Power brakes have long been standard equipment on most cars and trucks, and drivers have become accustomed to being able to bring their vehicles to a quick stop with just a light touch of the brake pedal. However, when many of our beloved classic and muscle cars were built, power brakes were an expensive option that buyers often elected to forego. But if you’re restoring one of these babies or building a custom hot rod, you won’t have to do without the luxury of power brakes if you install one of our performance brake boosters.

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There’s nothing like the feel of driving a restored classic, a resto-mod, or a custom hot rod. You love the exhilarating acceleration and admiring stares, and brakes that require excessive effort shouldn’t detract from the experience. With our performance brake boosters you can have brakes that are just as effortless to use as the ones on your daily driver. And being able to make a seamless transition from your everyday ride to your performance machine without having to adjust to the need for more leg power makes for safer driving.

We offer both model specific and universal power brake boosters. Choose from individual boosters with single or dual diaphragm, in a range of diameters and finishes including traditional gold anodized, black, chrome, and a variety of powder coated colors, or booster and master cylinder assemblies, many that include proportioning valve, brackets and brake lines. Generally speaking, the larger the booster diameter, the greater the power assist, but if you’re building a hot rod and have space limitations in your engine bay, the two diaphragms in a dual diaphragm booster can provide as much assist as a large diameter booster. And with our selection of finishes, you’re sure to find one that will be perfect for your build.

Our application specific brake boosters and booster/master cylinder assemblies are designed for direct bolt-on installation, and they’re available to suit the vehicle’s brake configuration, no matter whether you have 4-wheel drum brakes or front disc/rear drums. However, booster and master cylinder assemblies are also available to suit common brake upgrades such as front disc and 4-wheel disc brake conversions. The right size booster and the correct master cylinder bore diameter are critical to proper brake operation, and no matter whether you’re going stock, or upgrading to OE grade or aftermarket performance disc brakes, we have the booster and master cylinder assemblies that will ensure you get the best braking performance.

When you want more power, a performance camshaft is one of the most common engine mods. However, the long duration and increased valve overlap that is a common characteristic of such cams can result in less manifold vacuum. A vacuum power brake booster depends on about 18” of vacuum for proper operation, but if your hot-rodded engine’s manifold vacuum is much less than that at idle, it doesn’t mean you have to do without power brakes or put up with a hard pedal. Just install one of our electric vacuum pumps. They’re easy to mount and wire in to your electrical system, and they’ll provide the consistent level of vacuum your power booster needs, so you’ll have plenty of power assist even with the lumpiest cam.

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