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Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

Can I Get Away Without A Complete Drum To Disc Conversion?

Posted by mpbrakes1 on Nov 18, 2015 5:40:35 PM

Recently, we wrote about converting manual to power brakes whether your car originally came from the factory with drum or disc brakes. We received several follow up questions from people with drum brakes looking to upgrade to better braking - but trying hard to stay on a budget.  Since the hardware at the wheels and brake lines can remain untouched after converting to a power assisted pedal, we were asked, "Can I just add a booster and new master cylinder to my car?"  Essentially the questioners were asking whether the booster master conversion kit or the complete brake conversion kit was their best solution.

Of course, like the answer to a lot of questions, it depends!

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Topics: disc brake conversion kits, Converting From Drum to Disc Brakes, Drum to Disc Brake Conversion

Why the Most Expensive Brake System Isn’t Always the Best Choice For Your Classic Car

Posted by toby on Feb 5, 2015 4:06:13 PM

When customers inquire about upgrading their classic car’s brake system, all of our team members are trained to start the conversation with simple questions.  We ask about the vehicle’s application,  how the customer drives the car, and wheel size.  We take this approach because as a classic car owner, you have lots of brake systems options.  Our team wants you to purchase the kit that best suits your needs, and more importantly, keeps you safe.  A recent call from the owner of a 65 Mustang and the discussion that ensued is case in point.  During our chat, the Mustang owner showed interest in our Pro-Driver series with slotted and cross drilled rotors, asking if the extra dough spent on this kit would give him more stopping power.

From there, we started asking all of the right questions. The customer mentioned he had a really nice set of wheels --he sent a picture like a proud papa, and they were definitely worth using.  He also wanted a brake conversion kit that had some visual presence behind the wheels. While looking at the pictures, our customer also mentioned his wheels came in at 15”. Well, this last detail changed everything.

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Topics: classic cars, disc brake conversion kits, Mustang Disc Brakes, vinatage cars, Converting From Drum to Disc Brakes, Disc Brakes

Converting the 1965 Ford Mustang to Front Disc Brakes

Posted by toby on Nov 4, 2013 2:07:44 PM

 

 

Converting your 65 Mustang from drum to front disc brakes is a weekend upgrade project that will improve braking reliability and performance for years to come.  Like most muscle cars from this era, the 1965 Ford Mustang came equipped with drum brakes off the assembly line.  There are some enthusiasts who insist on keeping their cars as close to the original look and feel as possible – and we get that. 

At the same time, there are a number of reasons why folks convert from drum to front disc brakes. 

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Topics: Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Front Disc Brake Conversion Kits, how to, 1965 Ford Mustang, Converting From Drum to Disc Brakes

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