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Author Topic:   help needed replacing drum with disk
md3 Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted September 28, 2005 04:03 PM  
looking for help by thoese that have been there. they are finaly going to let us run rear disk brakes on our street stocks currently run a 9"from a 78 thunderbird what would you recomend
thanx for the help

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted September 28, 2005 05:20 PM  
You can but a kit from Speedway or Day Motorsports that is pretty much self explanitory. Eddie

sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted September 28, 2005 08:02 PM  
go to a junk yard and check out all the lincoln town cars till you find one with disc..they will bolt right on..

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted September 29, 2005 07:09 PM  
I am also converting mine over to
disc brakes. I was woundering if I
should use the master cylinder I have
or do I need to get a different one?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 784
posted September 29, 2005 07:48 PM  
i ran mine for 2 years with the same stock master cylinder. no problems at all. you can go to a junkyard and spend probably 100.00 or do like me and have over 500.00 of the same stuff.. i wish i would have stuck to stock brakes. only differance is less than 1lb of rotating weight counting both sides..

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted October 02, 2005 07:43 PM  
do you run the stock poportioning valve?
or do you get rid of it and run the lines
straight to the calipers.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted October 02, 2005 07:58 PM  
my bolt pattern measuring center to center on the bolts is 4.5 inches and i do not run a valve i run wilwood reverse mount pedals with the brakes plumbed in front and rear sepritly

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted October 03, 2005 05:38 PM  
Just bought and installed the kit from speed way had troulbe adapting the calipers they sent with the right hose and bolt they did not supply. so if you are going to buy brakes buy rotors and brackets and go get stock calipers and hoses off a spare car or junk yard and save some money on the hole kit.


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