A brake booster is a mechanical device that increases the brake powers of your car in such a way that you has to apply minimal pressure on the car’s brake to get it going. These systems are used only in power brakes and not in manual brakes. The booster will work when the engine is powered up and make use of vacuum from the car engine for functioning. Depending on the diaphragms, the brake system will increase pedal force to double time it normal force an. The position or placement of the booster is between the master cylinder and the car’s brake pedal.
Why Make Use Of Brake Boosters For Your Vintage Car?
In case of vintage cars, there is special brake boosters designed for their capacity. You can find brake booster specifically designed for your car’s make and model such as one for a 1949-1968 GM or a 1955-1972 Chevrole. Some brake booster models are available in combination with brake light system and come with a chrome finish which blends with the look of the vintage car. You can install it yourself else you can get expert help to carry this out. Here is a look at the top five benefits of suing a break booster in a vintage car.
It will enhance the power of the brake system and ensure that it functions crisply when required
You can find models based on the specific make of a car and its year
It is a good enhancement to your car’s performance system and is a must when you take it on the roads
It enhances the longevity of the car’s brake
It enhances the safety level of your car, allowing you to use brakes in situations that demand its immediate usage when driving on the roads
When you buy a classic brake booster system, you can find additional accessories available with it too such as drum or disc chrome proportioning valve, a brake light warning pigtail and so on. The kind of accessories you get depends on the deal offered by the store providing the brake booster part for your vintage car. You can find a standard seven or eight inches size brake booster that can easily be fitted between the brake pedal and the master cylinder of the engine.
Where Can You Find Brake Boosters For Vintage Cars?
Brake boosters for vintage cars are provided by companies specializing in remanufacturing such parts. You can buy new brake booster parts for vintage car, depending on the car make and model, else you can buy ones that were taken off from existing vintage car and sold as older parts. They are available in online stores as actual car parts of the original vintage car. You can also find them offered in the form of power brake kits.
Leighton Sherick is a classic car enthusiast and interested in Triumph Spitfire car racing. Leighton works as an operations manager at British Parts Northwest, supplies new parts for Triumph, MG, Jaguar, Austin Healey and other classic car models.