Disc brakes are a popular upgrade for many years and makes of cars. The advantages of disc brakes include superior stopping power, improved reliability and greater ease of maintenance. Mark Simpson takes us through an overview of the SSBC brake conversion kit we’ll be installing on our ’57 DeSoto project, which includes everything we’ll need to get the job done, while still allowing us to keep the original factory 14-inch wheels and wheel covers. Whether your driving a ’50 Ford or a ’69 Camaro, upgrading your cars braking system can deliver improved braking performance and safety.
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After completing our conversion to SSBC front and rear disc brakes, Mark Simpson made some other conversions to our project ’57 DeSoto, these included installing a dual reservoir master cylinder, adding a proportioning valve to the rear brake circuit and installing a remote reservoir for easy maintenance. Adding an entirely modern braking system to ourWatch Now >>
Cutting, bending and creating inverted flares on brake lines is a necessary skill in building a classic car. Mark Simpson takes us through the process step-by-step, so you’ll be prepared to build your own custom brake lines.Watch Now >>
Learn how to replace rotors with proper preparation of the rotors by greasing the wheel bearings prior to install. George Vondriska and Brent Ackley show you a way to grease the wheel bearings differently than the way you may be used to doing it. Also learn about a seal seat kit that helps seat the seal.Watch Now >>