I saw a thread a while back on on brake theories and master cylinder vs. caliper/wheel cylinder sizes to change braking forces. That thread had alot of equations and I am a moron...so I am looking for some simplified input. This is for a non motorcycle application, but it will all cross reference and it is an old's cool vehichle. I have a 1952 Studebaker pick up truck. It is a rare 3/4 ton single rear wheel. Very odd one. It has 14" x2" rear brakes and I will be checking out the fonts in the next day or 2 so I will update...BUT, Many have mentioned that the old drum brakes are very weak at best. I AM going to keep it all drum in the interest of the vintage cool factor, but I do want to improve efficiency. I will give the exact MC piston sizes asap but the rears wheel cylinders I know are 1-1/8". If I go with a bigger piston on the MC and leave the stock wheel cylinders will that improve braking force and lessen the amount of foot pedal pressure to required to accomplish the same stopping forces? Or will increasing both MC and WC sizes be better? Decreasing WC and Increasing MC? How about adding a power brake booster MC/ That will just decrease foot pressure I believe but NOT add any actual stopping power...correct me if Im wrong. I am thinking if I can desin and fab up a modern power MC out of some 1 ton GM etc.. truck and maybe increase the WC size to 1-1/4" that may improve my braking force and stopping power. The 1 ton truck versions of old Studes had 1-1/4" WC and they interchange on the backing plates and I believe they came in 1" as well. So without the E=Mc2 type of formulas can I get some input on possible improvements?