Disc Brake Conversion - 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 08-18-2003, 08:51 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DISC BRAKE SWAP YES OR NO...HELP

I NEED ADVICE ON FRONT DISC BRAKE CONVERSION. I HAVE A 57 CHEVY & WANT TO KNOW IF CHANGING TO DISC REALLY HELPS THE OR IS THE IMPROVEMENT NOT WORTH THE CHANGE. PLEASE LET ME HEAR YOUR OPINION GOOD OR BAD.
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

    Advertisement

Last edited by 57tommy; 08-18-2003 at 10:10 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2003, 11:27 AM
EBlack36's Avatar
Rebuilt Excitment
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lansing, Ks
Age: 62
Posts: 595
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
First Thing 57, please do not type your entire message in upper case, it looks as if you are mad or something. Now as far as the disck brake conversion, I did it on the 57 210 wagon that the wife and I own, you ask if it was worth it, heck yes it makes the car a safer car. these cars originally came with a single master cylinder and small drum brakes, when changing to disk you are going to convert to a dual master cylinder which will then separate your front and back brakes.

Last edited by EBlack36; 08-18-2003 at 01:59 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2003, 01:43 PM
gt2betubbed's Avatar
Kid With A Wrench...
 

Last journal entry: The Blower and test fit.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Cali Baby!
Age: 35
Posts: 1,106
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We just put a set of discs in the front of a 69 C10 and even without power assist, it made the biggest difference and was worth every drop of sweat and penny!
PS, it does look like you're screaming at us...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2003, 02:08 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sorry about the caps guys I can be small too...lol. I just wasn't sure if the disc brakes made that big of a difference. did you use a adjustable proportioning valve or a set one?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2003, 02:54 PM
EBlack36's Avatar
Rebuilt Excitment
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lansing, Ks
Age: 62
Posts: 595
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I used a set one, My entire booster/master cylinder came off of 86 s-10 blazer because I wanted it to set flat against the firewall, but if I was going to start over I would buy a complete conversion from someone like Master Power Brake or Stainless Steel Brakes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2003, 03:01 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks, I have a power brake booster from Mcgaughy's so this is the next step in getting the car back on the road. I had talked to 2 people with 55 chevys & they told me it didn't make that big of a improvement.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2003, 03:16 PM
gt2betubbed's Avatar
Kid With A Wrench...
 

Last journal entry: The Blower and test fit.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Cali Baby!
Age: 35
Posts: 1,106
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow, that's surprising. I can't see how, but the C10 we did had horrible brakes to begin with. We also had a set prop valve.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2003, 05:17 PM
troy-curt's Avatar
Shop Owner And Troll Hunter
 

Last journal entry: Detailing Eng. Compartment
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Prairie Grove Ar.
Age: 75
Posts: 2,646
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This week end I went to Branson Mo. for there yearly cruise, there was 2000 cars on the strip. several places was keep wet down for burn outs. I was driveing my 66 Elcamino, there was 80,000 spectaters yelling and cheering, guess what this old man did. The devil got me. I set up for a good burn out on my brand new B F Gs, Just as I let off to let the smoke clear The front wheel cylinders blew out. I did get the emergency brake set just as I ran up on a 50 studebaker with a blown 502 engine. If I had a dual master cylinder I could have finished the cruise. I`m putting one on today with 4 wheel disc. HTH

Troy,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-19-2003, 03:30 PM
302 Z28's Avatar  
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,837
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 86 Times in 73 Posts
Disc brakes did mot make that much of an improvement? All I can say is they didn't do it right if that is the case. Drum brakes on the tri 5's are the pits. When I converted my 56 a long time ago to disk brakes I was amazed at the difference.

Vince
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-19-2003, 03:40 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for everybodys input.. i have mcgaughys power booster and will get the rest of his brake setup.....thanks again for everybodys help
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



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:57 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.