need help with self energizing braks - 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> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-23-2012, 01:52 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: iowa
Posts: 21
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
need help with self energizing braks

need help finding self energizing brakes that will fit a 48 ford passenger car front spindles, i have heard something about buick brake what need to be done to the backing plate to make it fit this is all new to me im hopeing some one know's what to do, i have ben a part's changer most of the time this is my frist try at a 51 ford pickup rat rod thanks #1spudman

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-23-2012, 02:25 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,112
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,290
Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,008 Posts
From what I remember Lincoln Zepher brakes are self energizing and the only brakes that bolt on your spindles. They were the hot rod brake for years and years on the early V8 Fords.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-24-2012, 03:19 AM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 69
Posts: 7,313
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 46
Thanked 146 Times in 138 Posts
Try speedway motors as they have a lot of pieces for early fords. the lincoln brakes are in short supply these days..

Sam
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Mopar tapered axle rear brake conversion
Last journal entry: What I'm doing now...
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 4,267
Wiki Edits: 49

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I responded to your PM with the link you asked for.

The do it yourself method I used can be done by using your stock backing plates and hubs. There is a mod you'll need to do to the backing plates but if you have a welder that part is easy. Then you just need the innards from your choice of modern brakes that are the same size as you're stock drums. That's pretty much it.

The Lincoln brakes and the stuff from Speedway will cost you a bit of cash. If you do it yourself it'll cost you a couple junk backing plates, brake shoes and kit from Napa, and some new wheel studs (providing you want to convert to slip on brake drums). Probably less than a hundred bucks.

Centerline
HotRodsAndHemis.com

"Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2012, 07:31 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: iowa
Posts: 21
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thank you so much

thank's so much centerline that help so much im on a low budget build and front brake's has ben driveing me up the wall im not good at coming up with idea of my own i have ben a parts changer for a long time i can do the work i just need the how to first i have adhd and have ben put down for it all my life thank you so much for all your help GOD bless you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2012, 10:10 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,112
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,290
Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,008 Posts
Yeah for goodness sakes do it like a hotrodder! I just got a new Speedway catalog in the mail (don't remember ever buying anything from them so I don't know why I keep getting them) and my God it's CRAZY what is available. And I mean CRAZY because people go to catalogs like this and it is an inch away from building a "kit car" using stuff like this, GEEEEZ, they make EVERYTHING (mostly in China). I understand someone could build a complete car on their own and just buy one piece from them, but I can see the guy with boxes from Speedway coming everyday, "geeeez what a waste of good machinery" Click here if you don't know what this is from.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-26-2012, 08:40 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: iowa
Posts: 21
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thank's

thank's brian and all of you for all the help and encouragement that you give
need to have someone to come up with a book or dvd were to find part's and idea's what will work together were to find interchange book's the frist big help i found was dvd by back from the dead a full rat rod built by IAN Roussel then a dvd streetrod 101 by BOB Hamilton they gave me lot of idea's and now the hotrodders bullders board now who know's some day maybe ican help someone too thank's for all the help and encouragement mel
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics 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
GM self-energizing brakes for early Fords Centerline Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 06-23-2008 10:40 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:24 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.