Disc swap questions.
I am considering swapping the drums on my 71 cutlass for disc brakes up front. I am debating 11 or 12 icnh front discs. The twelves have better stopping power. The 11s fit more wheels with less clearance issues. I would prefer a stock stance over a lowered stance. I know I need to do more research, but I figure I would start here.
I have printed out one very detailed website about the 12 inch swap. He ran into clearance issues with 16 inch wheels and really I don't want to go to 17s. Now it might be possible that with a different tire and wheel combination 16 inch wheels might avoid this. Honestly I would rather run 15 inch wheels, so 11s might work there. But is the increase in stopping power worth the trouble of putting in 12 inch brakes and the bigger wheels/tires?
Basically I am trying to nail down the brake issue so I know what wheels and tires to start looking for. Trying to figure out everything before I start buying stuff.
On wheels I prefer a classic look. Either torque thrust type or maybe the center line type wheels that have holes in the middle. I don't really like the modern looking wheels. Maybe even stock looking wheels. I have been looking at summit's website and seen a few I like and that are a decent price. And of course there are some available locally. But I can't really pick wheels until I know what the brakes will demand space wise. But there is room for compromise on either the brakes or wheels.