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New Product: Hard Line Kit For 1964-1966 Ford Mustangs

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on May 31, 2019 3:58:28 PM

Not everyone has proper brake line tools. As a result this can make doing an installation of a disc brake conversion kit a bit frustrating. It can lead to challenges in getting the lines routed properly to valve locations and connection ports. The lack of the proper tools can also lead to a look that's less than desirable.

Many of you have mentioned that having a hard line set would make life a lot easier when doing a disc brake conversion. So we listened and we are very proud to introduce our very first hard line kit. What makes our hard lines unique is that they are not a reproduction. These lines are specifically made for 1964-1966 ford mustangs using Master Power Brakes products.

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Topics: Shop News (Product Info), Tips and Info, Master Power Brakes, Ford Mustang Brakes, disc brake technology, Hard Line Kit

Is Your Ride Ready For Spring?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Mar 25, 2019 2:15:00 PM

Spring is here and that means getting your hot rod back out. Yeah, we know some of you live in a climate that you drive your classic 52 weeks out of the year. We’ll admit it, we are jealous. When bringing the car out of storage, there are some things that need to be checked and some maintenance that needs to be performed within the brake system.

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Topics: Tips and Info, Master Power Brakes, disc brake technology, conversion kits, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, brake valve

New Caliper Mounting Bracket Design Improves Brake System Performance for GM A, F, and X Body Models

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jul 27, 2018 9:55:00 AM

For many years, Master Power Brakes (and every other company offering disc brake conversions) has simply used the General Motors thought process for converting drum brakes to disc brakes on the 64-72 GM A-body, 67-69 GM F-body and the 64-74 GM X-body vehicles. We aren’t saying what General Motors did was wrong, but we felt it was time to re-visit this system and approach it with a new line of thinking for our Legend Series.

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Topics: Shop News (Product Info), Tips and Info, Master Power Brakes, Legend Series, disc brake technology, Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes

How To: Diagnose and Fix Brake Drag

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jun 5, 2017 4:20:00 PM

Whether you’re installing new brakes on your classic car or working on an existing system, brake drag can be a frustrating and challenging thing to diagnose and locate. On a positive note, the problem is usually a pretty simple repair once you find the culprit.

What Is Brake Drag?

Brake drag happens when the brake pads or shoes don’t release completely when the brake pedal is released, and is typically a result of mechanical issues or hydraulics. It is highly recommended to fix the dragging brakes as soon as possible because it can lead to overheated parts and potential damage to the braking system, or worse yet, an accident.  Got Questions?  Speak With A Specialist Now!

Referring to the checklists below will help you identify and repair your brake system’s brake drag woes so you can get back out on the road.


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Topics: How To Series, Tips and Info, Master Power Brakes, disc brake technology, tech tip, Brake Drag, Diagnosing Brake Drag

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

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