Manual Front Disc Brakes - Okay?

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. BPBP440

    BPBP440 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Cass is who I am planning to go through, but was thrown a bit off by the Ram Man video.
     
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    My 67 r/t I made my own kit up using A body spindles, 11.75 rotors (slotted), 1970 coronet pin mount calipers, 79 cordoba pin mount caliper adapters and a 15/16" master. Rear I have the factory 11" drums. Car stops great and pedal pressure is perfect.

    oh and i'll ad that they fit under original mid 60s 15" torque thrust wheels
     
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      I converted my 70 Satellite front drums to disc with the SSBC kit and a 15/16" manual master. Car stops great. I liked the SSBC kit cause it uses the drum spindles and I didn't have to touch the front end at all which was in great shape. It was a straight bolt on. I also totally rebuilt the rear drums- drums, shoes, spring kit and wheel cylinders. Don't forget you will need a proportioning valve. IMG_5009.JPG IMG_5050.JPG
       
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        Whatever you choose, your best bet is to get a matched kit rather than trying to match parts from different sources, for best performance.
         
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        I have 13" rotors with viper calipers on the front, 12" with cobra calipers on the rear - manual brakes are awesome, (note you need the small MC *15/16*for this to work properly, can get them through dr. diff) and a proportioning valve for the rear brakes to adjust the bias. I should note I am running the same brake pads all around, porterfield racing RS
         
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          I don't think I'll ever put power brakes on any of my cars. Manual discs work just fine for me. My Duster is going together with Viper brakes up front and Ford Motorsport discs out back. I'm using the 15/16 billet master cylinder from Baer.
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