Brake Master Cylinder Billings MT

Local resource for brake master cylinders in Billings, MT. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to information on brake fluid lines, pressure, brake fluid removal, brake bleeding, brake master cylinder components, and brake master cylinder replacement, as well as advice and content on the significance of manual hydraulic pressure.

Mufflers and More
(406) 256-2220
12 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT
Services
Alignment Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Russiff Auto Service Inc
(406) 252-1225
3409 Montana Avenue
Billings, MT
Services
Brake Repair,Diagnostic Services

Jims Auto Repair
(406) 248-3701
2315 6th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Services
Brake Repair

Big Rig Truck and Trailer Repair
(406) 252-8413
1307 Taylor Place
Billings, MT
Services
Brake Repair,Trailer Repair

Edams Tire and Automotive
(406) 545-0169
2503 1st Avenue North
Billings, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair

Brake Shop
(406) 259-8622
2211 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Services
Brake Repair

Valley Auto Service Center
(406) 256-3970
2924 1st Avenue North
Billings, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

A To Z Tire and Battery Inc
(406) 245-7781
912 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Services
Brake Repair

Montana Tire Distributors
(406) 259-9877
421 N 13th Street
Billings, MT
Services
Brake Repair

Precision Automotive
(406) 248-2838
138 Moore Lane
Billings, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Better Brake Performance

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One area hot rodders, racers and custom car (and truck) builders tend to ignore is the brake master cylinder and, in particular, the actual brake pedal ratio. After all, it doesn’t make the car one bit quicker or faster, and if the thing eventually stops, why worry? Perhaps you should.

The critical component in the braking equation is the pedal ratio. In operation, the brake pedal acts as a lever to increase the force the driver applies to the master cylinder. In turn, the master cylinder forces fluid to the disc brake caliper pistons or drum brake wheel cylinders. If you examine a brake pedal, you'll see the pivot point (where the pedal swivels) and the mounting point for the master cylinder pushrod are usually different. By varying the length of the pedal, and/or the distance between the pushrod mount and the pivot, you can change how much force (from your leg) is required to energize the master cylinder. This is the "mechanical advantage" or pedal ratio. This formula will help you figure it out: Input Force x Pedal Ratio ÷ Brake Piston Area = PSI.

Mathematical babble? The arithmetic simply equates to the amount of force exerted by your leg times the pedal ratio divided by the area of the brake piston(s). FYI, the typical adult male can exert roughly 300 pounds of force (maximum) with one leg—and that’s a bunch. Something in the order of 1/3 or 1/2 that figure is obviously more comfortable, even in a hardcore racecar.

Author: Wayne Scraba

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