One thing that Mopar owners are very used to is finding an aftermarket manufacturer that caters only to the Blue Oval or the Bow Tie. It’s often a bit frustrating, but for those who have been working on and customizing their Mopar for years, it’s not anything new.
But in the past few years, we’ve seen big name companies take a dip in Ma Mopars pool with custom, performance components that have Mopar owners shouting, “finally!” One of those companies, who was not entirely void of Mopar applications, is Baer Brakes.
While Mopar owners have been able to make that very much needed swap to aftermarket disc brake upgrades with Baer calipers and rotors, the one area that posed a bit of a dilemma has been the brake master cylinder. Converting from four-wheel drums and a single-pot master cylinder to front, or front and rear, disc brakes meant getting creative about the master cylinder.
There are a few companies that make adapters from the early Mopar’s four-bolt flange to the aftermarket two-bolt mounting, but that often meant problems with the plunger push-rod on the brake pedal. Adjustments needed to be made to compensate for the addition half-inch added to the firewall with those adapters.
Baer has answered that call for a custom, billet brake master cylinder with its new early Mopar four-bolt master cylinder. The new master cylinder fits directly to the early Mopar and adds a bit of distinction to the firewall with three choices for push-rod size: 15/16, 1, or 1-1/8-inch sizes, and is available in grey or black anodized, or fully polished finishes.
In addition to the knurled, screw on caps that keep your master cylinder sealed even if tilted upside-down, you can order with a right or left side port configuration. The Remaster Mopar master cylinder bolts directly in place without adapters, and will work with nearly any disc brake conversion system.
Also available as an integrated bolt-on component – or separate – is the Baer adjustable proportioning valve. This is a must for four-wheel disc brake conversions, and can be mounted directly below the master cylinder or remotely. Buyers can expect to pay just under $400 for the anodized master cylinder, or $475 for the polished master cylinder, proportioning valve extra.
You can contact Baer directly from the website where you can email or call directly. You can also find disc brake kits for nearly any classic Mopar, from street to full track applications.