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1967 disc brake swap

Problems with your Suspension, Chassis, or Brakes? Problems fitting your quarterl panel? Suspension problems? Fiberglass hood fitting problems? Steering problems? Here is where you'll find the answer.

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Windsor Mike 67SS
Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:23 am
Joined: Fri May 23, 2008 9:57 am
Location: Windsor, Ontario
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I was looking to get some pointers and ideas on changing our my drum brakes. I have a stock 67 SS, with a 383 stroker in it. I just got 17" wheels and dumped the old 14's that were on it so I could go with 13" discs.

I also want to know about going with a 2" drop spindle, I don't like the stock stance. Will I have clearance issues by lowering the spindles? Also what kinds should I look for, I see mention about problems with some on geometry in ads.

About the brakes, I have been looking at Master Power and Classic Performance products for affordable full kits for first gens. I plan on relacing the whole system and lines at the same time. I don't have power brakes currently, should I make that change it seems like most kits include that. I also have been told to get ceramic pads since they give off less dust, but do they perform? Are they other concerns on a 67 by moving up to 17's and putting on disc brakes?

I was hoping there were people out there that did the swap and had pointers for me on this.


Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 11:27 am
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I still have stock ralleys, so I run a smaller disc set up. I went with Stainless Steel Brakes. They have everything you need. Cost will vary on the number of pistons you select in the calipers.

A couple of thoughts. I don't have drop spindles on my car, and I do scrape the larger oil pan needed for my stroker. Granted, it's only hitting a dip in the road to hard or on steep driveways, but it does happen.

Second, I don't know how big of a cam you have, but if you are planning to go to power brakes, plan to also use a vacuum tank, or an electric pump.


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