Originally Posted by pitts64
After doing a disc swap on my 64 Bonneville I noticed the big 11" aluminum drums stopped faster but always pulled to one side during a panic stop. I never had any brake fade trouble and with out terrain that was amazing.
The discs stop straighter but don't pull the car down as powerful as the drums did.
I have 11-3/4 discs up front and 11" drums in the rear with a adjustable proportion valve and a metering valve.
Now that I'm running 2.5 / 3 positive caster and a Lee 12 to 1 steering box I ofter wonder what those old front drums would behave like.
( The good thing is, they will get a little better as they wear in. The alignment of the front end will have no effect on braking efficiency.) And the answer is, the old drums would be good. But it takes a lot better adjustment to keep them from pulling. That said, disks can pull as well.)
Dave Tallant Hot Rod Shop KC Mo