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What Size Components Should I Buy For My Classic Car?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 23, 2019 12:41:00 PM

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.

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What Problems Can Occur with a Power Brake Booster?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 16, 2019 11:36:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Brake Boosters, Parts

New vs. Remanufactured and China Sourced Parts

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 12, 2019 3:46:00 PM

Many people today that are any kind of car enthusiast have bought parts from the local auto parts store. When purchasing parts at those stores, a common question that is asked by the person behind the counter is “do you want new or remanufactured?” On many of the common parts, both options are generally available. The new parts typically come at a higher price and most people have the notion that the new parts are better than the remanufactured parts. 

Because this has been put in people’s heads over the years, we actually get that question at times when people are inquiring about a disc brake conversion system. Another question commonly asked of us but not as much in the local auto parts store is where are the parts made. People are usually trying to determine with this question if the parts are from an overseas source or manufactured in the US. This is also a commonly asked question of our sales reps.

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