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Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

More Expensive Is Not Always The Best Option: Choosing the Right Brake Pads and Brake Fluid For Your Classic Car

Posted by toby on Aug 25, 2014 4:51:11 PM

Brake pads and brake fluid are two important yet often overlooked components of every braking system. Neither of these items has the same wow factor as a fancy rotor upgrade, but just like rotors, brake pads are wear parts that need proper attention so you can get the most out of your classic ride’s brake system.  We can make the same case for your brake fluid too.  Brake fluid is not a wear part in the traditional sense of the word, but over time, brake fluid goes bad.

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Topics: brake fluid, Brake Pads, Brake System Maintenance, classic car, How To Series

Rear Brake Kits: More Reasons to Buy From Master Power Brakes

Posted by toby on May 29, 2014 10:16:31 AM

At MP Brakes, we  understand that you have many choices when converting your car from drum to disc brake technology, so we are constantly looking for new ways to earn and keep your business.  Over the past months, we have been hard at work adding new products and lowering prices on our rear brake kits, making our products an even better value.

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Topics: classic car, Company News, Universal Parking Brake Cable Kits, Parking Brake Cable Kits, Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kits

Upgrading the Ford Galaxie With Disc Brake Technology

Posted by toby on Mar 15, 2014 2:28:59 PM

Named to tap into the nation’s fascination with newly created space program, the Ford Galaxie was an instant classic that combined performance and value with distinctive styling.  Manufactured in model years 1959-1974, the Ford Galaxie was a full-sized car designed to compete with the Chevy Impala.  Older Galaxies are in decent supply, so Ford enthusiasts have been able to acquire these classics for reasonable prices in recent years.  We just heard from the owner of a 1963 Galaxie looking to upgrade his drum brakes, and since there are so many of these cars on the road, we figured it made sense to share some advice with our readers. 

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Topics: brakes, classic car, Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Ford, Front Disc Brake Conversion Kits, Galaxie, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, Disc Brakes

Hot Stove Banter: The Origins, Definition, and Brief History of the Muscle Car

Posted by toby on Feb 20, 2014 10:11:23 AM

The snow is still flying in much of the country and many of our beloved classics are in the midst of their winter slumbers while we dream of warm weather and open roads.  Sound familiar?  If it does, the next best thing to driving a classic car is talking about them, so today we are going to take on a topic that you can carry on with your buddies over a cold one in the garage...the origins, definition, and history of the muscle car.

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Topics: classic car, muscle car, pony car, Car History

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

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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