Tech Talk

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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Hope to see you in Louisville for NRSA ’16!

nsra-logoComing to NSRA 2016 in Louisville? We want to meet up! The National Street Rod Association show is awesome every year; they expect over 10,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines will be on hand at the Kentucky Expo Center August 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th.  MPB will be in Booth #743 offering an up-close look at an ultimate brake upgrade for your ride!

The NSRA Street Rod Nationals has been held in Louisville, KY 21 times in the past.  NSRA expects that 2016 will produce an all-time high number of participating vehicles and spectators. Master Power Brakes is proud to join other manufacturing companies and dealers in BOOTH #743 at the show. If you are attending, we would love to meet up, swap stories, share some swag and of course, give you professional level advice on automotive brake systems.

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When Your Baby is Starring On TV

No, we’re not talking about “Fast and Furious” star Michelle Rodriguez. Well, but we are – in a way. Recently, in an episode of “Riding Shotgun with Michelle Rodriguez” Michelle was putting John Romano’s badass 1968 Pontiac GTO through the paces. John bought this now quintessential muscle car new and his family used it as a daily driver for years.

While everyone else is likely ogling the immaculate condition GTO, folks at Master Power Brakes were drawn to something more dear to our hearts. The scene in the video that actually caught our eye was when they mention the awesome stopping power of our Rallye Series disc brake system that John uses on the front end.

Ahhh, a little slice of television glory!