
And my '57 does not...

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Re: I wonder if a Cad 55 has vacuum canister?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2009, 11:08:47 PM »
The 1955 (with Hydrovac) does NOT have a vacuum canister.

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