No matter what the business is, if you just sit around and don’t make any improvements, your products are going to fall behind and become irrelevant. We recently realized that we were falling into that situation with our Ford Truck and Chevrolet Truck Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kits. Not long ago, we had a situation come up that forced us to look at these kits and after a hard look, we determined it was time to make some changes. But we didn’t want to make changes just to be making changes. We wanted better and we wanted more!
Many of our customers think of Master Power Brakes as their go-to-source for model specific brake disc brake solutions for classic cars, but did you know we offer the same killer blend of good looks and ultimate braking performance for newer cars too? If the OE brakes on your late model Camaro, Mustang, Challenger, Charger, Magnum, or Chrysler 300 are lacking in the performance department, consider a Street Pack from Master Power Brakes.
For many years, folks associated restoring a 60’s to 70’s era truck with the Chevrolet C-10 option. Ford’s have always had a loyal following, but for a variety of reasons, we see increased interest in older F100’s. There is an abundant supply of spare parts for these vehicles and the selling prices at auctions, and the car corrals are reasonable.
If you are lucky enough to own one of these workhorse classics, you may be tempted to buy used brake parts during restoration, but let’s be honest—trucks are heavier than their sedan counterparts, and the original drum brakes found on older F100’s aren’t well-suited for today’s driving conditions. Instead of going the salvage route, consider a disc brake conversion kit from Master Power Brakes.
Named to tap into the nation’s fascination with newly created space program, the Ford Galaxie was an instant classic that combined performance and value with distinctive styling. Manufactured in model years 1959-1974, the Ford Galaxie was a full-sized car designed to compete with the Chevy Impala. Older Galaxies are in decent supply, so Ford enthusiasts have been able to acquire these classics for reasonable prices in recent years. We just heard from the owner of a 1963 Galaxie looking to upgrade his drum brakes, and since there are so many of these cars on the road, we figured it made sense to share some advice with our readers.
In the past year or so, the 1963-1972 Ford trucks have definitely become a hot commodity. Master Power Brakes has always had and provided a disc brake conversion solution for these trucks, but our kits included a spindle from a later application that required removal of the king pins during installation. This is not the end of the world but it does mean an additional step that nobody enjoys--especially if king pin replacement isn’t necessary. The spindles from our older kits have become very difficult to obtain so we decided it was time for a change. Our new front disc brake conversion kits for older Ford trucks are a huge improvement!