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50's Plymouth Disc Conversion Question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The Meth, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. CARtoons Magazine
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    Hi everyone. I have a question about my 50 plymouth deluxe that I am converting to 4 wheel disc brakes. I was wondering if anyone has done this and what is the best master cylinder to use? Also should I keep it located low where it is located factory or should I mount it on the firewall and make it work from there? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. check out my albums there is the unit i used on mine its off a Dodge Datona and mounted in the same location as the stock. worked great and was an easy swap.
     
  3. CARtoons Magazine
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    Did you go 4 wheels disc brakes? What year Daytona? Thanks
     
  4. yetiskustoms
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    Do they make disk brake conversions for 50s plymouths? My 54 could use them. As for the master, I put a dual res, power boosted, hanging pedal set up on mine. Works great.
     
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  5. CARtoons Magazine
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    I picked a 8.8 rear end from an explorer that has rear discs. Scarebird has a disc conversion kit that I am working on purchasing. Heard good things about there kits.
     
  6. supervert
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    why not do the explorer front too? there is a bunch of threads on here on doing it.
     
  7. 73RR
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  8. CARtoons Magazine
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    Keeping it simple for now. Dont know what the future holds.
     
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  11. yetiskustoms
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    ^^ thanks for the link derbydad!
     
  12. GeezersP15
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    x2...
     
  13. CARtoons Magazine
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    Thanks for the link, but still no
    Good answer on the best master cylinder for a 4 wheel disc set up for a 50 plymouth.
     
  14. mustang6147
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    Use a Vette M/C.... anyone you choose, check whether it has internal or you need external residual valves, depending ont he position...

    If you mount it low, your gonna need a bellcrank setup, because the Dual M/C you need to multiply the rod ratio versus peddle ratio. I think I had $100 into the bellcrank setup on my 41 p12

    If you mount it low, consider a remote fill as well...

    I used Brake Tech Solutions out of NC. They are very helpfull, and ay have a kit or at least give you tech on your application.
     
  15. tailpipe47
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    Doing the same swap on my 49 Plymouth fastback. I also am using Scarebird front and Explorer discs on rear, but I am installing them on an 8" Ford rear. Went with Ford because I couldn't find an 8 3/4 mopar cheap enough or the right size. I went with Scarebird because the parts used with it is all mopar parts.
     
  16. kardude67
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    May or may not be helpful, but I found a combination that works on Dodge I beam truck axles from that era that I use on hot rod builds. I use a FEDERATED SB96217 Front Brake Rotor/Disc that , believe it or not, is for 1992 thru 2003 Camrys. They are actually 5 on 4 1/2 ( Go figure), and they are shallow enought to keep things tidy. I use GM metric calipers and a bracket that I punch on my CNC turret. The rotors are only $17.00 as are the calipers. There is some simple machine work to make the parts cooperate, but it ended up being a VERY economical solution. Those early Mopar brakes SUCK.
     
  17. 53sled
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    I used AAJ on the 55 desoto and ECI on my 53. I was happy with the parts. Just make sure to match up the parts. Bore size matters. stroke matters.
     

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