If you’re the lucky owner of a 1953-1962 Corvette, outfitting your vehicle with a power brake system comes with some size and fit challenges. We’re always trying to improve our designs here at MP Brakes. We’ve made some changes to our Corvette booster kit that will allow for a more pleasing look, better performance, and improved durability. See what we’ve done and how these new options might work for your setup.
We recently took a look at a Power Disc Brake Conversion Kit that was brought to us by a local customer and friend of Master Power Brakes. He was doing an install for a customer and the customer had brought parts to complete the installation. If you missed the comparison on the Power Booster Conversion System and would like to take a look before going any further, click here.
You May Have Wondered, “Why is your kit a higher price than your competitors?
They sure look the same in pictures.” It’s a fair question and one that we usually respond with, “They do look similar, but it’s the things you can’t see that makes the difference in price.” While we know exactly what that means, it's a vague answer and doesn't tell the entire story.
In almost every instance, bigger is always going to be better when selecting the best options for your disc brake conversion system for your classic car. Most everything from the size of the brake rotors all the way to the power brake booster is a situation where bigger is better. Let’s take a look at those components and explain what we mean by that statement.
By using vacuum pressure to your advantage, power brake boosters allow you to stop the car with minimal force on the pedal. The very inner workings that provide that valuable assistance can fail, however, leaving the bulk of the work in your hands without a moment’s notice. Although this is relatively rare, it is important to know just what to watch for in determining if your power brake booster is going bad or has failed. You can then take the right steps to rectify the problem and keep your vehicle in optimal condition mile after mile.