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Customizable 1953-1962 Corvette Power Booster Kit Looks Better and Performs Better

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jul 6, 2020 1:15:00 PM

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If you’re the lucky owner of a 1953-1962 Corvette, outfitting your vehicle with a power brake system comes with some size and fit challenges. We’re always trying to improve our designs here at MP Brakes. We’ve made some changes to our Corvette booster kit that will allow for a more pleasing look, better performance, and improved durability. See what we’ve done and how these new options might work for your setup.

Original Design Limitations

These model vehicles are confined by a small space, making power brake upgrade options limited. Our original design provided the best option for the amount of space available. 

Single Diaphragm

A 7” single diaphragm booster was the best fit for a Corvette power booster. Diaphragm size is limited to 7” in 1953-1962 Corvette applications. 

Related: An Explanation of Single and Dual Diaphragm Boosters

Single Bore Size

The original design was limited to fit a master cylinder bore size of 1”, which isn’t always best for every vehicle. Generally speaking, a smaller bore size will offer more boost with less effort. A larger bore size will require more effort and time to slow down. Different levels of effort are desirable based on the brake setup. Drivers may want a less touchy response if they are maintaining their all-drum setup. In a disc/drum or all-disc setup, a smaller bore size is often desired. 

New Design Improvements

new design improvements

Dual Diaphragm

Space still limits this to a 7” diameter, but with the option to go single or dual diaphragm.  Dual diaphragm will give you more output and is ideal for most all-disc and disc/drum applications.

Adaptable to Two Bore Sizes

Our new Corvette booster kit works with a master cylinder bore size of 1” or 1 1/8”.

Related: How Does a Master Cylinder Work?

Compact Fit

With space being a major concern, we streamlined the fit and made it compact to easily accommodate the space limitations in these Corvettes. 

More Visually Pleasing

We’ve made the brackets stronger and added an option for either a chrome or black e-coat finish.

View the new Corvette Booster Kit here.

At Master Power Brakes, we’re always looking to improve our products. By adding customizable finish options, bore size options, and 7” dual diaphragms, our 1953-1962 Corvette Booster Kit is still compact enough to fit your car. The new booster kit has a more pleasing appearance and performs better, making your ride safer and more enjoyable.

Topics: conversion kits, Choosing the Right Booster, Parts

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