The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by baker53, Jan 28, 2014.
Thank you so much and very very nice cars
Decided to change the front drum brakes to disc. Found a vendor in FL that sells caliper mounting plates that will allow the use of the original 14" wheels. Every other vendor I contacted indicated that I would have to go to 15 inch wheels which was just not an option for me. The caliper mounting plates and inner bearing bushings cost around $225 and the rest of the parts ran about $250 from Rock Auto. I did have to do a little mill work on the steering arms so that they would clear the lower ball joints. I also changed the single master cylinder to a dual unit and added an adjustable proportioning valve for the rear brakes for $75. My car is fitted with power brakes and the booster mounts above the master cylinder and the new dual master cylinder would not fit with the standard cap. I machined a new cap out of 1/2" aluminum and installed a couple of right angle fittings that go to the remote reservoir that I mounted on the firewall.
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