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Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

Street Pack O.E. Brake Upgrades for Newer GM, Ford, and Mopar Vehicles Now Available

Posted by toby on May 27, 2014 2:33:27 PM

Many of our customers think of Master Power Brakes as their go-to-source for model specific brake disc brake solutions for classic cars, but did you know we offer the same killer blend of good looks and ultimate braking performance for newer cars too? If the OE brakes on your late model Camaro, Mustang, Challenger, Charger, Magnum, or Chrysler 300 are lacking in the performance department, consider a Street Pack from Master Power Brakes.

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Topics: Ford, GM, mopar, New Products, OEM Brake Upgrade Kits, Street Pack

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

An Unusual Birthday Party for the Ford Mustang

Posted by toby on Apr 17, 2014 10:37:22 AM

50th birthday parties are supposed to be cool, but the recent celebration for the Ford Mustang may just take the cake. To appreciate this story fully, we need to start with a little history lesson.  Back in October of 1965, Ford was looking for a way to build buzz and create excitement around their new Mustang convertible. Some clever marketing guys and wicked-smart engineers hatched a plan to chop up a Mustang into pieces and reassemble the car on the observation deck of one of the world’s most iconic buildings—the Empire State Building. The historic publicity photo shoot was such a success that the folks at Ford decided to try again this spring to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang.  Wondering how a Mustang ends up on the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building?  Watch this video and you’ll learn how…..

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Topics: Ford

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

Disc Brake Conversion Kits for Classic Ford Trucks

Posted by toby on Dec 18, 2013 2:45:38 PM

In the past year or so, the 1963-1972 Ford trucks have definitely become a hot commodity. Master Power Brakes has always had and provided a disc brake conversion solution for these trucks, but our kits  included a spindle from a later application that required removal of the king pins during installation. This is not the end of the world but it does mean an additional step that nobody enjoys--especially if king pin replacement isn’t necessary. The spindles from our older kits have become very difficult to obtain so we decided it was time for a change. Our new front disc brake conversion kits for older Ford trucks are a huge improvement!

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Topics: classic cars, Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Ford, Front Disc Brake Conversion Kits, trucks

How To Video: Ford Mustang Front Disc Conversion Kit Installation

Posted by toby on Oct 24, 2013 2:18:07 PM

If you have ever wondered how easily a Legend Series Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit from Master Power Brakes installs on your vintage Ford Mustang, this video is for you.....

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Topics: Ford, Front Disc Brake Conversion Kits, how to, mustang, Install, Videos

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