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Testimonials about Scarebird Classic Brakes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Trigun15, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Trigun15
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 10


    I'm new to the HAMB...and noticed Scarebird Classic Brakes in the vendor listing. I like what I've seen on their website, but I was wondering how many of you have used their products, and what can you share about them?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Marty McFly
    Joined: May 10, 2005
    Posts: 359

    Marty McFly

    I have his rear caliper brackets on my Olds rearend. They bolted up and fit good, my only complaint is I can see a slight bit of deflection in the 1/4" bracket when the brakes are fully applied. This very common with the fabricated flat plate steel brackets from what I understand, no big deal at all, they work good.

    Marty McFly

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  3. Trigun15
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 10


    Thanks for the reply Marty. Input always helps when dealing with a new vendor.

    I see there have been a lot of views here but not many posts. Is there anyone else who has worked with this vendor. My '53 has a Camaro subframe (rearsteer), and still running the drum brakes....I would really like to make the change, and this company's product interests me.

    Has anyone used their GM front disc conversion?

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  4. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


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  5. Why don't ya go to the wrecking yard or ebay and pick up a set of stock disc? gotta be a lot cheaper. I got their kit on my 50 and am not to impressed, it works.
  6. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,127

    abe lugo

    The Fairlane of American Club editor wrote up an article about his brackets for 62-65 fairlanes. It was a very positive article with few notes and suggestions. Scarbird saw the suggestions and made the changes for a better product.
    I believe he sets you up with a list of parts required for the conversions.
  7. Trigun15
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 10


    Thanks for the responses gentlemen....any information or opinions are always appreciated.

    Gator....thank you very much for the tech link. VERY helpful.

    I'm really liking the boards here at HAMB. =)
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  8. Abomb
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,659


    I put a scarebird kit on the front of my 55 Buick and couldn't be happier.......
  9. tombstone
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 288

    from sk.canada

    I got a set up for my '62 Falcon, everything went together with the parts they reccommended, no complaints. The service was excellent! Plus the cost was great! I have no complaints at this point. I haven't drivin the car yet as it is a work in progress but I cannot forsee any problems . Quality stuff as far as I'm concerned. :)
  10. JOHL92118
    Joined: Apr 15, 2018
    Posts: 2


    Man, I'm a bit late on this one. Question Tombstone how did this work out in the long run? I was looking at these for my '61 Falcon but haven't found any great documentation online.
  11. 62hotcat
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 193


    We used his kits on 2 of our 62 Pontiacs 1 was a daily for 3 years. No problems whatsoever. I think he's on here as Scarebird.
  12. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,949


    Why not just use newer Camaro spindles from a bone yard. Get spindles, and buy new rotors, hoses, calipers and pads.
  13. tombstone
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 288

    from sk.canada

    I’ve got lots of miles under this car , I’ve also put a disc brake kit on the ford 8 inch in this wagon , and have had absolutely no issues with the kits . I’d recommend SCAREBIRD kits.
  14. I just got my Scarebird 8" rear end disc conversion brackets. Which way does the e-brake cable come in? Top, Bottom, Front, Back? It would probably work any way I install them but I don't want to try every way to see what's right.
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  15. tombstone
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 288

    from sk.canada

    I don’t have the car anymore so I can’t run out and check it , but I believe I went with front /bottom . Sorry I can’t give you a definitive answer.....
  16. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,023


    I bought scarebirds kit for discs on my 1950 Ford. They do not fit unless I grind on my spindles. And I dont want to do that. Do NOT recommend!
  17. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,046

    lumpy 63

    I had to grind reliefs into my early ford spindles to fit F100 drum brakes... Doesn't seem to be an issue.
  18. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 3,906

    Automotive Stud

    I have their front disc brackets on my Mustang for about ten years now. They work good, they made the swap really affordable with off the shelf parts.
  19. Smokeybear
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 317


    I put a disk brake kit on the front of my 48 Plymouth. Works perfectly.
  20. 34Phil
    Joined: Sep 12, 2016
    Posts: 191


    Nova discs work too as Camaro will be rare in JY. That's what I used on G body subframe.
  21. earlymopar
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,074


    I have their front spindle hubs and caliper brackets on my 65 Dodge. The rest of the pieces were off of the parts list they provide. No issues for me and everything works well.

    - EM
  22. 00buck
    Joined: Oct 21, 2013
    Posts: 1

    from N.C.

    I used Scare bird disc brake conversion brackets on my 1950 Plymouth Business Coupe got off the shelf calipers pads and rotoes. Which is very convenient. Did the conversion 2011 driven the over 12 thousand miles without any problems.

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