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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 10, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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converting to disc brakes, what do you think?

i will be converting from drum front brakes to disc. wanna do it the inexpensive way. this will be a street/strip car. thinking about buying this kit off ebay. I will be running a roller mechanical cam with about 570-580 lift 240-250 duration on a 108 on a 383 stroker. trying not to have to run a vacumn pump. ( i will if i absolutley have too) will have power steering. will any of the following master brake cyclinders work so i dont have to run vacumn pump. they offer several kinds.
what options do i have with disc brakes. would manual disc brakes be ok with what i wanna do, or should i go ahead and get powered?? any help is appreciated.
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Re: converting to disc brakes, what do you think?

Non-power disc brakes should work fine and no need to worry about lack of vacumn. it will stop fine and just be little harder on your leg. anything is better then non-power drum brakes j


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Re: converting to disc brakes, what do you think?

I think that's kinda high for what it is. You can reuse your spindles if you're willing to cut down the mounting boss. The rest of the stuff is easily obtained.
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Re: converting to disc brakes, what do you think?

Looking at the ad, warranty, their ebay store, and location (Ohio) I'm going to guess that this is Right Stuff Detailing. That's a much better price than through their website and even a little better than the shipped price for the same kit through Matt's Classic Bowties ($525). It's a good kit. They can set it up for manual and it should knock at least $90 off the price.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 10, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Re: converting to disc brakes, what do you think?

can i buy the power disc brake set up and not use the booster, would that make it a manual? i may go power down the road so it would be nice to have for later. they will only knock off 40.00 if i buy the manual brake system vs the power so might as well get the power if i can use it as a manual.
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Re: converting to disc brakes, what do you think?

The manual system will use a different MC than the boosted system.


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