Whether you’re looking to save some dough or craving the sense of accomplishment that comes with finishing the job yourself, some folks wonder if they have what it takes to install our brake kits. All of our front and rear brake disc brake conversion kits are bolt-on solutions—and we’ll gladly send a copy of the installation instructions to boost your confidence. That said, sometimes there is no substitute for watching one of our pros gets after a brake job. The latest installment in our Video Learning Series features installation of a Pro Driver Disc Brake Conversion Kit on a 72 Lemans with 17” wheels and a LS2 Engine Swap.
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.
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.
All of our disc brake conversion kits are bolt-on solutions, but have you ever wondered if you can tackle an install project on your own? We filmed a 1962 Impala disc brake conversion to show just how easy it is to convert an older GM or any classic from drum to disc brakes. When you view the video, pay particular attention to the closing credits, and as always, if you have questions before or during your installation, just give us a call and we'll be glad to lend a hand.
The Chevelle is without question, one of the most popular mid-sized Chevrolets ever sold. Outstanding performance, great style, and an affordable sticker price made this GM legend one of the most recognizable icons from the muscle car era. If you attend just about any car show anywhere in the country, this timeless classic is typically one of the most common mid-size vehicles in attendance. For all of these reasons, we felt it was important to offer Chevelle front disc brake and rear disc brake conversion kits for vehicles manufactured from 1964-1972. We recently received an inquiry from the owner of a 1968 Chevelle asking about available front disc brake conversion kit options, so we figured we would share our answer with our readers.
The good news is that Master Power Brakes specializes in make/model/year specific front disc brake conversion kits that are designed specifically for our reader’s 1968 Chevelle. Just like with other makes/models, we have three available options.
Have you ever wondered about the differences between our Legend, Rallye, and Pro Driver Series front disc brake conversion kits for A, F, and X Body GM vehicles? We have plenty of information describing the differences between our disc brake conversion kits for classic GM cars on our website, but sometimes seeing the differences is easier than reading all about it. If you are the visual type, the video below is for you!
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.
Do you have a 1964 to 1972 Chevelle with drum brakes? How about a first generation Camaro in need of a brake upgrade? Maybe even a 1968 to 1974 Chevy Nova that doesn’t stop like you desire?
Do you have a 1964 to 1972 Chevelle with drum brakes? How about a first generation Camaro in need of a brake upgrade? A '68-'74 Nova that doesn’t stop like it should? Our GM Front Disc Brake Kits can make all your brake troubles go away.