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Brake Master Cylinder Butte MT

Local resource for brake master cylinders in Butte, 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.

Lisacs Tire
(406) 494-4450
3600 Harrison Avenue
Butte, MT
Services
Brake Repair

Quality Auto Service
(406) 491-0306
1815 Garrison Avenue
Butte, MT
Services
Brake Repair

Larrys Foreign Car Repair
(406) 222-6855
1317 E Callender Street
Livingston, MT
Services
Brake Repair,Tune up Repair

Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Great Falls
(406) 452-5337
4025 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Maintenance, Paint & Body Work, Tires/Wheels, Transmission, Upholstery, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Fri:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash

J RS Repair Inc
(406) 256-8737
2143 Lampman Drive
Billings, MT
Services
Brake Repair

Dicks Auto and Exhaust
(406) 723-3100
635 Maryland Avenue
Butte, MT
Services
Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Bruces Quick Lube and Muffler
(406) 782-6124
1111 E Front Street
Butte, MT
Services
Oil Change and Lube,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Rick's Auto Repair
(406) 454-2928
813 26th St N
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Credit Card

Fritz's Auto Repair
(406) 452-2513
523 2nd Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Certified Car Care
(406) 365-8811
128 1/2 S Douglas Street
Glendive, MT
Services
Brake Repair,Transmission Repair

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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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