You automatically assume when you purchase a classic car with a power brake upgrade, all the work is done, but that is not always the case. Sometimes the past owners have made choices that don’t really get the job done. When 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible owner Doug Sjogren stopped by the Classic Car Restoration Club garage, it was evident his brake system was failing to get the job done. After examining the car and discussing what we discovered with the tech support team at Master Power Brakes (MPBrakes.com) we soon had the “Right Components” in the shop. Follow along as Doug and Mark Simpson and make the conversion and have this Cutlass stopping on a dime.
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 >>
Front disc brake conversions have become commonplace for many classic car enthusiasts. Mark Simpson takes us step-by-step through the process of installing and SSBC conversion kit on the front of our ’57 DeSoto project car. From removing all of the factory hardware to installing new brackets, rotors and calipers, you’ll see first hand how youWatch Now >>
Brent Ackley repacks the wheel bearings on his 1966 Buick Skylark to inspect them for wear and damage. He removes the dust cover, cotter key and castle nut to teach you how to take out both the inner and outer bearings for cleaning and then examine and repack them.Watch Now >>