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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

How Does a Combination Valve Work?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 5, 2018 2:15:00 PM

 

A Combination Valve is just what the name implies… a valve that does a combination of things. The problem is people get confused as to what is happening within the valve and what might be going on. With the information below, we hope some of this gets explained.

Many people will call this particular valve a Proportioning Valve. That isn't necessarily 100% incorrect as a portion of the valve does perform that function. The proper and technical name for this valve is a Combination Valve. 

To begin, we should discuss why it is called a Combination Valve. As we mentioned earlier, this valve does a combination of things and is made up of several different segments doing many different things. There is the Pressure Differential Switch and Valve, the Metering Valve and the Proportioning Valve. Read below to learn more.

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Topics: Shop News (Product Info), Tips and Info, combination valves

Brake Valve Overview

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 5, 2018 10:37:00 AM

There are many different valves used in the conversion from drum brakes to disc brakes and in brake systems in general. Have you ever wondered about the various types of valves that make up your brake system and what they do? This post offers a description of what some of those valves are and how they relate to your vehicle and situation.

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Topics: Shop News (Product Info), Tips and Info, brake valve

Tech Tip: Bleeding By The Numbers

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Oct 3, 2018 10:28:12 AM

At Master Power Brakes we are in and among brakes everyday of the week and as a result some things have become second nature to us. We talk about processes and even perform them quite often and sometimes we don’t stop to think that others might not actually realize or understand what we are talking about or doing.

The bleeding of brakes is one of those things. We assume that everyone knows what it means to bleed the brakes and how to go about doing. However when we actually speak to someone it can become really obvious that we need to take a step back and explain the process. So with that being said let's discuss what bleeding the brakes truly means, how to do it and why.

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Topics: Tips and Info, tech tip, bleed your brakes

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