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Hard Brake Pedal | Poor Brake Performance | Try Measuring Engine Vacuum

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Apr 2, 2016 1:34:11 PM

People who are helping diagnose certain brake problem conditions - in particular a hard brake pedal - often suggest that you measure the vacuum pressure. The advice will sometimes mention that your engine must produce more than 18” of vacuum to give that nice easy pedal feel.  In fact, we just provided that explanation in our recent Tech Talk article on diagnosing causes of a hard brake pedal.

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Topics: Tips and Info, Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Master Power Brakes, Hard Brake Pedal, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, Power Assisted Brakes, measuring engine vacuum

Converting to Power Assisted Brakes Part I:  Why Booster Size Matters

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jun 25, 2015 10:49:41 AM

Converting from manual to power-assisted brakes is a major upgrade and one of the most common projects that we discuss with customers. Due to the different size requirements for brake boosters and master cylinders, you may need some help sorting out the available options to optimize your vehicle’s brake system performance. That’s where the tech pros here at Master Power Brakes really shine.

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Topics: How To Series, Master Power Brakes, Hard Brake Pedal, calipers, disc brake technology, tech tip, Brake Boosters, Power Assisted Brakes, Converting Power Assisted Brakes

Justifying the Cost of a Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Apr 30, 2014 10:23:45 AM

We recently received a note from the owner of a 65 Mustang asking us to justify the cost and expense of converting his car from drum to disc brakes. We field this question on a regular basis, so we thought it made sense to share our thoughts with our readers.

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Topics: Tips and Info, Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Master Power Brakes, Ford Mustang Brakes, disc brake technology, conversion kits, tech tip, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, Power Assisted Brakes

Converting the 1965 Ford Mustang to Front Disc Brakes

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Nov 4, 2013 2:07:44 PM

Converting your 1965 Mustang from drum to front disc brakes is a weekend upgrade project that will improve braking reliability and performance for years.  Like most muscle cars from this era, the 1965 Ford Mustang came equipped with drum brakes off the assembly line.  There are some enthusiasts who insist on keeping their cars as close to the original look and feel as possible – and we get that. 

 

At the same time, there are a number of reasons why folks convert from drum to front disc brakes. 

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Topics: Shop News (Product Info), Tips and Info, Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Master Power Brakes, Disc Brake Conversion Kit For Ford Mustangs, Ford Mustang Brakes, disc brake technology, conversion kits, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, Brake Boosters, Power Assisted Brakes, Converting Power Assisted Brakes

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