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Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

New Caliper Mounting Bracket Design Improves Brake System Performance for GM A, F, and X Body Models

Posted by toby on Aug 16, 2014 4:41:51 PM

For many years, Master Power Brakes (and every other company offering disc brake conversions) has simply used the General Motors thought process for converting drum brakes to disc brakes on the 64-72 GM A-body, 67-69 GM F-body and the 64-74 GM X-body vehicles. We aren’t saying what General Motors did was wrong, but we felt it was time to re-visit this system and approach it with a new line of thinking for our Legend Series.

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Topics: 1967, General Motors, GM, New Products, X Body, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, A Body, Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kits, F Body

Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kits for 65-72 Ford F100 Trucks

Posted by toby on Apr 25, 2014 9:46:57 AM

For many years, folks associated restoring a 60’s to 70’s era truck with the Chevrolet C-10 option. Ford’s have always had a loyal following, but for a variety of reasons, we see increased interest in older F100’s.  There is an abundant supply of spare parts for these vehicles and the selling prices at auctions, and the car corrals are reasonable.

If you are lucky enough to own one of these workhorse classics, you may be tempted to buy used brake parts during restoration, but let’s be honest—trucks are heavier than their sedan counterparts, and the original drum brakes found on older F100’s aren’t well-suited for today’s driving conditions.  Instead of going the salvage route, consider a disc brake conversion kit from Master Power Brakes.

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Topics: 1967, disc brake conversion kits, Ford, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, classic trucks, F100

Converting the Chevelle to Front Disc Brakes

Posted by toby on Jan 20, 2014 6:00:49 PM

The Chevelle is without question, one of the most popular mid-sized Chevrolets ever sold.  Outstanding performance, great style, and an affordable sticker price made this GM legend one of the most recognizable icons from the muscle car era.   If you attend just about any car show anywhere in the country, this timeless classic is typically one of the most common mid-size vehicles in attendance. For all of these reasons, we felt it was important to offer Chevelle front disc brake and rear disc brake conversion kits for vehicles manufactured from 1964-1972.  We recently received an inquiry from the owner of a 1968 Chevelle asking about available front disc brake conversion kit options, so we figured we would share our answer with our readers.

The good news is that Master Power Brakes specializes in make/model/year specific front disc brake conversion kits that are designed specifically for our reader’s 1968 Chevelle.  Just like with other makes/models, we have three available options.

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Topics: 68, Chevelle, Disc Brake Conversion Kit, disc brake conversion kits, Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit, GM, 1968

Customer Classics: Brake Line Fabrication For 1968 Mustang

Posted by toby on Jul 12, 2013 9:15:17 AM

If you are at all like our tech guys, high quality fabrication is like a well done painting hanging in an art gallery…..it is something you simply can’t turn away from. Due to the nature of our business, one area that impresses us the most is when brake lines are run in that just right manner.  A local area shop is building a ’68 Mustang with a 5.0 Coyote powertrain and they just finished up the brake lines on the car.  While they maybe went about it the wrong way by running the lines after the engine compartment was completed and all of the accessories were installed, we think it turned out pretty good. Take a look at a couple of pictures.

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Topics: Brake Line Fabrication, brake lines, classic car, custom, fabrication, mustang, 1968

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