If you're working on an early Ford hot rod, one of the most important systems to get right is the brakes. In this video, we'll guide you through the process of setting up the braking system for your future hot rod.
We'll start by showing you where to locate your master cylinder and discuss the option of using a power booster. Then, we'll dive into the key factors to consider when choosing a master cylinder that's right for your hot rod.
But that's just the beginning. We'll also cover the other essential components of a brake system, including proportional valves, residual valves, and brake switches.
Then, we'll move on to brake fittings and brake line materials. We'll walk you through the different types of fittings available and we'll explain how those work with different types of brake line materials, such as steel, stainless steel, and copper nickel. Finally, we'll discuss using either through-fittings or tabs!