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A Breakdown of Our Silent Drive Vacuum Pump

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Apr 15, 2020 2:15:00 PM

Hard Brake Pedal? A Quiet Vacuum Pump Can Boost Your Car’s Performance

A common problem that might arise after making some engine performance improvements is a lack of engine vacuum causing your power brakes to have a loss of vacuum pressure. How do you diagnose this issue, and what can you do about it? We’ll help you determine if this condition applies to you and how to fix it. 

How-to Series: Fixing a Power Brake Problem Using an Electric Vacuum Pump

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Topics: tech tip, Silent Vacuum Pump, Brake Maintenance

Should I be Concerned About Brake Pad Overhang?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Apr 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM

You finally did it! You upgraded your ride to power brakes, and everything is running smoothly and efficiently... sort of. You can’t help but notice that the brake pads don’t quite fit with the calipers. It looks a little odd, but how big of a problem is it? Should you be concerned about brake pad overhang?

So many classic car enthusiasts have reached out to us wondering about brake pad overhang. If you’re concerned too, we provide all the answers you need right here. 

You might also like: Selecting the Best Brake Pads for your Classic Car

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Topics: tech tip, Brake Maintenance

Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kits: No Caliper Adjustment Required

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Apr 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Avoid the Hassle of Rear Caliper Adjustment with a Modern Self-Adjusting Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Not all rear disc brake conversion kits are created equal when considering how you want to replace your vehicle’s outdated drum brakes.

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Topics: tech tip, Brake Maintenance

Spring Checklist

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Mar 28, 2020 7:00:00 AM

It’s that exciting time of year when you get to dust off your classic and enjoy the fruits of your labor in the warm weather that spring brings. Just like spring cleaning your house, you’ll want to do annual maintenance, service, and prevention checks to make sure your investment is functioning in tip-top shape. Find out how to prep your car for spring, including the top three most important checks you can’t afford to overlook.

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Topics: tech tip, Brake Maintenance

The Benefits of Booster Pin Depth Gauges

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Mar 24, 2020 2:12:00 PM

Let’s talk about booster pin depth and why it’s important. The booster pin depth, which is often overlooked when installing a new master cylinder, can drastically affect the comfort and efficiency of your driving experience. We’ll discuss symptoms of improper depth and how to properly set it.

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Topics: tech tip, Brake Maintenance

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