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Brake Master Cylinder Bristol RI

Local resource for brake master cylinders in Bristol, RI. 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.

J and S Auto Repair
(401) 384-0961
51 Kent Avenue
Warwick, RI
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Roberts Transmission
(508) 496-9530
1 Sears Rd
Swansea, MA
Brake Repair,Engine Repair,Mobile Auto Repair,Transmission Repair,Tune up Repair

S and S Transmissions
(401) 683-6906
1416 West Main Road
Portsmouth, RI
Brake Repair,Mufflers Repair,Transmission Repair

Elite Auto Repair
(401) 736-8942
53 Kent Avenue
Warwick, RI
Oil Change and Lube,Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

J Poulos Automotive Center
(401) 941-6440
85 Perry Ave
Warwick, RI
Auto Parts,Auto Body Repair,Auto Glass Repair,Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Collision Repair,Custom Painting,Interior Repair,Truck Repair

Sears Tire and Auto Center
(508) 324-6510
Swansea Mall/rt 6 & 118
Swansea, MA
Brake Repair,Retail Tire,Tune up Repair

Firestone Complete Auto Care
(508) 678-6380
782 G A R Highway
Swansea, MA
AC and Heating Repair,Alignment Repair,Brake Repair,Retail Tire,Tune up Repair

Valley View Auto Service
(401) 683-2626
1630 West Main Road
Portsmouth, RI
Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Engine Repair,Mufflers Repair

Lapinski Service
(401) 864-5130
53 Alhambra Road
Warwick, RI
Oil Change and Lube,Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Retail Tire

Sullivan Tire and Auto Center
(401) 737-5251
1102 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI
Alignment Repair,Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Retail Tire,Transmission 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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