While front disc brake conversions are popular on classic cars, rear brakes can be equally as important and should not be overlooked. Mark Simpson takes us through the process to remove the original rear drums and hardware from our project ’57 DeSoto, including the use of a drum puller. Then starting with a clean slate he takes us through the process of installing new caliper brackets, dust shields, rotors and calipers. While rear brakes only account for 30% of the stopping power of your car, Mark reminds us that should the front brakes fail the rear brakes become 100% of the ability of you to stop your car safely.
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 >>
Join the team at Tin Man Fabrication as we upgrade a 1967 Ford Mustang to Wilwood front disc brakes and install an Ididit tilt steering column. Hot rod mechanic Jim Koncker, takes us step-by-step through the process of upgrading to Wilwood performance front disc brakes, including: tear down, hub assembly, packing bearings, bracket installation and…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 >>