Using his slick-looking 1947 Ford F1 for demonstration, Brent Ackley teaches you how to replace a master cylinder on a classic car by disconnecting the brake light switch and brake lines, removing the old master cylinder and bench bleeding the new one.
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Cutting, bending and creating inverted flares on brake lines is a necessary skill in building a classic car. Mark Simpson takes us through the process step-by-step, so you’ll be prepared to build your own custom brake lines.Watch Now >>
Bleeding the master cylinder can be done with it in the car but it would take a long time to get all the air worked out. Brent Ackley shows you how to bench bleed a master cylinder by using bleeding ports, attaching little hoses and adding brake fluid. Last step is pumping the actuating rodWatch Now >>
Disc brakes are a popular upgrade for many years and makes of cars. The advantages of disc brakes include superior stopping power, improved reliability and greater ease of maintenance. Mark Simpson takes us through an overview of the SSBC brake conversion kit we’ll be installing on our ’57 DeSoto project, which includes everything we’ll needWatch Now >>