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.
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Front disc brake conversions have become commonplace for many classic car enthusiasts. Mark Simpson takes us step-by-step through the process of installing and SSBC conversion kit on the front of our ’57 DeSoto project car. From removing all of the factory hardware to installing new brackets, rotors and calipers, you’ll see first hand how youWatch Now >>
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 rodWatch 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 >>