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.
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 >>
George Vondriska teaches you how to install two types of tire pressure monitors that will help you save your classic car, your money and possibly even your life. These are quick, simple fixes that screw on to the valve stems of the tire that you can buy at almost any car store. See how easy…Watch Now >>