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Adding A Power Brake Booster: Do I Have Power Brakes or Not?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Oct 30, 2015 3:49:11 PM

I recently overheard an exchange taking place at a car show about whether or not you could make drum brakes into "power brakes."

"Aren't drum brakes always manual and disc brakes always power?" the one fellow asked.

"That's right, it's why they have disc brake conversion systems," a second fellow chimed in.

"Whoa - not so fast!" I said, as I stopped to jump into their discussion for a second.

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Topics: How To Series, Tips and Info, Master Power Brakes, disc brake technology, tech tip, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, Brake Boosters, Drum Brake Upgrade Kit, Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes

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

11” Rear Drum Brake Upgrade Kits For GM and Ford

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Feb 24, 2013 6:44:50 AM

When sized correctly, drum brakes can still be effective for some applications. Although there are benefits to disc brake systems, not everyone prefers to upgrade disc brakes due to the desire for the original drum brake look. Disc brakes should always be the preferred stopping method for the front of your vehicle but when it comes to the rear brake system, we have an option for you.

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Topics: Shop News (Product Info), Tips and Info, disc brake technology, rear disc brake conversion, Brake Boosters, Power Assisted Brakes, Drum Brake Upgrade Kit, Ford Brakes

1964, 1965, 1966 MUSTANG POWER FRONT DISC BRAKE KIT

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Sep 4, 2012 12:03:34 PM

The conversion is designed much like the original Mustang disc brake option using low profile 4-piston calipers that bolt to an original V-8 spindle. Our approach provides for an installation that is among the simplest in the industry and also allows all 15” wheels to clear and the majority of 14” wheels.

 

 

 DB1522PAS-2 shown above (1964-1966 Ford Mustang)

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Topics: Shop News (Product Info), Master Power Brakes, Disc Brake Conversion Kit For Ford Mustangs, front disc brake conversion, Drum Brake Upgrade Kit, Ford Brakes

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