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How To: Video Demonstration of a Rear Drum to Disc Brake Conversion

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Apr 29, 2019 5:07:54 PM

On every vehicle, you should find brakes on the both the front and rear axles. Early on, that consisted of drums on the front and drums on the rear. Over time, that changed to disc brakes on the front and some vehicles going to disc on the rear while others stayed with the drum brake option. The reasons for continuing with rear drums can be quite vast but usually involved an engineering reason over most of our heads or a cost reason at the OEM level. In our world, we can usually throw out the cost reason and look at it strictly from an engineering or performance level. Disc brakes are simply going to perform better on your classic car.

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But what is involved in converting a classic car over to disc brakes on the rear? It is not as difficult as a lot of people think. If the system is designed properly and for the application in question, it should be a very straight forward conversion.

To see how simple, follow along in our most recent How To video to see all of the steps necessary. For those wondering, the rear axle shown in the video is actually from a Full-size Pontiac and the steps would be almost the same for a Ford truck. Many of the other kits install almost the exact same way with the only difference being the look and function of the brackets. Bottom line, they are all this simple!Got Questions?  Speak With A Specialist Now!

We hope the video has shown the simplicity of the installation but unfortunately, we can’t cover everything. If you have any questions, please check our website for your exact application or simply give us a call and we’ll answer your questions that way.



Topics: How To Series, Disc Brake Conversion Kit

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