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Selecting the Right Booster/Master Cylinder Combo For Your Classic Car

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jun 28, 2019 2:31:11 PM

If you are looking to convert your current manual brakes to a power system, you are probably wondering which Master Power Brakes Booster/Master Power Conversion system to choose. 

Some applications are pretty straight forward as there is only one option, but we see plenty of situations where two, three or even four different options can work.  So which one should you choose?

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Topics: How To Series, Shop News (Product Info), Converting Power Assisted Brakes

How To: Video Demonstration of a Rear Drum to Disc Brake Conversion

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Apr 29, 2019 5:07:54 PM

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.

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Topics: How To Series, Disc Brake Conversion Kit

How to: Diagnosing a Soft Brake Pedal

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Feb 12, 2019 3:43:19 PM

The most common question that is asked of our Technical Representatives is why do I have a hard brake pedal. Right behind that in frequency is the direct opposite question of why do I have a soft brake pedal and what might be causing it. This question is usually a little easier to answer but the answers can often be forgotten and might need a little reminder.

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Topics: How To Series, Soft Brake Pedal

Winterizing and Yearly Brake Maintenance

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Oct 29, 2018 3:07:56 PM

For some of us, we have been fortunate enough that we have been able to enjoy our classic cars much later in the year than normal. Others were forced to put them to bed quite some time ago. If you are one of the few that has enjoyed the fall and early winter months but are now looking to put the car away for a short period of time, you probably are still going to follow your traditional checklist for winterizing your vehicle. That will include a wash and wax, a fuel stabilizer for the fuel system, changing the oil and all of the other normal stuff.

We are here as a reminder to say…………don’t forget the brake system!!

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Topics: How To Series, Brake System Upgrades, Brake Maintenance

Bleeding a Master Cylinder the Master Power Brakes Way

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jun 29, 2018 4:38:51 PM

If you are a person that enjoys bleeding a master cylinder, you are a rarity!! The traditional method of bleeding a master cylinder involves a pair of rubber hoses that have to go from the ports on the master cylinder up and into the reservoir. Invariably, as soon as you start the process, one of the hoses pops out and slings brake fluid all over the shop and that is when you wish there was another way.

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Topics: How To Series, Video Guide, Master Power Brakes, brake fluids, bleed your brakes, Combination Valve Bleeder Tool, Bleed a Master Cylinder

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