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.
Bleeding the master cylinder can be done with it in the car but it would take a long time to get all the air worked out. Brent Ackley shows you how to bench bleed a master cylinder by using bleeding ports, attaching little hoses and adding brake fluid. Last step is pumping the actuating rod…Watch Now >>
George Vondriska introduces you to the combination impact wrench and wheel torque extension, which ranges from 55 pounds of torque to 140 pounds of torque. You will learn how to get a perfectly consistent torque throughout by using a cross pattern technique.Watch Now >>
Suspension is a good first step for improving the handling of a car, but Cam Benty explains how new, better wheels and tires for classic cars can make an even bigger difference. Cory installs the wheels and teaches you about an aspect you might have overlooked otherwise – alignment.Watch Now >>
Brent Ackley repacks the wheel bearings on his 1966 Buick Skylark to inspect them for wear and damage. He removes the dust cover, cotter key and castle nut to teach you how to take out both the inner and outer bearings for cleaning and then examine and repack them.Watch Now >>