Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

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

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team 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: Tips and Info, Disc Brake Conversion Kit, disc brake technology, tech tip, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, Brake Boosters, Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes, Better Classic Car Braking

Adding Horsepower?  Don’t Neglect Your Brake System

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jul 30, 2015 2:51:35 PM

Make no mistake about it, most classic car enthusiasts like to go fast. We spend countless hours in the garage figuring out ways to go faster. Adding more horsepower guarantees you’ll impress your buddies and have a blast every time you pull away from a red light, but that extra giddy-up can cause some problems too. 

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Topics: Tips and Info, Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Master Power Brakes, Hard Brake Pedal, disc brake technology, tech tip, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, Better Classic Car Braking

3 Tips For Better Classic Car Braking

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Oct 3, 2014 11:24:18 AM

Most classic car owners fall into one of two camps. On the one hand, we have a small minority of owners with rare, museum quality cars. In most cases, these folks are reluctant to make any changes to their cars because even the smallest modification means losing an important part of automotive history. On the other hand, we have classic car enthusiasts that modify their vehicles for better performance and safer operation. 

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Topics: Tips and Info, Master Power Brakes, conversion kits, tech tip, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, Power Assisted Brakes, Drum Brake Upgrade Kit, Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes, Better Classic Car Braking

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