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Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

Street Rod Drum Brake Systems: Appearance Matters

Posted by toby on Sep 29, 2014 10:51:00 AM

street rod roadsterTraditional hot rods simply can’t have modern looking parts. Ask anyone in the hot rod segment of our hobby and they will agree. The true hot rod enthusiast requires vintage looking systems that deliver modern era performance.  It is also safe to say that on a hot rod, there are few systems more important than the brakes.

On most of today's aftermarket rear axle housings, the New Style Ford Bearing Flange (aka the Torino Bearing Flange) is by far the easiest to work with and the most common. When going this route, you have many disc brake options, but disc brake systems don’t look or feel right on a traditional hot rod. If this scenario sounds familiar, the Legend Series Drum Brake Kit is an ideal solution.

Street Rod Drum Brakes Our Universal Rear Drum Brake Kit Is Ideal For Street Rod Applications

With our universal rear  brake drum kit (p/n: DR1505K), you get 11” x 2” rear shoes, finned brake drums and 1” bore wheel cylinders. This kit also includes new stamped backing plates and all new hardware inside.  Under normal driving conditions, you'll enjoy braking performance that rivals disc systems in a package that looks much more correct than disc brakes.

So if you are building a traditional hot rod and looking for something that looks right and works right, give us a call.  We are always glad to lend a hand we'll be sure to answer any questions you might have about proper looking drum brake systems for your street rod.

Topics: Street Rod Brake Systems

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