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Old 12-03-2004, 12:05 PM
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Question Picking a drivetrain

Hi this is my first post I'm building a lowered 56 Chev Pickup it's got a RB's rear lowering kit and front clip also from RB's which will accept a donor 81 Gran Prix front end.

I'm thinking a small block with 400hp or more 700R trans and 12bolt posi with 3.73 gears. I don't know if drum brakes are ok or should I go rear disc. If I said money is no object you'd think I wasn't married. I want a reliable and safe truck to drive and show.

I'm open to any suggestions you may have to save me what many of you have found while building your projects

Thanks for your help Phil

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welcome Phil......about the brakes. I haven't found too many rear disk setups that are worth a damn. They work OK, but the cost of replacement parts and the hassles of working on them outweighs the benefits.

Go with rear drums, especially if cost is a factor.
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I agree with Poncho. While a rear disc set-up is cool the drum brakes for your truck will be sufficient. Sounds like you have a nice project in progress there. Good luck and have fun.
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