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Floor mounted pedal box setup

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If I use a floor mounted pedal box setup, how do I mount the brake booster? Im assuming I have to get a floor mounted compatible setup. Can’t imagine having brakes with no booster though.
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Consider two VH44 inline vacuum boosters. One for the front circuit and one for the rear. Much like the 70's 105 sedans used.
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Thanks MD, I wonder how the brake feel would be. But I’ll look into it.

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Hi Buddy. I drove a 2 litre Berlina around for a couple of years as a road car and the brake feel was typical of boosted road cars. A bit of a disconnect but effective braking (within reason).

My 4 cylinder race cars have drop down pedals with 6.5 : 1 lever length ratio. I do not use any boosters. Pedal feel of course has much more feedback. A bit like power steering vs a manual rack. You have to put the effort into it to get the gains. However, with your pedals being on the floor you can hardly increase their length without your knees being behind your ears under brakes.

I guess try no boost first and if your eyes don't pop out from the pedal exertion you're good to go. Failing that boost away- don't see you have a choice.

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