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 our classic car will ensure years of safe trouble free driving.
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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 needWatch 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 >>
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 >>
Brent Ackley and George Vondriska do a drum to disc brake conversion upgrade review in this Classic Car video. Instead of buying each part one at a time, they recommend using a catalog and then buying a brake conversion kit that is complete with all the parts specific to the car you are working on.Watch Now >>