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Old 02-27-2007, 12:10 PM
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Bigger Brakes!

Hi.
My project is a ´39 ford coupé, 1989 corvette suspension and a
2004 srt-10 viper engine.
I´m sure that I will have some problems to get the engine in the car
but it can be solved.
My question is.
Do you think I should swap to bigger and better brakes or is the
Corvettes original brakes good enouth?

Poor english, sorry I´m Swedish...
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Howdy...you're English is just fine, for the sake of a lot of money and extra fabrication I would stick with the Corvette brakes. You can always upgrade them to slotted or drilled types at a later date if needed. Probably would'nt hurt to have the rotors turned now and install a good set of carbon metallic pads......also try to keep the speed under 150 or so!!! Thats going to be an awfully tight fit in that 39's engine bay, ......good luck.
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Thanks for your reply 327.

I will go to LA on friday to pick up the engine and to arrange the shipping
so if you know were to find brakeparts it would help. You see. If I buy the parts in sweden I will probably have to pay the dubble.

You are so right about the engine, after some measurments I have found out that I need to move the firewall atleast 6 inch back, reshape the inner fenders and move the sofa to the trunk(almost) and probably a lot of other
mods but what the heck. Isn´t it worth it!!
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I did a little checking, L.A. is a BIG area so I just looked up "Autozone". They have their best carbon metallic pads for the Corvette listed as "PFC-Z rated" fronts are part# 413Z @ $69.99 and rears are part# 412Z @ $59.99, they come with a 2 yr. warranty. I know they are good pads because I have them on my '02 F-250 Powerstroke diesel 4X4 (not the Z rated) and I pull a 28 ft. gooseneck horse trailer, no problems. Just look in the yellow pages where you are staying, they may have to order them but that should'nt be a problem. And just tell the guy you want brakes for an 89 Corvette, if you mention you're putting them in a '39 Ford he may vapor lock on you. good luck....Dave
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Thanks a lot for your help Dave.
I will run to Autozone on monday.
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