Tech Talk

Ride of the Month – March 2017: Matt Stegman’s 1959 Ford Galaxie 427

 

 

Congratulations to our March 2017 Ride of the Month winner, Matt Stegman and his 1959 Ford Galaxie 427 equipped with Master Power disc brakes!

Pro-Driver Complete Brake System Video

Thinking about upgrading your car’s braking system?  Check out MPB’s Pro-Driver video. This one-and-a half minute video gives you the complete back story on what makes Master Power Brakes’ Pro-Driver Series the ultimate stopping tool for your vehicle with 17” or larger wheels.

The video uses a cut-away wheel to let you clearly see how the calipers look mounted and all the advantages in upgrading your brake system to our Pro-Driver Series brake system!

Our Pro-Driver Series is specifically designed for the customer who wants the ultimate braking inside their 17″ or larger wheels using American-Made components and a system that comes with bolt-on simplicity.  All of this is available for the most common GM, Ford and Mopar applications including some GM trucks.

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Visit with Master Power at Charlotte AutoFair April 6 – 9

Twice a year the automotive restoration world along with collector car enthusiasts from every corner make Concord, NC and in particular Charlotte Motor Speedway home for an extended weekend. One of those times is now upon us. April 6-9 is the first official gathering of folks for the Spring Charlotte AutoFair. People with every interest imaginable attend to see, buy and sell exceptional vehicles, restoration parts and supplies including many unique items found only at this event.

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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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