Hydraulic Brake Maintenance and Makeover


Brakes are one of the most important systems on a collector car. Your car may run excellent, but if it doesn’t stop the same way, it can’t be driven safely. Most pre-1970 collector cars lack modern safety devices like a dual master cylinder, antilock brake system (ABS) and disc brakes. Certain upgrades to original braking equipment can greatly enhance the safety of classic cars. Let’s review how hydraulic brakes work and see how we can make them even better.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2006/10/17/hydraulic-brake-maintenance-and-makeover