When restoring any classic car it is vitally important to rebuild ALL components in your car’s braking system. One component often overlooked is the proportioning valve. The proportioning valve determines the percentages of brake fluid directed to the front and rear brakes to ensure safe braking. Bob Wilson owner of RJ Restorations explains how the proportioning valve functions and demonstrates the process of rebuilding one.
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…Watch Now >>
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…Watch Now >>