On every vehicle, you should find brakes on the both the front and rear axles. Early on, that consisted of drums on the front and drums on the rear. Over time, that changed to disc brakes on the front and some vehicles going to disc on the rear while others stayed with the drum brake option. The reasons for continuing with rear drums can be quite vast but usually involved an engineering reason over most of our heads or a cost reason at the OEM level. In our world, we can usually throw out the cost reason and look at it strictly from an engineering or performance level. Disc brakes are simply going to perform better on your classic car.
The vehicles made from the late 50's to early 70's are some of the best looking cars in American history. Some of our favorites of this era come from the Ford Motor Company. It must not be just us that thinks this since the kits we offer for this application are some of our best sellers. Therefore, we thought we would take a look at the Legend Series Disc Brake Conversion Kits that we offer for the 1957 -1972 Full-Size Fords.
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Over the course of many years our customers have used our Legend Series brake system which has proven to be a very strong and reliable. The Legend Series has been the staple of Master Power Brakes since our inception in the 80's. It continues to be our top seller and most commonly used kit. However at Master Power Brakes we are always looking for new ways to improve upon things. This led us to take another look at our Legend Series kits and what we could do to improve them. The result of that hard work is our Rallye Series disc brake conversion kits.
In 1964, the Ford Motor Company introduced arguably one of the most popular cars ever in the Ford Mustang. Over the years, these cars have been everything from a simple cruiser to a full-on race car. They are timeless and seem to fit everyone’s requirements for what a cool car should be. While they may look good and are loved because of that, they suffer from the same thing that many cars suffered from back then and that was what we know of today as quality disc brakes. There were some exceptions to the rule during this time but for the most part, the vast majority of the Mustangs produced up through 1973 came as a drum brake equipped vehicle.
People who are helping diagnose certain brake problem conditions - in particular a hard brake pedal - often suggest that you measure the vacuum pressure. The advice will sometimes mention that your engine must produce more than 18” of vacuum to give that nice easy pedal feel. In fact, we just provided that explanation in our recent Tech Talk article on diagnosing causes of a hard brake pedal.