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1957-1972 Full Size Ford Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Mar 27, 2019 4:48:20 PM

The vehicles made from the late 50's to early 70's are some of the best looking cars in American history. Some of our favorites of this era come from the Ford Motor Company. It must not be just us that thinks this since the kits we offer for this application are some of our best sellers. Therefore, we thought we would take a look at the Legend Series Disc Brake Conversion Kits that we offer for the 1957 -1972 Full-Size Fords.

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Topics: Tips and Info, Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Master Power Brakes, Disc Brake Conversion Kit For Ford Mustangs, Ford Mustang Brakes, calipers, conversion kits, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion

Is Your Ride Ready For Spring?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Mar 25, 2019 2:15:00 PM

Spring is here and that means getting your hot rod back out. Yeah, we know some of you live in a climate that you drive your classic 52 weeks out of the year. We’ll admit it, we are jealous. When bringing the car out of storage, there are some things that need to be checked and some maintenance that needs to be performed within the brake system.

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Topics: Tips and Info, Master Power Brakes, disc brake technology, conversion kits, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, brake valve

Picking the Right Proper Vacuum Hose For Your Brake System

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Sep 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Because we are gear heads, we take every chance to look under the hoods during car shows and swap meets.  One of our guys just got back from a big show and he was surprised by how a mistake he saw so many times. 

To use his words, “How could something like this be wrong on so many vehicles?”

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Topics: How To Series, Master Power Brakes, tech tip, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, Converting Power Assisted Brakes, vacuum hose, the right vacuum hose, brake system hose

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

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

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