LEED Brakes designs and sells disc brake conversions and hydraulic solutions to the muscle car, street rod, and truck markets.

The company also makes a little gem of a part, its Bandit-series electric vacuum pump kits.

Why might you want or need an electric vacuum pump? Because once you start modifying engines to make more power, your engine can lose a lot of its vacuum-producing potential.

Your power brake booster needs 16-18 inches of vacuum to operate effectively, says LEED’s Bill Cummings.

There are various ways of achieving that. Some involve noisy alternatives (piston-style pumps vs. rotary vane pumps), while others include sacrificing power by using a less-aggressive camshaft than you might want.

As Hot Rod highlights in its profile on the part, this quiet, easy-to-install electric vacuum pump is a no-compromise alternative.

Check out the video from LEED Brakes to learn more about the Bandit-series electric vacuum pump.

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