Tech Talk

Bench Bleeding a Master Cylinder

Bench bleeding your master cylinder is not necessarily all that complicated, but if we can make it even easier for you…we will. What is bench bleeding a master cylinder you might ask and why should I do it? It’s a process done before starting the process of bleeding the brakes on the rest of the vehicle. Typically done on the work bench (hence the name), this will remove the air from the master cylinder which then speeds up and makes bleeding the rest of the system much easier.

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Ride of the Month – February 2017: Mel Farmer’s 1965 Ford Mustang

 

Our February 2017 Ride of The Month Winner is a 1965 Ford Mustang submitted by Mel Farmer! Here’s Mel’s quick highlights of his ride:

“1965 Mustang 289 30 over, roller rockers, 411 Eaton posi unit, Master Power Brakes’ conversion kit, B&M automatic and stall speed converter.”

With Mel’s 1965 Mustang being this month’s Ride of the Month, we thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss a bit of history around the 1965 Ford Mustang!

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Fixing a Power Brake Problem Using An Electric Vacuum Pump

One of the greater luxuries for classic musclecars with nose-heavy big blocks is power brakes. While some would rather have the full feedback of a manual brake pedal, the soft touch of a power booster-assisted master cylinder is sometimes more of a blessing than a luxury.

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Check Out the Master Power’s 1964.5 – 1966 Ford Mustang Booster Master Video!

Check out our latest video where we give you an up-close look at our Booster Master Systems for 1964.5-1966 Ford Mustangs! We have several videos up on our You Tube channel ranging from product features to technical assistance. A few minutes on watching some of our videos could save you hours of aggravation trying to tech a brake issue.

Will a Disc Brake System Fit My Car’s Wheels?

Wheel fitment is a huge concern when doing a disc brake conversion. Will my stock wheels fit? What wheels do fit and what wheels don’t fit? These are all very good questions. In fact, we received an email just the other day from a potential customer and he was asking these very questions. Well, we have a tool that can be used to provide these answers but unfortunately people don’t seem to know about it or are not sure on how to use it.

So what is this tool? It is a very simple wheel fitment template. Our R&D department has created a template that is application specific and available for our most popular kits with more and more coming down the road. The template gives a cross section of the disc brake system that can be placed within the wheel to determine if adequate clearance is available. The use of it is very simple and if you’ll read a little further, we’ll walk you through it and give some pointers.

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Two Guys Garage talks with Master Power Brakes about what’s new for 2017!

At this past year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas we had the opportunity to sit down with Two Guys Garage host, Willie B. and talk about brakes! Topics were about the brake industry regarding the classic vehicle market and where Master Power Brakes feels there are improvements that can still be made in the industry. It was a great conversation so we wanted to share this video with you.

MP Brakes Puts the Binders On This Gorgeous 1969 Hemi Road Runner

When this 1969 Road Runner came into the shop in 1990, little did Tony Gemza know that it would come with a story. The man above is Johnny Janzyk, and he acquired the Road Runner from Tony’s father. The elder Gemza was doing restorations as a part-time business, and this car was part of a pair of Mopars that were towed back to New York from California. It had a blown engine, but was a solid car with lots of potential.

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October 1st: BRAKEFEST Returns!

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Get ready to show off your hot car and see hundreds more as Master Power Brakes brings back the legendary classic vehicle show BrakeFest! Join us Saturday, October 1st from 9 AM – 2 PM at Master Power Brakes headquarters in Mooresville, NC – 30 minutes north of Charlotte. The family-friendly event offers visitors music, vendors, food, lots of door prizes, a huge silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Top 5 Things to Experience at BrakeFest:

  1. Meet & Greet Opportunity with Dina Parise – 2015 IHRA Pro-Mod Champion
  2. Hang with Willie B. co-host of Two Guys Garage on MAV TV
  3. Take a Selfie with #20 – Dollar General’s NASCAR Sprint Cup car
  4. Bid & Win cool car parts, rare autographed items and amazing hand crafted art
  5. Win Cash Money in 50/50 Raffle benefiting Martin Truex Jr. Foundation & Classroom Central

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Video Series: 1953-1962 Corvette Power Booster Kit Improved Design

There is always an ongoing effort here at MPB to make our products better. Better fit, better functionality, easier to install – you name it. Recently, we identified a product that we thought could be improved – our power booster / master cylinder assembly kit for 1953 to 1962 Corvettes.

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Ride of the Month August 2016: Carl Haas’ 1964 Chevy Corvette

 

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What a choice snag – Carl Haas bought his Corvette four years after it first came out. The August 2016 Ride of The Month Winner is a beauty Carl has owned since 1968. He tells us the back-story of how he came to acquire it:

“This was my dream car in high school, but couldn’t afford. After graduating and getting a job, I responded to an ad for this car. The car had been wrecked and the owner had no insurance.

In 1990 I did a ground up restoration. After retiring in 2004 I started driving the car and enjoying it.”

Overall, Carl kept the original look as much as possible, with the exception of the period correct Crager S/S wheels.

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