• Proportioning Valve

    Proportioning Valve Rebuild

    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…

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    1967 Ford Mustang Upgrade

    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…

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  • Drum to Disc Brake Conversion on a Chevy Classic Car

    Drum to Disc Brake Conversion on a Chevy Classic Car

    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. 

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    Classic Car Restoration: 1956 Chevy Model 150

    Brent Ackley and George Vondriska give an update on the 1956 Chevrolet 150 in this Classic Car video. Hear about the classic car restoration work that been done already and what is coming up next.

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  • Brake Line Planning

    Brake Line Planning

    Looking for some guidance when it comes to brake lines? Here’s a quick video tip to help you plan out, measure, cut, and bend brake lines for your car.

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    Bending Brake Lines and Creating Inverted Flares on Brake Tubing

    Cutting, bending, and creating inverted flares on brake lines is a necessary skill when building a classic car. Mark Simpson takes us through the process step by step so you’ll be prepared to build your own custom brake lines.

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  • Classic Car Restoration: Disc Brake Wrap Up

    Classic Car Restoration: Disc Brake Wrap-Up

    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…

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    Replacing Rear Disc Brakes

    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…

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  • Replacing Front Disc Brakes

    Replacing Front Disc Brakes

    Front disc brake conversions have become commonplace for many classic car enthusiasts. Mark Simpson takes us step-by-step through the process of installing an 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 you…

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