No matter if your Mopar came with disc or drum brakes from the factory, there were only two choices when it came to the pedal effort required to actuate those brakes. Real gear heads generally ordered or bought cars with manual brakes, no doubt planning to install a camshaft with so much overlap as to render power brakes inoperable and dangerous. For the milder enthusiast, or for the one with a girlfriend or wife to help make the car-buying decision, power brakes were the only option.

Though these choices were the norm for the era, automotive brakes had not evolved as they have today, and both power and manual brakes had flaws that are difficult to deny. Manual brakes required a somewhat-overwhelming pedal effort, and repeated maximum performance braking often ended with a shaking knee and tired muscles. Power brakes of the day necessitated a cumbersome booster and required almost no effort, making it easy for the driver to lock the brakes accidentally; increasing braking distance and offering no road feel at all.

Fortunately, the new Red Bore master cylinder from Just Suspension gives us a happy medium, offering pedal efforts lighter than typical for our manual brake Mopars. Additionally, this master cylinder gives the driver a better feel for the road, and for what the brakes are actually doing, allowing the driver to attenuate the brake pedal accordingly. This month, we'll install the new Red Bore master cylinder on our '67 big-block Barracuda, and show you just how it performs.

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Powerhouse Products
3402 Democrat Rd.
Memphis
TN  38118
800-872-7223
http://www.powerhouseproducts.co
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Just Suspension
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AK
800-872-1548
http://www.justsuspension.com/