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NOS Midland Booster (worth?)

I found a NOS midland clamped booster in my NOS "need to sell" box.

Whats this thing worth? seems pretty rare.

67-early 69 Mustang and Cougar. It still even has the factory covers and hold down clips for the spacer.

Did I find something good?
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You might consider asking this question over on the Concours forum. I suspect demand might be a bit higher over there. Posting the part number on the booster would be helpful.

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FWIW; That model booster was on my 69 when I got it. Since have replaced it with the correct 6941 BENDIX. I asked at the Concour Site for any info and was told; service replacement and not assembly line correct part. Brian
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It's worth upto $250 as a core for a 67-68 depending on where you have it rebuilt.

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I have one of those NOS. in the FORD box. Mine is stamped FoMoCo
I went to use it years ago on my 67 and found out it won't hold vacuum. So I swapped out my orig rusty one for a rebuilt one.
So my NOS one I've got the parts to rebuild, someday.
I'd be curious what it's worth also.
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It all depends on which stamping is on it they're all Midlands. FoMoCo, Midland or no stamping at all.

I sold a FoMoCo core only for $150.00 a couple months ago to a restorer. I still have a no stamping Midland in the shed I'll use as a core if my Bendix fails.

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It all depends on which stamping is on it they're all Midlands. FoMoCo, Midland or no stamping at all.

I sold a FoMoCo core only for $150.00 a couple months ago to a restorer. I still have a no stamping Midland in the shed I'll use as a core if my Bendix fails.

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It has the FoMoCo. I have read they are all the same, is it an indication of year? whether is says nothing, FoMoCo, or Midland?

I see above it might be a service replacement

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I have an issue with the minor dent in the forward case. Since it was "on your car" it IS NOT NOS. Also, seems these original type boosters are sensitive to todays fuels - which deteriorates the rubber bladder inside - so, it would be wise for the next owner to have Booster Dewey rebuild it. Likely value is north of $60.00 as a core.

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It has the FoMoCo. I have read they are all the same, is it an indication of year? whether is says nothing, FoMoCo, or Midland?
I'm not sure why. The person having the car restored wanted the FoMoCo stamping probably just preference. I'll ask the restorer next time I see him my assumption is they had more than one plant making them with different tooling stamps.

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I would have gladly paid $150 for a decent rebuildable core like yours.


Check ebay for what they are going for.
It may make buisness sense to have Booster Dewey rebuild it for you and then sell it (for much more money )


But! Do not attempt to rebuild yourself. It is a lot harder than you would think. Ask me how I know [rolls eyes].


West Coast Classic Cougar buys cores too - check with them. You should be able to negotiate a bit more than usual - since it is in much better shape than most cores...
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I would have gladly paid $150 for a decent rebuildable core like yours.





But! Do not attempt to rebuild yourself. It is a lot harder than you would think. Ask me how I know [rolls eyes].


West Coast Classic Cougar buys cores too - check with them. You should be able to negotiate a bit more than usual - since it is in much better shape than most cores...
Would you say it's harder to rebuild than a stock 4 spd transmission? I've rebuilt my trans.

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I would have gladly paid $150 for a decent rebuildable core like yours.


Check ebay for what they are going for.
It may make buisness sense to have Booster Dewey rebuild it for you and then sell it (for much more money )


But! Do not attempt to rebuild yourself. It is a lot harder than you would think. Ask me how I know [rolls eyes].


West Coast Classic Cougar buys cores too - check with them. You should be able to negotiate a bit more than usual - since it is in much better shape than most cores...
I did see in completed items several months ago a concours rated FoMoCo sell for $875 you really need to view or ask for more pics there's too many that aren't what they say.

+1 on don't rebuild it yourself ASK me too.

Rebuild charge from WCCC is NO core $250 + $250 rebuild = $500.00
They'de pay anywhere from $100 to $200 for a core depending on condition.

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Sounds like I have a decent piece! Thanks for the info guys

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Midland Booster

The Midland Boosters with the Red paint mark are Replacements as the result of Special Service Letters in Early 1967. I have attached copies of ones for Shelbys and for the other Models.

Also, it is my understanding that most, if not all, original Factory Installations did not have the FoMoCo script marking.

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Would you say it's harder to rebuild than a stock 4 spd transmission? I've rebuilt my trans.

My background is 22 years USAF aircraft hydraulics and pneumatic flightline and component backshop - rebuilding pretty complex stuff. Plus 45 years shade-tree mechanic AUUNND a Masters in Engineering.


You only get a parts breakdown diagram. I took plenty of pix as I disassembled. I searched for any more INTEL on how-to. None. No Joy.


I rebuilt it several times once I sourced the kit and all the parts. It STILL won't hold vacuum - massive leak.


Invested over $500 total - and now I can sell as a beautiful core.
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