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Troubleshooting - Tandem Master Cylinder with No Fluid/No Pressure to the Rear

Troubleshooting - Tandem Master Cylinder with No Fluid/No Pressure to the Rear

Common complaints to our tech line involve no pressure to the rear brake lines. With a dual circuit/tandem M/C this issue has a common cause - the rear piston not fully returning to its proper resting position. Customers often think they have a defective M/C but that’s not it. For the M/C to build pressure properly, the piston's primary seal must retract past the compensating port, and the rear of the piston rest on the snap ring.

King of the Hammers Winners Use Wilwood

The King of the Hammers (KoH) is unique in motorsports, combining high-speed sections with challenging rock crawling trails. In a few short years, it has gone from casual competition among friends to one of the largest off-road races in the world. Wilwood Brakes were used by the overall winner, and many other competitor's trucks and Jeeps.
King of the Hammers Winners Use Wilwood
Mother Mopar: The History of Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth

Mother Mopar: The History of Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth

From the 1920s to the 2020s, Chrysler has been innovative in styling, handling and performance. Wilwood has brakes for classic Plymouth and Dodge muscle cars, front wheel drive Neon and PT Cruiser, and modern Chargers, Challengers, and Ram trucks.

The Innovative "Bubble" Wide Five Racing Hub

The "Wide 5" hub is now common in many racing classes, mostly on oval short track, for its ability to handle abuse and massive lateral force. For those unfamiliar with... Read More
The Innovative "Bubble" Wide Five Racing Hub
All About the Wilwood Workhorse Mustang

All About the Wilwood Workhorse Mustang

What is the Workhorse? Recovered in Ojai, California, this 1966 Ford Mustang was equipped with a 200ci six cylinder and automatic transmission. Though tired and sad looking, it was mostly... Read More

Electronic Parking Brake Cures Hot Rodder's Headaches

Wilwood recently brought parking brakes for hot rodders into the 21st-century with our Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Caliper, which can be adapted to almost anything. Many modern cars use electronic, motor-driven, disc... Read More
Electronic Parking Brake Cures Hot Rodder's Headaches
Truck Drop Spindles for Four Generations of Chevy/GMC

Truck Drop Spindles for Four Generations of Chevy/GMC

Time keeps ticking away, and what were once considered tired old work trucks are some of the hottest new projects among automotive enthusiasts. Wilwood has made drum to disc brake... Read More

Upgraded Brakes for GM Metric Chassis Circle Track Race Cars

There is no more popular basis for oval track race cars than the 1978-87 GM "Metric Chassis". The ready availability lead many tracks to base their rules around them as... Read More
Upgraded Brakes for GM Metric Chassis Circle Track Race Cars
SCORE Baja 1000 Class Winners use Wilwood in 2020

SCORE Baja 1000 Class Winners use Wilwood in 2020

Wilwood Engineering was started because there was a need in racing for better brakes than currently available - and to this day, that is one of our driving principles. You... Read More

Making it in Racing: Bill Wood - Stock Car Racing Magazine, March, 1993

Bill Wood is always smiling. Why not? He's happy doing what he's doing, and he's made it to number one after starting with nothing. (Dick Berggren photo) Bill Wood of... Read More
Making it in Racing: Bill Wood - Stock Car Racing Magazine, March, 1993