Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
Driving it from OH to NM without power brakes would not just be difficult, it would be suicidal! Without the power assist, that thing will have no chance of stopping from highway speeds in any type of a safe distance. As for the cheapest way to get it working again, first it needs to be diagnosed. It could be a bad pump motor, or it could just as likely only be a bad relay. If you have confirmed that it is getting power to the pump motor but it is not spinning, then the cheapest way out would be to eliminate the ABS and convert it over to a conventional booster setup. If you don't want to do that, then the next cheapest option would be a good used unit. Rather than scouring junkyards for one in unknown condition, go on SCCoA and you should be able to find someone selling a good used unit.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90SC 5-speed, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, soon to be transplanted into...
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-70 Torino GT Fastback project car. Needs EFI and a manual trans, but I'm not sure what motor to go with yet.
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad