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Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

Selecting the Right Booster/Master Cylinder Combo For Your Classic Car

Posted by toby on Jun 23, 2014 11:30:06 AM

Converting Manual Brakes to a Power System

If you are looking to convert your current manual brakes to a power system, you are probably wondering which MP Master Cylinder Booster combination to choose. 

Some applications are pretty straight forward as there is only one option, but we see plenty of situations where two, three or even four different options can work.  So which one should you choose?

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Topics: Booster / Master Cylinder Combos, Brake Booster - Master Cylinder Combos, brake systems, classic cars, brake boosters, Converting From Manual to Power Brakes, Master Cylinders

Tech Brief Follow-Up: the Booster Pin to Master Cylinder Gap

Posted by toby on Feb 15, 2014 9:53:19 AM

Those of you who read our newsletter may recall a recent article discussing the booster pin to master cylinder gap and how an incorrect gap can cause a soft pedal.  In the article, we shared a picture that prompted one of our readers to send us a note.  Here is what he had to say:

Criticizing the experts: I believe your Booster Push Rod Gap illustration is in error...are you not showing a "manual MC" with a deep recess for the push rod? It appears you are using a (Power) with a manual MC instead of a MC with a dimple plunger. True or False?

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Topics: brakes, classic car, How To Series, push rod, soft pedal, brake boosters, master cylinder

Booster Choice Helps Optimize Your Power Assist Brakes

Posted by toby on Jul 16, 2013 3:38:21 PM

Converting old, manual brakes to power-assisted brakes is such a significant upgrade in drivability - it makes sense that this is one of the most frequent purchases we see here at Master Power Brakes. Due to differences in sizing requirements for components like brake boosters and master cylinders, you may really need some help sorting out available options to optimize your brake components based on your vehicle. That's where the tech pros here at Master Power Brakes come in.

We recently had a question posed by a customer with a half-ton, 1968 Chevy C10. Old trucks have their own unique requirements for more stopping power.  When thinking about stopping a truck you need to realize that it’s not just the weight of vehicle, but there can also be cargo in the back.

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Topics: Boosters, brake boosters, converting to power assisted brakes

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