Brake Master Cylinder Kalispell MT

Local resource for brake master cylinders in Kalispell, 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.

Rons Alignment Inc
(406) 752-7290
1271 1/2 N Meridian Road
Kalispell, MT
Services
Brake Repair,Tune up Repair

Howells Auto Repair
(406) 752-6211
465 Ash Road, # H
Kalispell, MT
Services
Brake Repair,Tune up Repair

Auto Sport
(406) 260-4000
1192 E Idaho Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Oil Change and Lube,Brake Repair,Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Tune up Repair

Mikeys Gas and Diesel Shop Inc
(406) 755-7479
119 E Reserve Drive
Kalispell, MT
Services
Brake Repair,Transmission Repair,Tune up Repair

Muffler Alley
(406) 892-4201
820 9th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT
Services
Brake Repair

Lorens Auto Repair Inc
(406) 755-7757
1309 US Highway 2 West
Kalispell, MT
Services
Oil Change and Lube,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Tune up Repair

All Star Auto Repair
(406) 756-9200
2912 Us Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair,Tune up Repair

Automotion
(406) 756-6628
1257 N Meridian Road
Kalispell, MT
Services
Brake Repair,Tune up Repair

Les Schwab Tire Center
(406) 892-3223
1737 9th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Front End Repair, Machine Shop Service, Radiator Repair, Tires/Wheels, 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:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

A American Auto Towing
(406) 892-8111
295 4th Avenue West N
Columbia 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:9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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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