23T Hub and Disc Brake - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-24-2005, 03:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
23T Hub and Disc Brake

I have a 4" dropped tube axle with bare 37 to 41 Repro Ford spindles. Any ideas on what can I use for a good hub and disc brake setup which will bolt right on. The kits are way out of line and I was hoping someone might have an idea on a good setup which I could scrounge from a wreckers or parts car or where I might get some plans/templets to make adapters.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-24-2005, 04:34 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Holly, michigan
Posts: 8,081
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 22
Thanked 257 Times in 241 Posts
I have seen none that "bolt right on". The problem being that the old Ford spindles are too long. Almost all of the disc brake stuff uses a narrower hub/bearing setup. I have made up spacers to adapt modern bearings/seals to the spindles. Then used late seventies Malibu/Chevy or
Volare/Ford bolt pattern rotors. With homemade caliper brackets. But that is what the kits do..

Another one I have done was use spacer, then an old Pinto/Must II hub that had wasted rotors. Busted the rotors off. Turned the hubs down to fit Type II VW rotor hats and calipers (look a bit like Airheart) made up a caliper mount. Works good on the "T" bucket it's on.

Up side= little cost, just labor. Down side = machines cost me $60,000.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-24-2005, 04:43 PM
Henry Highrise's Avatar
Lost in the 60's
 
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Dixieland
Age: 69
Posts: 15,189
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
You can buy the kits reasonably priced at www.speedway.com. The kits come two ways..with everything, and with everything except the rotors, and calipers. So if you can get them cheaper elsewhere it would save you a little.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2005, 02:10 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Dee004

Thanks for the info guy's I appreciate it. I'll probably go the aftermarket route as I want to get this chassis rolling ASAP.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
63 impala simple disc conversion PikFabrications Suspension - Brakes - Steering 21 01-05-2008 02:12 PM
31 ford disc brake suloution WilderRods Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 05-01-2005 06:31 PM
Wheel clunking and brake squeal skizot Suspension - Brakes - Steering 29 10-09-2004 06:17 AM
65 Mustang, 6 cyl. Disc brake conversion? Rugbywinger Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 01-10-2003 09:38 PM
Drum to Disc 70 C-10 slider Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 11-02-2002 06:15 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.