Picture it, summer, 2021.
You finally get to pop the hood of your vintage ride at a car show you have been eagerly anticipating for months.
You are about to show off the engine you have been working on and start talking shop with a bunch of fellow hot rod enthusiasts.
And there it is. That ugly check valve is ruining the look of your brake booster and putting a damper on your classic car experience. If you are like us, every time you pop the hood, your eyes will focus on that one area.
You’re in luck. Master Power Brakes has a brand new product you will want to check out before you travel to your next big event. It’s not only a prettier part, but it also has better functionality.
Here’s the rundown on our new Billet Aluminum Brake Booster Check Valve—with all the details and benefits you need to know.
What Is a Brake Booster Check Valve?
Simply put, the Brake Booster Check Valve allows the movement of air in one direction but not the other. It truly is a very simple check valve.
When the engine or vacuum pump is running, either of these components are pulling a vacuum on the brake booster. This allows the brake booster to hold that vacuum for the next operation of the brake booster. If there were no check valve in the booster, there wouldn’t be a way to hold that vacuum in the booster.
Should the Brake Booster Check Valve fail, no vacuum will be held on the brake booster, and the brake pedal will not have the proper feel. The result will be the dreaded hard pedal.
How Is the Billet Aluminum Brake Booster Check Valve Different?
The Billet Aluminum Brake Booster Check Valve from Master Power Brakes is an excellent replacement for your standard, plastic check valve.
Our new brake booster check valve is not only much more attractive than its ugly predecessor, but it is also manufactured from 6061 billet aluminum. That means it is highly resistant to stress, cracking, and corrosion. Billet aluminum is going to withstand the heat of an engine much better than plastic.
With a black anodized finish, this new brake booster check valve maintains its metallic appearance and is easy to clean. The high-performance coating has a long lifespan and does not chip or peel. The anodized aluminum is chemically stable and will not decompose.
What Are the Benefits of the Billet Aluminum Brake Booster Check Valve?
Our Billet Aluminum Brake Booster Check Valve eliminates the possibility of breakage because it is not plastic. The other check valve can become brittle over time due to heat from the engine. You will not have that problem with a product made from aluminum.
The new brake booster check valve is available in three different port sizes. This allows it to work with multiple combinations of engines, external vacuum pumps, or build specifications.
Here are the sizes along with the part numbers::
- p/n: VL9500-375B - 11/32" Hose Barb
- p/n: VL9500-500B - 1/2" Hose Barb
- p/n: VL9500-6AN - 6 AN 37-Degree Flare
Why three different sizes? Let’s say you are trying to adapt a GM LS series engine into a classic car. The port on this engine does not typically match the check valve on most old car applications. Using our brake booster check valve with the 1/2” Hose Barb would be ideal in this situation.
It’s also important to note that the size going into the grommet in the brake booster is 0.585”. You’ll need to know that piece of information to determine whether the Billet Aluminum Brake Booster Check Valve will work with your vehicle and the grommet within your current brake booster.
As you can tell, we’re pretty excited about this new product—and we’ve already thought of several uses for it. At Master Power Brakes, every part we use is carefully chosen as if we were going to install it on our cars. If we are not proud of it, we will not sell it.
The New Billet Aluminum Brake Booster Check Valve from Master Power Brakes
Now you know all about the new Billet Aluminum Brake Booster Check Valve and why it is superior to that unsightly plastic part currently lurking underneath your hood.
Our new aluminum check valve is an attractive replacement that will improve the look of your brake booster. This product is also versatile with three different port sizes and has a durable, anodized finish that will last a long time.
Check out the Billet Aluminum Brake Booster Check Valve on the Master Power Brakes website today! We’re committed to offering exceptional quality products that are tailored to fit your needs and delivered with prompt, courteous service.
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