Skydragon Turbocharger Manufacturing Co., Ltd
Here Bob talks about the Electric Brake Booster, which has been used recently for conversion on hot rods, but was originally built by Bendix for Jeep vehicles. They use an electric motor to store pressure in an accumulator, which sends out a large amount of pressure to the master cylinder, and assists in braking.It was very powerful when new and is similar to the systems that were installed on the Turbo Buick and T-Bird Super Coupe cars because of low vacuum issues. But the T-Type and Super Coupe guys are not happy anymore and would now not have any good response if you asked them how they like their brakes. The motors eventually burn out and then fill full of fluid, the parts are extremely hard to find since they are out of production (Bendix was the manufacturer, and they no longer make it or parts for it). This obsolete type of brake booster is what is being put onto peoples hot rods, while they owners of the Jeeps, T-Type Buicks, and T-birds are angrily ripping them off the cars they came on. We pioneered this system in the early 90′s, because the seemed to have enormous pressure and are self contained, but haven’t sold many since then because there are no new parts, and we won’t sell used core units to people. We used to be a huge remanufacturer of brake boosters, and are capable of taking a used unit and making it ‘like new’, that is standard practice, and those units are sold as ‘Rebuilt’, but there are no parts to rebuild these units with. So, a competing company out there learned about the system from us and have been selling used systems as new (even though they aren’t). The outside of the casting is being polished up and then the used – unrebuilt unit is sold as new.Sponsored by Power Brake Service – You’ll drive a lot faster if you’re confident your brakes work. Performance Hydro-Boost™ & AIRMASTER™ Brake Systems http:// Power Brake Service: We build and Rebuild endless varieties of new and classic brakes for every type of vehicle and trailer. The company was started by George Sweeting in 1950 who worked for the railroads and Lockhead, it is now run by his son Bob Sweeting who learned about modifying cars while drag racing in the 60′s, and Bob’s son Matt Sweeting (who grew up in all of this) is taking over more and more responsibilities. We were a Warehouse Distributor for Bendix for 20 years until they sold they sold their Power Brake Division to Bosch, which is when we became a special modification contractor with Bosch for their power brakes – which come on most new American vehicles. Our ability to design brake systems, rather than just replace rotors and pads, has taken us to amazing places and we have worked on amazing projects. We have:Hydro-Boost Conversions Vacuum Brake – Conversions, Upgrades, and Modifications Wilwood and Brembo Disc Brake Kits Master Cylinders Stainless Braided Hoses Classic Car / Muscle Car Stock Brake Restoration and Rebuilding (Corvette, Camaro, Chevelle, Mustang, Ford & GM Truck, Mopar, Rolls Royce) Light Truck / Medium Truck Hydro-Boost Replacement Parts and Conversions Medium Truck / Heavy Truck Hydro-Max, Air brake, and Air-hydraulic systems – and Hydro-Max Conversions for the obsolete Delco Hypower Conversions for the obsolete Buick Grand National, T-bird SC, Land Rover, Jeep and all other electric brake booster / electric powermasters Modified brakes for Altered Bed Fleet Vehicles Modified sensitivity for the Handicaped Disc/Drum and Disc/Disc Proportioning ValvesWe have worked on everything from propane powered trams to roller coasters, cranes, parade floats, multi engine street rods, classic european cars, double decker buses, and a Freightliner racing truck. Our favorite is working on big engine muscle cars that make too little vacuum and need more stopping power.