Power brakes are on absolutely everything these days, but it was not always that way. Many cars from the 70s and before only came with manual braking systems that left all the work to the driver.
If you want your classic car to perform at its best, the manual brakes have got to go. By upgrading to a power braking system, you can maximize the vehicle’s stopping power while greatly improving your comfort. Although some might leave this job to the professionals, installation is a cinch when using quality parts. Follow the steps below to equip your vehicle with all the right components and start enjoying the benefits today.
A rear disc brake conversion kit is any upgrade that for many people is on the radar. So, what is stopping you from doing it? For some of those people, it is fear. The simple fear of how to install it and the difficulty that might come from it keeps a lot of people from taking the plunge. While that is completely understandable, it doesn’t need to be the case. Let’s look at just how easy it is to install a rear disc brake conversion kit.
Have you ever been in a position where you didn’t do something because you thought it was going to take more work than you thought? We have been in this situation ourselves and we have heard from customers that they wish they knew more about something as it would have changed their decision.
This came up recently with a customer that went through and rebuilt all his stock drum brakes and then learned more about what it takes to complete a disc brake conversion kit. His thought, to begin with, was that he would have to change a bunch of things to complete the conversion. To help customers in the future, we thought we would discuss some of the questions that people have when contemplating a disc brake conversion and what else might need to be done.
Front disc brakes are -- to put it bluntly -- a safer option for stopping your classic car. It also increases stability and improves handling. Converting to front disc brakes from drum brakes on an older vehicle is a project that a DIYer could dive into.
That being said, a front disc brake conversion isn't something to just jump into blindly. For one thing, the conversion kit you need depends on both the type of car you have and its year of manufacture. Here at Master Power Brakes, we’re happy to walk you through some basics that you need to know if you’re planning on doing this project on your own. This blog will explain a quick overview of the process and some roadblocks you may encounter so that you can better decide whether it is a job you can do yourself or if it’s best to outsource it to professionals.