Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

How Do Combination Valves Work?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Feb 18, 2020 9:44:03 AM

A combination valve is a critical component to your vehicle’s braking system. It’s also an often-misunderstood part, so we’re going to clarify the function of combination valves in this article. We’ll dive into its function, components, types, and how to choose the right combination valve for your ride. 

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Topics: How To Series

How Does a Master Cylinder Work?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Feb 18, 2020 9:39:44 AM

The master cylinder is a critical component to your vehicle’s braking system. Understanding the role of the master cylinder can help you determine if you want to replace it and what to look for in a replacement. Let’s take a brief overview of a braking system, then get into detail about the role of the master cylinder. We’ll look at single and dual reservoir cylinders, bore size, and all the components of the master to help you make the best choice for your vehicle. 

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Topics: How To Series

An Explanation of Single and Dual Diaphragm Boosters

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Feb 18, 2020 9:35:21 AM

We’re going to dive into the details of single versus dual diaphragm power boosters: what they are, size and performance specs, what function they play, how they enhance your ride, and how to decide which you need for your vehicle and why. 

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Topics: How To Series

What Size Components Should I Buy For My Classic Car?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 23, 2019 12:41:00 PM

In almost every instance, bigger is always going to be better when selecting the best options for your disc brake conversion system for your classic car. Most everything from the size of the brake rotors all the way to the power brake booster is a situation where bigger is better. Let’s take a look at those components and explain what we mean by that statement.

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Topics: Parts

What Problems Can Occur with a Power Brake Booster?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 16, 2019 11:36:00 AM

By using vacuum pressure to your advantage, power brake boosters allow you to stop the car with minimal force on the pedal. The very inner workings that provide that valuable assistance can fail, however, leaving the bulk of the work in your hands without a moment’s notice. Although this is relatively rare, it is important to know just what to watch for in determining if your power brake booster is going bad or has failed. You can then take the right steps to rectify the problem and keep your vehicle in optimal condition mile after mile.

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Topics: Brake Boosters, Parts

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