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Old 02-26-2007, 05:49 PM
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I have had a Speedway Motors front disc brake kit on my 56 Chevy for about 8 years. The calipers are mounted to the front of the rotors as per the instructions. I want to put a Hellwig Product 1 1/8" sway bar on but I don't know it the calipers will interfere with the link/sway bar. Hellwig could not answer the question. I asked Speedway if I could move the brackets and the calipers to opposite sides making them rear mount thus eliminating any possibility of a clearance problem. Speedway said the kit is meant and designed for front mounting only. I'm still not sure why this wouldn't work but thought I would put it on the forum for discussion. Has anyone used specifically a Hellwig 1 1/8" sway bar with the Speedway disc brake kit and if so does everything clear?

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Old 02-26-2007, 07:00 PM
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I had some SPEEDWAY MOTORS front mounted caliper brackets on the wife's 56 Chevy. The caliper bolts stripped out the bracket's threaded holes cause the brackets were too thin. I spent the extra money for some rear mount brackets from Danchuk, and these were much better. But I will have to tell you that I have also gotten some shabby parts from Danchuk too.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:49 AM
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I am considering replacing the Speedway kit with a complete rear caliper mounting kit from another company to eliminate the sway bar clearance problem. I've had my share of issues with the Speedway kit that is now on the car, ie. soft Chinese bearings I replaced, lug nut studs that twisted in the rotor when tightening (ended up replacing the rotors with USA made ones a few years back). Try getting the lug nuts off to get the wheel off when the stud is turning. It's not fun! I would not recommend the Speedway kit to anyone.

What company has a good disc brake kit with quality bearings, rotors etc. for 56 Chevys?
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Nice car!

(wish the rear view would enlarge)
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