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Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

Master Power Brakes Products Featured On Two Guys Garage

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Oct 9, 2017 10:39:30 AM

Master Power Brakes is proud to announce that our products will be featured on the October 22, 2017 episode of Two Guys Garage on Velocity.

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Topics: Two, Guys, Garage, Master, Power, Fun, With, A, Gen, Velocity, 1

Car Shows: Goodguys 24th Southeastern Nationals

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Oct 4, 2017 3:05:32 PM

Goodguys is returning to Charlotte for the 24th Annual Southeastern Nationals and so are we!

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Topics: Car Shows, goodguys, Master Power Brakes, Charlotte Motor Speedway

How to: Diagnosing a Hard Brake Pedal

Posted by rick on Sep 18, 2017 11:28:21 AM

Do you have a brake pedal that feels hard to press?

You may have a bad booster, booster hose, or check valve. In this 'How To' post, we offer a simple checklist to help you diagnose potential causes of a hard brake pedal.

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Topics: diagnostics, hard brake pedal, hard brakes, how to, How To Series

Car Shows: Visit with Master Power at the Fall Charlotte AutoFair September 21st-24th, 2017

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Sep 6, 2017 10:31:20 AM

Twice a year the automotive restoration world along with collector car enthusiasts from every corner make Concord, NC and in particular Charlotte Motor Speedway home for an extended weekend. September 21-24, 2017 is the second official gathering of car lovers for the Charlotte AutoFair. People with every interest imaginable attend to see, buy and sell exceptional vehicles, restoration parts and supplies including many unique items found only at this event.

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Picking the Proper Vacuum Hose For Your Brake System

Posted by toby on Sep 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Because we are gear heads, we take every chance to look under the hoods during car shows and swap meets.  One of our guys just got back from a big show and he was surprised by how a mistake he saw so many times. 

To use his words, “How could something like this be wrong on so many vehicles?”

Since we are in the brake business, we notice more things when it comes to a vehicle’s braking system than most classic car enthusiasts. Kind of like the house painter that can’t walk into a room without checking the paint line between the wall and the ceiling.

So what was it that our resident gear head noticed? About half of the vehicles he saw had a power brake booster with the wrong type of hose going from the engine vacuum source to the brake booster.

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Topics: brake systems, brakes, classic cars, How To Series, vacuum hose, Vintage Cars

MP Brakes Products Featured on Truck U

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Aug 24, 2017 8:32:26 AM

 

Master Power Brakes is proud to announce that our products will be featured on the September 17, 2017 episode of Truck U on the Velocity Channel.

Truck U is a how-to show dedicated exclusively t

o trucks, 4x4s and SUV’s. Truck U finds monster-truck expert Matt Steele and master mechanic Bruno Massel involved in hands-on projects crucial to serious off-roading and truck performance.

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Car Shows: Visit Master Power at The Street Rod Nationals in Louisville 8/3-8/6

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jul 19, 2017 3:16:17 PM

 

Once a year over 200,000 men and women both young and old flock to the ‘Bluegrass State’ for a car show unlike any other car show. The “Granddaddy” of them all, the NSRA Street Rod Nationals!

This year the NSRA will be hosting the 48th installment of this iconic car show from August 3-6, 2017 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY. Just like the huge crowds of eager fans and rodders returning to the show, Master Power Brakes will be returning as well. This year’s event will be the biggest one on record with roughly 1500 different exhibitors and an estimated 10,000 cars.

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Topics: Car Shows

Late 60s Mustangs & Modern Mustangs - What Is The Difference?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jul 14, 2017 2:54:42 PM

Was there a better time for lovers of American cars than the late 1960s? Historically, it was a perfect storm for the Detroit automakers. The kids born to WWII vets had grown up and were ready for their first cars, and they didn't want what their parents were driving. Imports hadn't glutted the market. Governmental regulations hadn't yet begun to enforce safety standards. Gas was cheap. Driving was fun. And pony cars were just right for this moment in time.

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Topics: muscle car, mustang

How To: Diagnose and Fix Brake Drag

Posted by toby on Jun 5, 2017 4:20:00 PM

Whether you’re installing new brakes on your classic car or working on an existing system, brake drag can be a frustrating and challenging thing to diagnose and locate. On a positive note, the problem is usually a pretty simple repair once you find the culprit.

What Is Brake Drag?

Brake drag happens when the brake pads or shoes don’t release completely when the brake pedal is released, and is typically a result of mechanical issues or hydraulics. It is highly recommended to fix the dragging brakes as soon as possible, because it can lead to overheated parts and potential damage to the braking system, or worse yet, an accident.  

Referring to the checklists below will help you identify and repair your brake system’s brake drag woes so you can get back out on the road.


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Topics: brag drag, brake hose, classic cars, how to, How To Series, hyfraulic brake drag, master cylinder, mechanical brake drag, metering valve, repair

Ride of the Month - March 2017: Matt Stegman's 1959 Ford Galaxie 427

Posted by mpbrakes1 on Mar 31, 2017 4:00:51 PM

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Topics: Ride of the Month, rotm, 1959 ford galaxie 427

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