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Old 02-16-2012, 06:58 AM
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Disc Brake Question.

I have a '68 Camaro which came with the original 4-piston brake caliper. After several rebuilds (and lots of $$$) i gave up on them and installed a single piston conversion system. I believe that the new brakes are referred to as D52 style brakes.

The brakes work fine, but they do not seem to have the same stopping power as I am used. Admittedly, I don't know what this particular car brake system should feel like as I never had a proper working front brake system....but compared to other cars I have driven (new and old), it doesn't seem to have that snap stopping capability. (Am I making a mistake comparing this to a modern disc brake system?)

BTW, master cylinder, flex hoses, lines, booster and complete rears (drum) brakes have all been replaced/rebuilt. The system has been purged properly.

Is this a result of the replacement cast iron single piston caliper? Will I get better results with something like a Wilwood dual calipers?
Input and opinions welcome.
Vic Brincat
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