The 2013 Holiday Season is quickly approaching so we wanted to be sure to give you sufficient time to place your year-end orders so there are no delays in your business or project timelines. Master Power Brakes thanks all our customers, resellers and vendors for making 2013 an exceptional year. We appreciate your business and patronage. We extend a warm, happy holiday season to everyone.
MPB will be observe holidays on the following dates:
November 28 – CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 29 – CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 – Open until 1pm EST
December 25 – CLOSED for Christmas Holiday
January 1 – CLOSED for New Year’s Holiday
Please note the office will be open December 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th & 31st. We will be available to assist you during those days with customer service related questions, problems, or needs.
Master Power Brakes will return to work on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 ready to begin another great year of supplying and supporting our the highest quality model-specific brake components and conversion kits.
The printed version of the 2014 Master Power Brakes Catalog is now available. Whether you are on the market for a new front disc brake conversion kit, power booster, master cylinder, or other hard to find brake parts for your classic ride, chances are good, you’ll find what you need in our new, 52 page color catalog. To request your personal printed copy, send us a note and we’ll be glad to drop this gem in the mail. Need a new catalog and can’t wait for the mail to arrive? No worries–we have you covered. Customers can also download the 2014 catalog in pdf format by clicking this link. We’ve done our part…now it is your turn to get your hands on this definitive resource guide to the world of brake systems f0r classic cars. As always, if you are looking for a hard-to-find part and you don’t see it on our website or in the catalog, give us a call and we’ll be glad to help!
If you live in an area prone to nasty winter weather, you’ve probably developed a winterization and storage check-list for your classic car. Common winterizing steps include washing and waxing your vehicle, filling the gas tank and adding fuel stabilizer, changing the oil and filter, adding air and removing tires, checking the antifreeze, removing the battery, and placing your car on jack stands. For those of you nodding your heads, thinking “that sounds exactly like my fall routine,” we would like to suggest one additional task: winterizing your brake system. Read more…
Legend Series Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit – 65 Mustang
Converting your 65 Mustang from drum to front disc brakes is a week-end upgrade project that will improve braking reliability and performance for years to come. Like most muscle cars from this era, the 1965 Ford Mustang came equipped with drum brakes when it came off the assembly line. There are some enthusiasts who insist on keeping their cars as close to the original look and feel as possible, and we get that. At the same time, there are a number of reasons that folks convert from drum to front disc brakes. Drum brakes need regular adjustment and they are more susceptible to damage from heat, moisture, and debris. These few things lead to one simple fact: front drum brakes offer less stopping power. If this isn’t enough of a reason to push you over the edge to tackle this relatively easy modification, think about how much cooler those shiny new brakes will look behind your wheels. Read more…
If you have ever wondered how easily a Legend Series Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit from Master Power Brakes installs on your vintage Ford Mustang, this video is for you…..
The 2014 Master Power Brakes Catalog is here, but there is a twist. Our brand new, 52 page color gem is actually at the printer and the presses are rolling as we speak. With this said, you can download the 2014 catalog in pdf format right now by clicking this link. For the print lovers out there, fear not; we’ll make an announcement when the printer finishes up so you can request a copy. If patience isn’t a strong suit and getting the latest, up-to-date product information from the leader in classic car brake systems and conversion kits is on your to-do list, by-pass the snail mail option and get it now. Every year we are deluged with requests for new print catalogs, so beat the rush, skip the wait, and get your hands on the new 2014 Master Power Brakes Catalog today!
Pedal Ratio is one of the most overlooked parts of a brake system. One of the main reasons and causes of a hard brake pedal is simply due to incorrect pedal ratio. When a brake pedal gets modified to “fit” in a vehicle or a booster/master cylinder gets installed where it “fits” in the car, the pedal ratio is rarely taken into consideration. Proper pedal ratio is a must when installing and operating a brake system. Read more…
There is no rest for the road warriors here at Master Power Brakes as we are getting ready to pack our bags and hit the road again. Be sure to join us at Goodguys 20th Southeastern Nationals, held at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 25-27, 2013. Stop by Booth 116 to talk cars, brakes, and visit with the MP team…..we love visiting with our loyal customers! And remember, if you are thinking about placing an order and you’ll be attending the show, give us a call and we’ll gladly throw it into the trailer to save you some dough on shipping.
Goodguys 20th Southeastern Nationals
October 25-27, 2013
Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord, NC 28027
S. Kelli Kolf’s “ Stop It: Information You Need to Know About Automotive Braking Systems”, which appears in September’s issue of Hot Rod and Restoration is an excellent go-to source for diagnosing common brake problems and making effective upgrades. Whether you are a garage rat with years of brake repair and upgrade experience or you are working up the courage to take a first shot at your classic’s brakes, you should check out this article. In case you are looking for a sneak preview, we’ll use this post to cover some of the most important information found in the article below. Read more…
We’ve been manufacturing model specific brake kits for classic cars since 1983, and while we may sound a little full of ourselves, we think we are pretty good at what we do. Although all of us here think we offer some of the best brake kits in the business, it’s always nice to hear and read nice things about our products from industry insiders. And this is exactly what happened when we saw a recent installation piece from the folks at Street Legal TV.
Turns out the Street Legal TV guys had taken their 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II out on a few local tracks. They already knew the car’s four wheel drum brakes weren’t up to the job, so they upgraded to factory style front disc brakes. The upgrade would offer plenty of braking power for sufficient for cruising and daily driving, but the factory upgrade couldn’t take the heat on the track. Read more…